The more buzz there is around climate change and environmental preservation, the more companies try to capitalize on it with numerous “eco” initiatives. Unfortunately, most of those initiatives are usually the bare minimum that is not nearly enough to reach sustainability in development and preserve resources.
In this piece, we’ll highlight startups that are keen on environment preservation, offering solutions that can help in making real change. Most importantly, they are prioritizing the planet instead of seeking financial benefits. Let’s take a closer look at those far-sighted innovations to see what exactly they have to offer for a sustainable future.
EOS Data Analytics
EOS Data Analytics offers different solutions across many industries with the goal of augmenting human decision-making with reliable and relevant space data. Among the top industries the company caters to are agriculture, forestry, oil & gas, and maritime.
One of the company’s solutions is a farm software called Crop Monitoring. The tool is designed to analyze satellite imagery with different algorithms, offering all the necessary information an agricultural player may need in one place. Users can easily access data on crop health, moisture levels, field’s productivity in different zones, weather changes, and much more. Enabling such precise and remote fields’ monitoring and management, this digital platform allows for increasing both yields and profits while staying sustainable and optimizing resources on production. On top of that, EOS Data Analytics plans to launch its own constellation of agri-focused satellites to take farmland monitoring to a whole new level of precision and accuracy.
Same concept works for another company’s software called Forest Monitoring. Similar to Crop Monitoring, the platform utilizes satellite imagery analysis only this time with the goal of pulling out all the necessary insight on forest lands for landowners, logging companies, research institutes, and other forestry players to use when making smart and sustainable decisions.
EcoCart is a perfect solution for those who want to offset their carbon footprint. It’s a browser extension designed to calculate the emissions created from every online purchase you make.
Here is how it works:
- You make a purchase online
- EcoCart calculates how much CO2 footprints it equals in money
- You donate the exact amount required to cover this carbon footprint to projects that are independently certified to internationally recognized standards
EcoCart already claims to have offset 4 million pounds of carbon emissions, saved more than 8,000 trees, and helped power more than 700 homes. On top of that, the startup offers environmental accounting services for businesses committed to mitigating their carbon footprint through tracking the carbon emissions their production chain is worth.
Facedrive is a startup that offers ridesharing, food delivery, ecommerce, and health tech services. But what makes it different from other similar companies is its claimed focus on environment preservation with the help of “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem.
Facedrive provides drivers and passengers with the opportunity to choose green alternatives to their rides with the goal to reduce carbon emissions. Via the Facedrive mobile app, riders can request electric, hybrid and gas-powered vehicles to pick them up.
Although recycling fortunately gains more popularity each year, not everything that can be recycled is recycled. This means there is still more waste than necessary, filling landfills with materials that could be reused.
AMP Robotics is an automation company that aims to tackle this issue by using robotics to make waste recycling operations more efficient. The company has developed AI technology that enables accurate recyclables identification and sorting to ensure all materials that can be recycled are put to use. The profit is undeniable: huge decrease in the amount of waste and huge increase in the amount of products made of recycled materials.
Zolar is a German startup company that is currently one of the biggest providers of solar energy panels for commercial and residential properties in the country. The goal of this startup is to make solar energy more affordable and accessible by offering low-cost energy solutions to millions of households. This could lead to a future where homes can be self-powered, not depending on the non-renewable resources of large utility companies.
Cleantech Rising is a startup that aims to draw attention to global environmental issues by promoting renewable energy startups that they consider the “Climate Solutionists”. Cleantech Rising uses blogs, newsletters, and live events as a platform for guiding those who want to learn more about eco-friendly tech startups that could help them make positive change in terms of environment preservation.