Innovation and Sustainability

About This Collection

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.

Curated by mokiethecat

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

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