optimizing plant health: a q&a with Francis Pellegrino of Advanced Growing Resources
Francis Pellegrino of Advanced Growing Resources developed a handheld scanner that helps farmers optimize plant health and prevent crop loss.
weaving sustainability into fashion: q&a with Lauren Choi of The New Norm
Lauren Choi of The New Norm is protecting the environment by transforming plastic Solo cups into an innovative wearable fabric for the fashion industry.
inventing solutions to prevent ocean pollution
Despite ominous data about the harmful impact – and volume – of ocean pollution, there’s a wave of early-stage innovators determined to address the issue.
empowering underresourced communities through waste innovation: a q&a with Dr. Caroline Baillie of the University of San Diego
Dr. Caroline Bailie of the University of San Diego teaches students to design waste innovation solutions for discarded trash in California’s Tijuana Estuary canyons.
streamlining sustainability metrics in the oil and gas industry: q&a with James Carnes of Iconic Air
Iconic Air has developed an air quality monitoring device and software platform that gathers and analyzes the vital sustainability metrics that oil and gas companies need to reach their goals.
how startups can lessen their environmental footprint
From using renewable energy sources to minimizing packaging waste, early-stage innovators can find ways to lessen their environmental footprint.
water scarcity: Hydronomy’s invention creates water out of thin air
To address the growing issue of water scarcity, VentureWell E-Team, Hydronomy has developed a solar-powered device that generates water from air for use in homes.
Dr. Jeremy Faludi: celebrating a sustainable design trailblazer
Sustainable design strategist, Dr. Jeremy Faludi, is the recipient of the 2021 Sustainable Practice Impact Award at the VentureWell OPEN conference.
advancing agricultural sustainability with lab-grown meat: a Q&A with Jordan Jones from E-Team, Leef Jerky
Jordan Jones of E-Team, Leef Jerky is progressing agricultural sustainability practices by creating an environmentally-friendly meat product.
students and industry partnering for the planet: when waste leads to good business
More university programs are fostering industry partnerships, and giving students real-world opportunities to address environmental issues.
Teaching Green: Integrating Sustainability Principles into I&E Curriculum
Jeremy Faludi’s Tools for Design and Sustainability includes a guide to teaching green principles in innovation and entrepreneurship courses.
Faculty Spotlight: Richard Niesenbaum from Muhlenberg College
Richard Niesenbaum works to empower biology students to find sustainable solutions to today’s complex challenges.
Innovator Spotlight: Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics
Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics has developed a solar-powered device to use during nylon production to help eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.
Innovator Spotlight: Julie Bliss Mullen of Aclarity
Julie Bliss Mullen of ASPIRE team Aclarity has learned that it takes a team to make an impact through innovation and entrepreneurship.
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.
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.