This startup will replace old, rundown homes with ones that generate more energy than they use

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Housing is responsible for a huge chunk of global carbon emissions—nearly a quarter of it, by one estimate. That’s one of the reasons that the new startup Aro Homes exists: Every house it builds will have net-zero energy use. The houses are also designed to cut water use in half and shrink the amount of time needed for construction.

Float your carbon free boat: Solar-powered service aims to revolutionize recreational boating

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As fall progresses and the cold Midwest winter approaches, boating might not be top-of-mind. But here’s something to look forward to when the weather is favorable: a new “carbon-free shared recreational boating service” in Saugatuck, Michigan.

Last year, the founders launched startup Lilypad after toying around with the concept for years. Users rent six-person, low-speed watercraft that operate on solar power, with lithium-ion phosphate batteries for reserve power. The idea is to give more people easy, affordable access to Michigan’s waterways while reducing traditional watersports’ carbon impact.

Australian EV conversion startup merges with UK firm to turn classic cars electric

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Merged Australian-UK firm will convert Porsche 911s, Mini Coopers, Land Rovers and Land Rover Defenders into EVs.

Melodea extends its sustainable packaging coatings to US markets

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Green-tech start-up Melodea, producer of sustainable barrier coatings for packaging, has plans to expand its eco-friendly solution to more areas. The move is set to support increased production capacity of its plastic-free, plant-based barrier coatings to help the US and South American markets.

These climate tech entrepreneurs are teaming up to scale equity-based solutions

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The Upside Tech Alliance is minimizing the individual sales calls its founding climate tech startups need to make to busy mayors and city planners.

Reuse tech startup Rheaply targets C&D waste with Materials Marketplace acquisition

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CEO Garry Cooper says adding the platform from the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development will expand Rheaply’s reach and allow existing customers to exchange items more broadly.

‘Grocery sharing’ app Recelery lets users resell food items to help minimize waste

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It is typical for consumers to purchase more food items than they need and then throw them away because they either forgot about them or the food expired. It is estimated that 1.3 billion tons of food items are wasted yearly, an approximate $1 trillion loss.

Recelery, a pantry tracker app and online marketplace, aims to reduce food waste with an array of features. Users can log their recent food purchases, manage grocery lists and see “virtual pantries” from other users in their area, as well as sell unused grocery items to their neighbors. Users can also invite friends and family to share what food is in their virtual pantry.

The startup hopes its app helps consumers keep track of when food in their kitchen/pantry expires and discover what food they can buy from neighbors in between grocery trips. Plus, during high inflation, the marketplace tool will potentially give everyday consumers a way to earn money on recently purchased food that would otherwise be uneaten and in the trash.

This startup is partnering with Sunrun to recycle and re-use millions of outdated solar panels

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Solar panels may be the epitome of green hardware, but as the technology advances and more powerful panels take over the market, older panels are turning into harmful waste. Now one California-based startup, SolarCycle, is taking advantage of that waste by recycling components of the panels and selling them off for profit.

Misfits Market and Upcycled Food Association host repurposed food challenge offering nationwide distribution for winning entrepreneur

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Today, on the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, Misfits Market and the Upcycled Food Association announced they are launching The Upcycling Challenge, a contest for food entrepreneurs to create an innovative, sustainable, and delicious food product that repurposes excess food or waste. Finalists will pitch new products to a panel of judges at EXPO West in March 2023 in Anaheim, California. Challenge winners will receive a one-year slot placement on Misfits Market with national branding and promotional opportunities and distribution in all 48 lower states, in addition to waived fees for the product to become Upcycled Certified by the Upcycled Food Association.

Google launches startup accelerator for the circular economy

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The tech giant plans to support at least 10 tech startups and NGOs solving circularity challenges.