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About Andrea Bertoli

Andrea Bertoli I'm an experienced marketing and sales professional focused on mission-driven businesses, and currently I manage Sales and Partnerships for CleanTechnica. I'm also a journalist, green investor, wellness educator, surfer, and yogi. Find delicious food and wellness stuff on my Instagram @VibrantWellness.



Author Archives: Andrea Bertoli

53 Million Gallons Of Wastewater Flushes Daily Into Hawaii’s Waters — How One Local Non-Profit Is Working To Fix This

February 8th, 2020 | by Andrea Bertoli

Hawaii has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and yet there are serious water quality issues to content with, primarily due to the large quantity of cesspools in the State. This is a huge issue for all of the islands, and impacts the health of humans, animals, and our ocean ecology. Here's the story of a local non-profit that's working to fix this crappy situation.


How To Get Started With Impact Investing

February 8th, 2020 | by Andrea Bertoli

This article looks at the definitions of impact investing (SRI or ESG investing), and features apps that make it easier than ever before to start an impact portfolio. I'm drawn to the newer apps that promise great user experience and impactful investment, however, investor beware! Some of the new apps on the market have cool marketing and UX, but don't really know much about impact at all.


Making Business Better for the Planet with Climate Neutral Certification — CleanTechnica Interview

February 7th, 2020 | by Andrea Bertoli

Much like the USDA Organic certification (or other third party certification), the Climate Neutral certification ensures that companies are using the best-in-class data to measure their carbon use, and to help offset any emissions. Learn more about this innovative new label (set to launch Earth Day 2020) and how your company can jump on board.


Which Plant Milk Is Least Terrible For The Planet?

January 31st, 2020 | by Andrea Bertoli

We know that dairy milk is bad for the planet, but what about the plant-based alternatives. Take a look at some of the concerns with plant milks and see where your favorite option falls on the sustainabilty list.


Hawaiian Electric Co. Gets New CEO & Voted Utility Of The Year

January 31st, 2020 | by Andrea Bertoli

Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) just named a new CEO and was voted as 'Best Utility' in the US by Utility Dive. What policies and progress has the utility made in recent years to grab this honor, what's the new CEO going to do going forward, and what does this really look like for residents of the islands?


Honolulu Makes History With Comprehensive Plastic Bill!

December 5th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

Last night in Honolulu, we made history: Bill 40, a comprehensive plastic phase-out bill, was approved 7–2 at the Honolulu City Council. Activists from across the island have been working for nearly a decade to get smart plastic legislation passed in the city and state. The vote last night was nothing short of victorious: this is the strongest plastic phase-out bill in the country, and likely in the world


Finally! A Cleantech Entrepreneur Award Focused On Women & People of Color

October 24th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

Clean Energy Trust, a Chicago-based nonprofit with a mission to support cleantech innovation in underserved markets, is excited to identify and help support high-potential founders of startup companies who are female or people of color working on innovative clean energy, sustainability, and environmental solutions


Climate Action & Your Portfolio: A Conversation About ESG Investment & Greenwashing With ETHO Capital

October 12th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

I’ve long been interested in climate action, and as I’ve become more interested in investing, I’ve become totally passionate about how to do sustainable investment RIGHT – or at least BETTER. In my last article about learning to invest sustainably, I wrote that it’s hard to find funds that truly align with my green sensibilities. But there is one that stood out for me, and in this interview with Amberjae Freeman from ETHO Capital, we dive into what ESG investing is, and what it ISN'


How To Start With Sustainable Investing

August 17th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

As a novice investor and 'deep greenie' I'm committed to growing my portfolio in the most sustainable way possible. Over the past two years I've been doing research and learning all that I can - and here's the story of what I've learned about how we can vote with our dollars and invest with our values for a fossil-fuel free world.


Why Renewable Companies Should Be Paying Attention To Mauna Kea

August 4th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

There is a monumental political and cultural uprising happening in Hawaii at this very moment. While this particular issue is focused on a telescope (more on that below), it has really clear indications for other types of development in the future, including renewables. Solar companies, wind companies, and other renewable industry people would do well to learn from what's happening on the mountain. There are big lessons to be learned here



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