William Adamsky - MRH Faculty
Start-ups Focus on Climate Change
by Jala C.
In the middle of the recession and climate change, many people are attempting to combine the two in order to tackle both equally, with the primary goal of developing the economy on new climate change technologies. This year, various solutions and technologies are emerging from young inventors, providing many ideas for the future of climate technology.
Many people find technology and climate a riddle to understand, and it can be difficult to map out the possibilities when delving into new concepts. Many of the issues we face concern how they will help and what the conclusion will be. Some initiatives that have already looked to boost the environment movement this year include banning plastic bags and charging 10 cents for them. This gives customers an incentive not to buy plastic bags for an extra ten cents and provides them with more durable, cost-effective alternatives. However, such modifications contribute to a larger cause. In an article by The New York Times, they stated "'Climate tech is one of the few bright spots in the economy and one of the few industries that tend to be extremely recession-resilient,' according to Rick Zullo, an investor at the venture capital firm Equal Ventures.”
Some of the more exciting solutions that will be examined are those that will be entirely affected by climate change, such as food, water, and housing. Companies are increasingly realizing that they will not be immune to climate change and that it will have a detrimental impact on them. This is why an increasing number of businesses are beginning to invest in "carbon tech." Paper packing, delivery made without the need for fossil fuels, and decreased amounts of garbage would be some of the many things that would be visible changes.
Some of the three startups that have already started racing to this finish line are Producepay, Ecosia, and Skyfri technologies. All of these companies work in different areas of resources, but they all take small steps to fight climate change in the same way. Forbes claims, “Each demonstrates fast market share and revenue growth as well as significant environmental and social impact,”
Produce pay is a tech company with great roots in the farming industry and has the motto “building trust and transparency in the product supply chain.” This company's main goal is to help many farmers understand their capital and help supply consumers with fresh global produce, and give more sustainable practices to agriculture.
Ecosia is not a new company, but it is a company that is steadily gaining more and more traction for its exceptionally fantastic boost in assisting the environment in a hands-on manner. Ecosia is a charitable organization that, in exchange for each query entered into its search engine, plants a tree in the world. They put all of the "profit" that they make toward performing many additional tasks that are intended to assist the environment.
Skyfri Technologies is more recent than the others mentioned but has already made a big step towards progress. The utilization of solar power is important to Skyfri Technologies' efforts to achieve its energy goals of reaching net zero. The two primary facets of Skyfri Technologies are "Skyfri intelligence," and Their solar panels are referred to as "Skyfri Energy." Both of these fields are contributing to the body of knowledge needed to make solar power one of the most effective sources of renewable energy.
There are many more noteworthy start-ups that are contributing to the fight against climate change; however, as we move further down the road, the motivation has become stronger not only for people living in the present but also for the motivation of future generations to come. Many of these businesses have begun, and they are assisting many others in becoming equipped with the appropriate tools to begin their fight as well and you can start too.