10 Seattle Startups That Are Preserving Mother Earth

November 15, 2016

4:30 pm

With carbon dioxide at its highest levels in 650,000 years, global temperature up 1.7 degrees, and the Arctic ice minimum decreasing at 13.3 percent per decade according to NASA, it’s important to do your part and help stop future damage to planet Earth.

At Seattle Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, eco-friendly startups are looking for clean energy solutions to help lower the human carbon footprint. We found ten green companies in Seattle that are helping out Mother Earth in a big way.

Microenergy Credits

Microenergy Credits is a clean energy distribution company that makes it easy for financial institutions to lend for clean energy. The company raised $1.3M in a Series B and have reached 3 million people with clean energy.

Hydrovolts

Many people live along canals and other waterways around the world. Now, these communities can use Hydrovolt Turbines to generate their own clean and reliable electricity using hydropower from artificial waterways.

Hydrobee

Hydrobee is a personal USB power source recharged by water, wind, sun, fire, bicycles, muscles, and more. It provides USB 3.0 power to charge multiple cellphones, a tablet PC, or a LED lamp for many hours of light.

Micasense

Micasense helps farmers keep tabs on the health of their crops and manage issues fast with the use of drones and specialty cameras versus manned aircraft flights that pollute the air. Data captured on a frequent basis enables growers and agronomists to map the health and vigor of crops today as well as observe changes in crop health over time.

GreenCoin

GreenCoin is a free system for assigning carbon emission offset credits for renewable producers of all sizes. People can collectively produce, price, and trade private-market carbon credits.

Geoship

Inspired by ancient structures like the Egyptian Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, Angkor Wat, and the Roman Pantheon, Geoship is getting away from the wood box frame and building affordable bio-ceramic homes and regenerative communities.

Grayl

The Grayl Ultralight is a full-spectrum purification and filtration bottle and can clean water in 15 seconds. One purifier cartridge replaces 300 water bottles. The company claims to remove 99.99% viruses, bacteria, and protozoan cysts.

Grow Plastics

This startup built the world’s greenest beer cup. With the mission to turn 21 million tons of plastic packaging and food service items into 11 million tons of compostable plastics, this early stage material company builds products made from pure starch-based plastics with no BPA’s, Styrenes, or other hazardous chemicals that typically leak into your food.

Ecocruise

On the golf course or off road, the Ecocruise runs purely on electricity with zero-emissions released into the air. Their team is passionate about preserving Earth’s precious fossil fuels. The all-electric Cruser Sport EV is available in four trims: Cruser Sport, Cruser Sport Golf Cart, Cruser Sport Off Road Experience, and Cruser Sport 4 Passenger and offer two to four wheel vehicles.

Impact BioEnergy

Impact Bioenergy™ technology helps reduces waste disposal and energy costs. They develop and manufacture bioenergy products that allow communities and commercial food waste generators to lessen their environmental footprint and conserve local soil resources.

Read more about emerging startups in Seattle here.

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This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe.CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable products and services. Find business news, stories, insights and expert tips all in one place at Chase.com/forbusiness. Read the rest of our Startup Week series here.

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Tishin is a technology journalist and correspondent. She has written for TechCrunch, Demand Studios and Fitness, was the former Chief Editor of AZ Tech Beat and has regular network segments on local Phoenix affiliate stations. She's a veteran to CES and has covered many areas of technology ranging from 3D printing and game development to sport tech and funding.

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