disrupting the cycle of food insecurity and climate crisis: celebrating student and faculty innovation
In honor of World Food Day, we spoke with two members of our community about their work at the intersection of climate change and food insecurity.
eliminating harmful pesticides from farming: q&a with Adam Stager from E-Team, TRIC Robotics
Adam Stager of E-Team, TRIC Robotics, is working to eliminate pesticides from farming to protect workers and the environment.
earth day, everyday: profile of E-Team, MITO Material Solutions
For Earth Day, we’re celebrating E-Team grantee, MITO Material Solutions, for bringing environmentally-responsible principles into manufacturing.
rethinking water in the age of climate change
These E-Teams are part of a new generation of ventures that are rethinking how society uses, manages, and protects water in the age of climate change.
from cast-off to startup: using the waste stream in the classroom
Universities are not merely places for learning about the problems created by our waste stream—they are places for demonstrating real-world solutions.
Practical Ways to Integrate Principles of Environmental Responsibility into STEM Courses
Many faculty struggle to incorporate environmental responsibility into existing STEM courses. Jeremy Faludi explains how he did it—and how you can, too.
Melanie Nakagawa: Rhetoric Versus Reality Around Climate Change Solutions
We spoke with Melanie Nakagawa about the rhetoric versus reality surrounding U.S. environmental policies to address climate change.
Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation
For World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they’re addressing strains in both resource systems.
Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife
E-Team grantee Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife has learned to look for teammates who have vision and passion for the problem the startup is trying to solve.
How Battery Entrepreneurs Learned the Power of Environmentally Responsible Business
With the right training and support, battery innovators can hold to their environmentally responsible values even in this super-charged competitive space.
Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials
For Kollhoff, getting comfortable with discomfort has become a valuable survival skill.
Cool Ideas to Fix Global Warming: Preparing Cleantech Startups to Counter Climate Change
Climate change, dire threat that it is, also represents a long-overdue invitation to transform society through the adoption of sustainable technologies.
A Sustainable Solution to Food Waste: Give Produce a Longer Life
VentureWell E-Team Hazel Technologies has developed a sustainable solution to address the food waste crisis.
More Plastic, More Problems: How Innovation is Taking on an Ecological Crisis
VentureWell-supported innovators are tackling the growing plastic pollution crisis through invention and entrepreneurship.
University of Oregon’s Kiersten Muenchinger: Redesigning Sustainability Education
Oregon has a vibrant design-based business community. With companies like Adidas and Nike to dozens of tech companies that make up the Silicon Forest, there’s…
Faculty Spotlight: Jeremy Faludi
Jeremy Faludi, Assistant Professor of Engineering at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, concentrates on teaching sustainable design methods.
Innovator Spotlight: Haley Marie Keith
Haley Marie Keith of MITO Material Solutions found that a strong network helped her team wade through the unknown of starting a new venture.
Innovator Spotlight: Aidan Mouat
Aidan Mouat of Hazel Technologies found that startups must learn to make good decisions with limited information.
Sustainability from the Start: Helping Early-Stage Inventors Think Green
Early stage inventors require access to resources and opportunities to explore what it means to integrate sustainability principles into their products.