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One of the best things about organizing SF EcoTuesday is the opportunity to meet and showcase sustainable business leaders partnering with designers to create thoughtful experiences. My hope is to draw more people from the design community to SF EcoTuesday as a place to connect business ideas with design strategy and solutions. This is a chance for designers to directly network with entrepreneurs and be more involved in work that effects change for the common good. As a designer my personal goal is to be more focused on working for and partnering with organizations who’s goals are to build a more sustainable world.
A great example of this is our upcoming speaker, Dr. Larry Weiss from San Francisco company CleanWell. Dr. Weiss and business parter Sam DeAth teamed up with IDEO to create CleanWell, a line of healthy hand cleaners to promote healthy habits. Weiss and DeAth had a compelling mission inspired by a personal story and an all-natural product based in science. Using design thinking to build a business, IDEO brought their expertise to craft CleanWell into a meaningful experience and brand. The combination of CleanWell and IDEO has succeeded in connecting people to a brand that goes beyond a product by resonating with our daily choices in a tangible and thoughtful way. Good hand washing habits with a healthy, enjoyable cleaner negate the need for us to expose ourselves and the environment to toxic chemicals.
Their collaboration resulted in a line of non-toxic, alchohol-free alternative to hand sanitizers and cleaners, produced cruelty-free and made from sustainably grown ingredients. The packaging is considerate in it’s sharp and simple visual design, including low-tac adhesive for easy removal for minimal branding in the home. IDEO designed the packaging and graphics for CleanWell’s line of spray and toweletts, as well as helped build operational and manufacturing capabilities. IDEO’s expertise comes from an interdisciplinary team including industrial designers, engineers, business specialists, and communications and graphic designers who create “multifaceted experiences that connect people to brands in harmonious, meaningful, and emotional ways.” Four years later, CleanWell can be found in Whole Foods, Rainbow Grocery, Walgreens, Target and many other retail locations. Both Seventh Generation and Method sell products powered by CleanWell technology. Through these partnerships the CleanWell logo itself has become a mark of excellence, representing the highest standard in all-natural cleaning quality. You can read more about the IDEO CleanWell case study here.
We hope you can join us this Tuesday, January 25, at The San Francisco W Hotel at 6:30 pm. $5 with online registration ($10 at the door).
We are thrilled to have Dr. Larry Weiss, CTO and co-founder of CleanWell, as our speaker in San Francisco this month. Dr. Weiss will discuss his company's approach to business that is inspired by real life and by people with a common passion.
CleanWell’s mission was born 10 years ago from a family’s need to find cleaning and disinfecting products that were highly effective but also safe. CleanWell is committed to creating natural technologies that offer a way to clean without compromising our personal health and safety, or that of the environment. CleanWell’s all-natural hand sanitizer and line of naturally scented hand washes deliver a variety of environmental advantages because the active ingredient is made from rapidly renewable natural resources that are sustainably grown without pesticides or fertilizer. Learn more at www.CleanWellToday.com.
Dr. Weiss is a widely published physician, scientist, and expert in the chemistry of natural products, infection control and epidemiology. He's a graduate of Cornell University and Stanford Medical School, and has served as a NIH Fellow, clinician academic, and teacher. He and his family, plus three miniature longhair dachshunds wash their hands and paws at least five times a day. He blogs at "A Better Way to Clean".
This month we are being generously hosted by the W San Francisco. W San Francisco recently obtained Silver LEED-EB certification, which makes them one of seven existing build hotels in North America, and the first Starwood and W property to secure this highly sought after (and difficult to obtain) distinction within the green community. W is committed to ensuring that their guests can feel good about their impact on the environment without sacrificing style or substance. We'll be meeting in the The Industry Room.
Big thanks to W San Francisco and CleanWell for supporting us in kicking off SF EcoTuesday 2011!
Please join us on Tuesday, January 25th for this great event. Register for the event here.
"We commit mistake and we learn some lessons from it. A lesson not to commit that mistake again and lesson on how we must handle our lives righteously." - Jake Harold
My name is Jake, I am a Quodophile. I love making and collecting quotes. Quotes such as inspirational, motivational, "love", about life and many many more types of quotes. Life quotes are my most favorite.
On October 28, 1994 Calvin Souther Fuller passed away at his home in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 92.
Born on May 25th, 1902, Fuller's legacy includes 33 patents, including how to purify silicon. Some have called his inventions a pivotal step in the founding of semiconductors, the evolution of the personal computer and the development solar cell. In his 1994 New York Times obituary, AT&T spokesman Robert Ford said Fuller's invention of the silicon solar cell...
"...helped make the space program practical, because space vehicles could get power from readily available sunlight."
Born in Chicago, Fuller attended the University of Chicago he received a B.S. and a Ph.D.in physical chemistry. He joined Bell Labs (then called Bell Telephone) in 1930, where his work included research in organic insulating materials and investigations of the molecular nature of polymers.
Working with Bell Telephone scientists Daryl Chapin and Gerald Pearson, Fuller diffused boron into silicon to capture the sun's power. The invention of the 'solar battery' resulted in a 600% improvement in previous technologies to harnessing solar power and convert it into electricity. The inventors used several small strips of silicon to capture sunlight and render it into free electrons.
Here is a story told by Calvin S. Fuller's oldest son Robert W. Fuller as part of the speech preparation for Calvin S. Fuller's May 2008 induction to the National Inventor's Hall of Fame:
"In 1954, I was home from vacation from college to visit my parents. That night my father, Calvin Souther Fuller, came home with something that looked like a quarter with wires sticking out of it. This was a device that connected to a small electric windmill that stood on the table. He shined a bright flashlight on the quarter-like object, which was actually silicon solar cell, and the blades of the windmill started turning. It was so exciting to see the flashlight power the tiny windmill. While this device looked like a quarter to anyone else, it was actually the world’s first silicon solar battery - a device that later become known as the silicon solar cell."
The solar cell was given a public demonstration at Murray Hill in 1954. The first public service trial of the Bell Solar Battery began with a telephone carrier system in 1955 in Americus, Georgia. By 1958, the US Department of Defense wanted solar cells to power vehicles and satellites in space. The first time the cells were put on board an operational space vehicle, and used, was in 1962, on AT&T's Telstar communications satellite.
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The business world is evolving and those in leadership positions are becoming more and more aware of the impact that their actions have on the social and environmental aspects of their companies. Many of these leaders will be participating in The Enlightened Business Summit, a virtual global telesummit that will take place next week (October 25-29), which will explore the leading edge of entrepreneurship and conscious business. Speakers include Chip Conley (Joie de Vivre Hospitality), John Mackey (Whole Foods), Tim Ferriss (author of The Four Hour Workweek) and Steven M. Covey (author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People). We hope you can join us!