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Venture Wormboy

Attending Princeton is a dream for many aspiring business people, but not Wormboy. Tom Szaky is a 22-year old who gave up an Ivy League education to start his own company, Terracycle. The young entrepreneur turns garbage into gold, with a little help from California red worms. Millions of wiggling worms are fed a mixture of manure, coffee grounds and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:18:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

Marketplace Lousy Labels: The Natural and Organic Deception?

As consumers, we love our shampoos, deodorants, lotions, makeup and other personal care products. But as the products add up, so do the chemicals. That's why 64 percent of us say we're seeking out more "natural" or "organic" items. But how do we know what these labels mean? Marketplace takes a closer look at green personal care products. It turns out labels ...
  • 2011
  • 00:21:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Eco-preneurs: Business Goes Green

Episode 1 of Fortune Hunters, the cutting-edge new business series focused on "trends" — the powerful shifts in human behaviour and in economic activity that define today’s world. Ever since Al Gore sounded the alarm bell, people are refocusing on the crisis of climate change. Smart entrepreneurs know that more and more, consumers are willing to pay to help clear their ...
  • 2008
  • 00:20:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Polar Bear Fever

The polar bear has become the new poster child for climate change, the perfect photogenic symbol for selling an environmental message. Polar Bear Fever takes us on a journey to meet the people who are obsessed with the bear. Few can resist the bear’s red-hot image — scientists and zookeepers, photographers and filmmakers, environmentalists and politicians, marketing mavens and advertising giants.
  • 2008
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Eco Initiatives: Weathering Climate Change

With the recession weighing on most consumers’ minds, you might think environmentally friendly thoughts are being pushed to the side. But while demand for green consumer products has dropped somewhat, plenty of North Americans remain committed to doing better by Mother Earth. Both the Canadian and American governments are reacting to the recession by spending to stimulate economic growth. And ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Organic Food Primer

Organic food is the fastest growing segment of the food industry in Canada. The use of pesticides, genetically modified foods, and antibiotics in animals are a few of the reasons people are choosing organic. But is it really better for you, and is it better for the planet? When you buy organic food, what does that label really mean? Which ...
  • 2000
  • 00:22:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013