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About Andrea Bertoli

Andrea Bertoli A plant-based chef, educator, writer, surfer, and yogi based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Andrea is also the Accounts Manager for Important Media. Follow her foodie adventures on Instagram



Author Archives: Andrea Bertoli

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


Dandelion Energy Closes $16 Million Series A Round To Expand Geothermal Energy

February 14th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

Dandelion Energy offers homeowners a clean and cost effective geothermal heating and cooling solution - their solutions are so innovative and interesting that our writer Kyle Field calls Dandelion "The Tesla Of Residential Thermal Management." Dandelion Energy made big news this week and announced on 12 February the close of their $16MM Series A, bringing the company's total funding to $23MM. 


Talking Global Startups & Diversity in Tech with Dawn Lippert of Elemental Excelerator

January 15th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

In November, the CleanTechnica team traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, to cover the 2018 Climate Launchpad Global Grand Final event. This event, bringing together hundreds of participants from as many countries, is billed as the "global green business competition." It’s a fascinating event, full of energy and innovation from climate-focused entrepreneurs and experts



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