What if every school had a scrap store?

I recently came across an article from The Atlantic covering the recent re-emergence of "adventure playgrounds" in the U.K. The concept, originally popularized in the 1940's, is the direct opposite of traditional playgrounds that dot suburban neighborhoods, with their plastic equipment and piles of wood chips that encourage standard, structured play. In an adventure playground, not only is the … [Read more...]

Watch Out Little Lady

I self-identify as a woman in the tech/startup industry. I've run a collaborative workspace - spaces that tend to attract those with tech backgrounds. I've organized and facilitated multiple Startup Weekend events, a 54-hour frenzy of entrepreneurial learning that commonly results in a mobile or web-based minimum viable product. And I'm preparing to jump into a new role as a Project Manager for a … [Read more...]

Combating Back-to-School Waste

Recently came across this article from Fast Co.Exist about back-to-school waste and the infographics are a bit crazy. All you have to do is walk into a Target a few weeks before start of school to see this type of waste in action. However, the article also points out consumers habits are changing - keeping spending down and looking for the best value. Here's a few ideas on how parents and kids … [Read more...]