Once the youngest president of the Sierra Club, Adam Werbach used to call Wal-Mart toxic. Now the company is his biggest client. Does the path to a greener future run through Bentonville? By Danielle Sacks
How Green is Wal-Mart?
In October 2005, Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott outlined audacious environmental and sustainability goals for the company. Here's the status of some of the company's major initiatives. By Charles Fishman
Wal-Mart's Personal Sustainability Project
The Personal Sustainability Project, or PSP, that Werbach and his firm, Act Now, are running for Wal-Mart is intended to help the company's 1.3 million employees see how sustainability--defined very broadly as "having enough for now, while not harming the future"--relates to their own lives. Here's the strategy. By Fast Company Staff
Quiz: How Green is Corporate America?
As businesses scramble to be identified with the "green" movement and brand themselves as eco-friendly, it gets harder and harder to tell which companies are serious about making a difference and which ones are more interested in making a marketing statement. By Fast Company Staff
One New Orleans industry survived Katrina: its booming film business. Now the lawsuits are flying, and the old rot is setting in fast. Another sad tale from the city that just can't stop itself. By Anya Kamenetz
Across the country, talent-hungry corporations are trying to save our struggling public schools. Are they creating smarter kids--or a fleet of drones? By Elizabeth Svoboda
Top Companies Get In The Education Game
These days, getting involved in public schools is practically a requirement for top companies. Here are some of the most ambitious initiatives. By Fast Company Staff
Serial Webmeister Jason Calacanis survived the dotcom bust and went on to sell Weblogs Inc. to AOL for $25 million. He says his new search engine--powered by people, of all things--will give Google a run for its money. We almost believe him. By Adam L. Penenberg
Podcast: Did He Really Say That?
Fast Company Contributing Writer, Adam L. Penenberg, chats with Jason Calacanis, founder of a new human-powered search engine called Mahalo, who offers tips on how to entice venture capitalists to pony up millions and why critics like Gawker Media tycoon Nick Denton are simply "delusional."
Video: People-powered Search In Action
Jason Calacanis founded Silicon Alley Media and sold Weblogs Inc. to AOL for $25 million. For his third act, he returns to the Web with a search engine that actually uses human guides to find the best results. They build customized pages and even clean up the spam. See how they work in our exclusive video.
Daniel Libeskind shares his vision for architecture and why he's at peace with the plans for Ground Zero that replaced his own. By Alec Appelbaum
Podcast: Daniel Libeskind's Vision for Architecture
Libeskind won the 2002 public competition to design a replacement for the World Trade Center destroyed six years ago on September 11. The site developer, mistrusting his dreamy talk and jagged angles, relegated him to master planning the overall site. Hear why Libeskind is at peace with the plans for Ground Zero that replaced his own.
Consumer-electronics companies are embracing the open-source model--enlisting volunteer developers, designers, and just regular folk--to create cooler products for all their customers. By Michael A. Prospero
Why Twitter will change the way business communicates (again). By Robert Scoble
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Video: Business by Twitter
Mansueto Digital President Ed Sussman chats with expert tech blogger and videocaster about Twitter, the fastest growing application in Internet history. Scoble sees services like Twitter, where users can update snippets from their lives -- through text, images, and video -- as the next great marketing tool. It's just that marketers haven't quite caught on yet.