Meet the 2013 Circuit Program Members
The third year of PSU’s Social Innovation Incubator Circuit Program for startup social innovators is now underway. Over the next five months, new members Pacific Green Development, Project Beet Generation, and ReWear will participate in expert-led workshops on financial management, business law, impact analysis, marketing, and other topics essential to their success. Watch this blog for updates on their progress and to find out how you can see them pitch their ventures in June.
Pacific Green Development
Pacific Green Development offers sustainable, low-carbon building systems for mainstream construction. Their signature product is a building material made from industrial hemp and lime that offers better insulation, healthier indoor air quality, and reduced CO2 emissions when compared with traditional materials.
Project Beet Generation
Project Beet Generation (PBG) seeks to fulfill the right of all children to be raised with their fingers and toes in the soil and the knowledge and skills necessary to produce healthy, beautiful meals from the land where they live and for the people around them. Partnering with schools, urban farms, and neighborhood communities, PBG will act as a central hub where garden educators can convene to receive training and cooperatively share fundraising opportunities and large-scale material needs.
The average US household throws away 177 lbs of clothing and textile materials annually. Currently, only 15% gets used or recycled. It is estimated that by choosing just one recycled item instead of buying new, you eliminate 29 lbs of CO2. Rewear offers customers the experience of boutique buying — products that are unique and fashionable with a modern urban aesthetic — all made from upcycled materials. ReWear crafts limited-edition and unique items, with each piece made by hand from existing materials.
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