Gamifying Sustainability: The Carrot Beats the Stick

This post previews Bennu’s “Gamifying Sustainability” panel at Sustainable Brands ’12.

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Social Media Week: Food for the Mind, Body & Soul

Bennu CEO, Ashok Kamal, recaps Social Media Week and the gamification theme.

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Green Gamification

Games are like ketchup: widely loved and diversely applied, with an appeal rooted in childhood. In fact, a new report reveals that over 90% of U.S. kids aged 2- 17 are gaming today. Yet the gaming generation has been on the rise for three decades, leading to not only an army of young gamers, but also an influential adult segment. It is small wonder, then, that “gamification” is the most disruptive force to impact marketing since the arrival of social media. Typically defined, gamification refers to the use of game mechanics, such as points, badges, leaderboards and challenges in non-game...

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Greening Is A Team Sport!

This article summarizes the nature and significance of Waste Management’s landmark investment in Recyclebank.

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Blue is the New Green

 Did you know that 70% of the world’s oxygen comes from the ocean? Or that 97% of the biosphere is in the sea? The oceans also absorb much of our carbon dioxide and hold 97% of the earth’s water. Every single human being, plant and animal is literally dependent on the ocean for survival. Yet we treat our oceans like a bottomless liquid landfill. Recent events have elevated ocean abuse to a top of mind environmental crisis. The infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch – composed of small but strong bits of plastic waste – is estimated to be much larger than the state of Texas. The April...

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Bennu’s Top 5 Tips for Greening Your Holidays

The holidays are a time to celebrate, but here is a fact only worthy of regret: we toss much more waste during the holiday season than at any other point in the year. Specifically, Americans produce 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, amounting to 6 million extra tons of garbage! Regardless of your religious persuasion, wanton consumption is never considered virtuous. When we over-spend, over-eat and over-use, we are threatening the sustainability of the communities we love. Fortunately, greening your lifestyle is both fun and rewarding! Bennu is happy to bring to you tips...

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