A selection of quotes and images from Ewing Marion Kauffman about philanthropy and entrepreneurship

A video detailing the Kauffman Foundation's work in entrepreneurship and education

The Kauffman Foundation's Mission: Helping people attain economic independence through education and entrepreneurship, which Ewing Kauffman saw as two ends of a continuum.

All of the money in the world cannot solve problems unless we work together. ~Ewing Marion Kauffman

The Kauffman Foundation: "What we do every day."

Ewing and Muriel Kauffman sculpture at Kauffman Foundation

The more that you expect from people, the more they live up to your expectations. ~Ewing Marion Kauffman

Mr. K - Ewing Kauffman, a "common" man with uncommon vision! Great Foundation - www.kauffman.org!

"I Have an Idea" - A public service announcement produced by the Kauffman Foundation reminds us of the power of innovative entrepreneurs whose energy and insights lead to breakthrough technologies, put people to work, renew our economy and advance social welfare. With entrepreneurship at the center of the global economic stage, our message is simple: an entrepreneur with an idea can change the world.

The construction of the photovoltaic power industry since 2000 has required an enormous amount of energy, mostly from fossil fuels. The good news is that the clean electricity from all the installed solar panels has likely just surpassed the energy going into the industry's continued growth, Stanford researchers find.

The trailer for the film based on the book Solar Revolution is now out!

✯ Solar Wind

"These neon green mushrooms, or Mycena chlorophos, to use the technical term, emerge during the rainy season in Japanese and Brazilian forests, scattering the floor with glowing spores. The bases of tree trunks, fallen branches, leaf litter and moist soil provide perfect breeding grounds for the mushrooms. Found mostly on Mesameyama island in Ugui, Japan and Ribeira Valley Tourist State Park, Brazil, the appearance of these garish looking fungi is due to bioluminescence."

In profile: Seeing the light - MIT News Office

Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894) was a German physicist who expanded Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light, which was 1st demonstrated by Hughes using non-rigorous procedures. Hertz is distinguished from Maxwell & Hughes because he was the 1st to conclusively prove the existence of electromagnetic waves by engineering instruments to transmit & receive radio pulses using procedures that ruled out all other wireless phenomena. The unit of frequency (cycles/second) was named the "hertz."

Strawberry Tree is a solar charger for mobile devices. It enables passersby to charge their mobile phones, tablets and multimedia players with the energy of the sun.

This common sense wisdom is a #quotation from a 2010 Vote Solar Initiative (Adam Browning, Executive Director) billboard. To learn the history of the billboard (and to see a picture of it) check here: http://grist.org/list/the-best-pro-solar-billboard-youve-ever-seen/ #solar

300,000 mirrors: World's largest thermal solar plant (377MW) under construction in the Mojave