Startups

Startups doing cool stuff in the environmental sustainability space.

1.5 acres can change an entire community: how vertical farming startup Eden Green Technology is tackling food insecurity during Covid-19

This byline is sponsored by Eden Green Technology, a Dallas-Fort Worth vertical farming startup that has committed to matching produce…

July 9, 2020

Ecosia plants its 100 millionth tree, spokesperson talks local biodiversity and goals ahead

Ecosia, the search engine that turns searches into planted trees, announced it will plant its 100 millionth tree this week. …

July 6, 2020

Pivot Bio CEO Karsten Temme had a vision to create a better way to feed the world. Then, he raised over $100 million from Bill Gates and other major investors to make it happen

Plants need nitrogen to survive, especially as it's a vital energy source for robust agricultural growth. Yet, our current methods…

July 3, 2020

Women-led water purification startup NUMiX Materials wins the first-ever U.S. Bank Cleantech Inclusion Award

With only 7% of women graduating college in 2016 earning a "STEM" degree, diversity is becoming a growing concern. In…

June 30, 2020

After finishing his Chemistry Ph.D., he raised $17.8 million to build Hazel Technologies. Now his company is on track to save 270 million pounds of food waste in 2020

When we think about food waste, we often think about how wasteful we are at the end of the supply…

June 26, 2020

This startup is introducing affordable and sustainable housing to inner cities with a new innovation: the ‘Casita’

As the government lifts Covid-19 protections, the U.S. will face what many are calling an “avalanche of evictions.” Especially after…

June 25, 2020

YouSolar CEO Arnold Leitner saw no clear path to make solar accessible to everyone. Here’s what he built to change that

The rise and fall of Solyndra, the solar panel company that received a $535 million loan guarantee in 2009 and…

June 19, 2020

New bottled water brand ZenWtr wants to help save our oceans — and it’s on track to rescue 70 million plastic water bottles from the ocean in 2020

What do beverage brands Body Armor, Fuze, and Core have in common? They were all started by founder Lance Collins—and…

June 18, 2020

Prime Impact Fund raises $50 million from Sierra Club Foundation and other backers to invest in climate tech startups

While it's true that tackling climate change involves a lot of work on a personal level, the Intergovernmental Panel on…

June 16, 2020

Atlanta-based entrepreneur Pinky Cole partners with Impossible Foods and rapper Jermaine Dupri to offer free plant-based burgers and encourage higher voter turnout

With the 2020 elections coming up and voter turnout on the decline over the last few years, organizations have long…

June 12, 2020

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