Generally innovation in the context of sustainability focuses on the conversations around the role of innovation by business leaders who advocate the development of sound business models to encourage investment in new products and services. Many products, but not all, are focused on renewable energy, another EarthSayers.tv Special Collection.
This collection addresses other emerging markets in diverse industries ranging from agriculture to information technology to biotechnology as well as beauty and wellness. Sustainability calls on us to consider innovation more broadly to include not just the technical, but the social and environmental as well. Innovation may be found in conversations around ethical sourcing, social innovation, and in the role of the social entrepreneur.
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Purifying Water using Solar-activate Water Treatment Technology from Puralytics
Beaverton, Ore. startup Puralytics with an Oregon BEST commercialization grant, as an industry-university team, is developing a floating, solar-activated stormwater treatment device, a nano lilly pad, that could be deployed in retaining ponds or ditches along roadways and parking lots to keep contaminants from reaching streams.
"Todd Jarvis and his team at Oregon State University (OSU) are great partners, and they have the analytical horsepower to provide the third-party testing and data our company needs," said Mark Owen, CEO of Puralytics.
EarthSayer Mark Owen
Sustainable business with Hannah Jones
Connectivity is Destiny by Parag Khanna
Reflections of a Green Business Pioneer with Yvon Chouinard
Reinvent Fire: Change Energy Use Forever
The Driverless City by Carlo Ratti
A History of Public Imagination: What Will You Imagine?
Potable Water Generator as Billboard by UTEC
Turning Our Cities Into Human Power Plants by Laurence Kemball-Cook
What's In Your Food? Telespec Innovation
The Wisdom of Designing Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough
Earth to Canada: Be Leaders by David Suzuki
Google Geotechnology and the Future of Sustainability (panel)
Sustainability for All: by Jonathon Porritt at TEDxExeter
The Future of Mobility - Project ReDesign Renault Internship
All Things Have Standing: 4.7 -- Future Stories -- Machine Virtue
The Evolving Context for Science and Society by Alan Leshner
Smart Citizens for a Smarter State by Beth Simone Noveck
Green vs. Green: The Sustainability Debate by Jeffrey Hollender
Automotive Revolution 2030
The Future for Electric Cars by Senator Kevin de León
Special Electric Vehicle by James McGreen
Sustainability as Mainstream Business Opportunity
Seed Communities: Ecovillage Experiments by Karen Litfin
Innovation and Sustainability by Joel Makower of GreenBiz
Technology Solutions Addressing Climate Change by Tom Knutzen
Closing the Technology Gap by Frank Schott of NetHope
Innovate to Meet the Challenge of Conservation by Jim Levitt
How AI is revolutionizing the world of education
On Autonomous Vehicles by Dr. Tim Chapin
Differences between Internet and Energy Technologies
The Role of Corporate Philanthropy by Stuart Hart
The future of innovation and sustainability
Systems Thinking and Sustainability by Dr. Fritjof Capra