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How Mango Seeds Help Chicken Farmers Cut Costs by a Third

With feed prices accounting for up to 70 percent of Nigerian chicken farmers’ overhead, a simple move to UNFIRE feed can mean a 35 percent reduction in overall costs.

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He Builds Houses out of Recycled Plastic

Russian startup Plastica recycles 10 percent of all plastic waste in the million-person city of Volgograd, Russia, where it is based, and turns that plastic into enough bricks, paving tiles, and roof tiles for four homes per month.

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Their Radical Idea for Transforming High School: Trusting High Schoolers

Ustvarjalnik brings entrepreneurs to high school classrooms and engages students with open-ended assignments aimed at solving real-world challenges. (One example: “Go get your picture taken with the mayor.”)

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A Most Relaxing Way to Help a Village

Watch Yellow Leaf Hammocks co-founder Joe Demin talk about the 600-mile taxi ride that led to his company, which is creating sustainable jobs for Thailand’s hill tribe communities—by selling some of the most comfortable hammocks in the world!

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His Competitive Advantage? Employees With Autism

Rising Tide Carwash co-founder and COO Tom D’Eri explains how his company has made a competitive advantage out of the fact that 80 percent of its workforce has autism.


Clean Water in India for less than $2 Per Day

Unreasonable Institute fellow Divya Yachamaneni, deputy general manager of Naandi Community Water Services, explains how her company is bringing clean drinking water to rural Indian families for less than $2 per month. NCWS’s low-cost water-purification stations are now in more than 400 villages, delivering clean, safe drinking water to about 600,000 people.

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Hard Data Leads to Big Money for Polluted Towns

Source International provides scientists and scientific tools to communities threatened by waste and pollution from natural-resource extraction. With the resulting data, communities been able to press for compensation.

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An Ingenious Way to Help Girls Stay in School

On an otherwise reasonable evening in July, more than 1,000 people packed an auditorium in Boulder, Colorado,  for the culmination of the 2014 Unreasonable Institute. They came to watch 11 ventures present […]

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Solar-Powered Computer Labs for Rural Schools

Hear how Greenlink builds and leases solar-powered computer labs for off-grid schools in Tanzania, where 96 percent of rural classrooms lack electricity.

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Are You Living for Your Resume or Your Eulogy?

Within each of us are two selves: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy. Can we balance these two selves?