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ClimateLaunchpad Is Working To Change The World, One Startup At A Time

October 6th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

ClimateLaunchpad is an increasingly global competition that serves to vet and coach climate change focused startups in an effort to bring the best to the surface. The goal is to accelerate the pace at which new climate change focused innovations and startups grow up and ultimately, to provide a -- wait for it -- launchpad for them to take off from


Business Lessons From A Radical Industrialist (#CleanTechnica Occasional #Bookclub)

March 31st, 2018 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Instead of halfway measures and greenwashing, Ray Anderson oriented Interface to the singular goal of having no net negative impact on the environment, something it calls Mission Zero®. Interface hasn't hit Mission Zero® yet, but that goal has been woven into the company’s DNA. He passed away years ago, but that vision remains integral to the company’s culture.


CleanTechnica Occasional Book Club: Cradle To Cradle

March 7th, 2018 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Cradle to Cradle made industrial ecology and the circular economy a lot more mainstream than they had previously been. They’re both still niche notions, but without Cradle to Cradle they’d be a lot more obscure. And if you’re interested in sustainability, the book (or at a minimum this summary!) is required reading


US Energy Dept. Goes Rogue On Biofuel, Celebrates Bio-Based Economy

July 25th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

So, this is weird. In one corner, you have US President* Donald J. Trump talking up the fossil fuel industry and denying climate change, and meanwhile his Department of Energy is touting a breakthrough in biofuel production and dropping another $40 million on new research aimed at ramping up the bio-based economy of the future


Artificial Reefs Could Help Save Our Oceans

July 12th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

The goal is that these plastic mimics — as the artificial reefs are known — which look and move like the real thing, will shelter and host the tiny creatures who typically live on the algae, and also will become scaffolds for real coralline algae to grow



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