5 Companies That Power Sustainability

October 2, 2014

I write about companies that power sustainability.

We need leaders to move the green sustainability movement forward, that truly power sustainability. Here is the beginning of my list: 5 innovative companies which are doing just that – constructing a pathway toward sustainable solutions.

  • Harvest Power – “Harvest is creating a more sustainable future by helping communities meet the challenges at the intersection of waste, agriculture and energy in the 21st century. We divert discarded organic materials – primarily yard trimmings and food scraps – from landfills and produce renewable energy and soil, mulch and natural fertilizer products through anaerobic digestion and composting. The company currently manages more than 2 million tons of organic material through 30 operating sites in North America. The company has nearly 65,000 megawatt-hours per year of heat and power generating capacity and sells nearly 33 million bags of soil, mulch and fertilizer products to agricultural producers and landscapers annually.”harvest power img_6319
  • Ecovative Design – Committed to working with industry and consumers to rid the world of toxic, unsustainable materials.. Ecovative is a material science company developing a new class of home-compostable bioplastics based on mycelium, a living organism. Mushroom Materials are high-performance, environmentally responsible alternatives to traditional plastic foam packaging, insulation, and other synthetic materials.Ecovative corner_aug13_000_large
  • Nokero – Nokero stands for “No Kerosene,” and our solar light bulbs have an all-in-one solar system that replaces kerosene lamps and paraffin candles. Best of all, our lighting products are more economical than any other lights of their kind. A Nokero light charges by day and brings hours of light each night. Nokero products original designs utilize the best technology available.nokero solar light bulb-2 700.jpg
  • Solar Roadways – Get to know a solar-to-electricity system that isn’t stuck on the rooftop. Thus is s story about tenacity in renewable energy research and a long-range vision that might provide one solution to take on climate change using a network of solar roads, driveways, and sidewalks. Meet Scott and Julie Brusaw, co-founders of Idaho-based Solar Roadways.solar roadway Idaho safe_image
  • New Energy Technologies – Solar Window is the world’s first-of-its-kind see-through technology capable of generating electricity on glass windows and flexible plastics; and a planned ‘building integrated photovoltaic’ (BIPV) technology. According to Pike Research, BIPV products are expected to achieve compound annualized growth of 41%-plus through 2016.SolarWindow 1 expanded thumbs_NET-ScottH-3-w.jpg

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Glenn Meyers

Writer, documentary producer, and director. Meyers is a contributor to CleanTechnica, and founder of Green Streets MediaTrain, a communications connection and eLearning hub. As an independent producer, he's been involved in the development, production and distribution of television and distance learning programs for both the education industry and corporate sector. He also is an avid gardener and loves sustainable innovation.