Innov8Social is 4 months old! And the thanks for its growth and reach goes to you.

Kudos to You
Here are a few things that you can pat yourself on the back for:
  • has had thousands of unique visitors from 53 countries and 450 different cities
  • We have seen a 250% increase in month-over-month pageview traffic
  • And, there’s an exponential increase in the number of people finding Innov8Social through online search engines


The Gift of Sustainable Food, Thanks to Lotus FoodsTo provide a meaningful thank you gift, we partnered with Lotus Foods—a premiere sustainable rice company that has pioneered the introduction of exotic rice handcrafted on small family farms in remote areas of the world. Lotus Food provided some excellent & tasty grains at SOCAP11, and we had a chance to learn more about the company and concept there from one of the co-founders.Special Discount

Lotus Foods is generously offering Innov8Social readers a one-time 10% discount on your entire online order, ending October 31, 2011. Just go to our Facebook page for the discount code.

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for discount code: Go to Facebook/Innov8Social

More About Lotus Foods

  • Lotus Foods was founded with the intent and vision to support sustainable global agriculture by promoting production of traditional heirloom rice varieties…while enabling the small family rice farmer to earn an honorable living.
  • Lotus Fods is the only U.S.-based company with the unique vision and commitment to seek out small family rice farmers in developing countries and provide them a means of economic support through access to a global and sustainable marketplace economy.
  • Lotus Foods has become a leader in the specialty rice category.
  • Lotus Foods served as a panelist in a discussion about poverty alleviation, organized by the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008, along with distinguished experts such as Madeline Albright and Raj Shah.


Thank You

Innov8Social has been a unique project on so many levels—producing content that is relevant and useful, finding ways to reach out to you, using avenues of social media to connect, and recognizing this blog not only as a place to write about social innovation but as a platform for enabling it.

We are off to an exciting start.  Thank you for reading, for sharing, for engaging. Most of all, thank you for your interest in the field of social innovation—the fact that we have been around for four months and feel like we are only scratching the surface of social innovation is just evidence that the field is growing and change is happening.
At Innov8Social we realize that we are consumers before we are social innovators. And that we vote with our wallet as much as with our words. With that in mind, we’ll post product reviews for a few of our favorite social innovations from time to time, highlighting what makes them smart and socially innovative…so can become better-informed consumers together.And we’d love to hear about socially innovative products or companies amaze, enlighten you…and even tickle your toes.To kick it off, we have a product that knows when to be there, and when to disappear.

The Product: Biobag Certified Compostable Dog Waste Bags

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Why we like them:   
1. 100% Compostable and Biodegradable. There’s no reason that Fido’s output needs to be stored in a non-biodegradable plastic bag until the end of time, or end up in a plastic bag vortex. With a number of certifications to prove compostability and biodegradability, Biobag’s goal is “to help divert all naturally biodegradable waste from entering our landfills.”

2. Affordable. They generally run under $20 for 200 bags online. That’s less than $.10 per bag and the priceless knowledge that you are doing something to minimize you and your pet’s carbon footprint.
3. Easy to Order. My canine pal Bella and I have been ordering Biobag waste bags since she was a pup from Amazon Subscribe & Save—you get a discounted price, free shipping, and automatic delivery every few months. It saves a trip to the store and makes the process of replenishing dog waste bags, efficient, simple, and even a little exciting (just when you were running out, a box of bags magically appear at your doorstep).

4. A Family of Products. Biobag doesn’t end with dog waste bags, peruse their list of retail products and you will find kitchen garbage bags, lawn & leaf bags, and even composting units.

5. They are the best. Having had the occasion to try numerous dog waste bags, we have found Biobag sacks to be not only environmentally-forward—but also the best. The holes at the top make and the texture make for easy opening and simple disposal.

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Do you have any favorite social innovation products? We’d love to hear about them. Share below or email us.