Anya Kamenetz

She’s the author of Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006) and DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, (Chelsea Green, 2010). Her next book, The Test, about standardized testing, will be published by Public Affairs in 2015.
Her 2011 ebook The Edupunks’ Guide was funded by the Gates Foundation. She was named a 2010 Game Changer in Education by the Huffington Post, received two National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association in 2009 and 2010, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing by the Village Voice in 2005. She travels and speaks across the country, and occasionally gives commentary on NPR, CNN and other news networks. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband & daughter.

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Microgrid Energy Rules the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open

What is a sustainable innovation? I had the pleasure of representing Fast Company among judges from Nike and IDEO at the Sustainable Brands Conference’s second annual Innovation Open in Monterey, CA this week, and we had a lively discussion on that topic. Conclusion, at least from our small sample size and deliberations: It has to be a viable business with growth potential; an articulate, smart team; and the basic idea behind it has to capture the imagination with its world-changing potential impact.

Microgrid Energy Rules the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open
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