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Saving the Earth in 60 Seconds, One Startup at a Time

As Earth Month draws to a close, we’re thrilled to showcase the innovative startups that participated in our “Saving the Earth in 60 Seconds, One Startup at a Time” challenge. These pioneering companies are each driving sustainability forward in their respective industries, from carbon planning to all-electric rideshare services and more. Let’s take a closer look at the startups featured!

1. Clarasight

“At Clarasight, we believe that for companies to achieve their emissions goals, they need to know more than just what has happened in the past. They need to be able to look into the future to see what will happen ahead.”

Adam Braun, CEO and co-founder of Clarasight, is leading the charge in forward-looking carbon planning and analysis software. With a focus on analytics, forecasting, and agile planning, Clarasight empowers organizations to seamlessly align their emissions goals—and their financial goals. Learn how Clarasight is using real-time data insights and integration capabilities to revolutionize sustainable decision-making, helping companies close the gap between intention and action.

See Adam Braun, CEO and co-founder of Clarasight make his pitch to see if he can make his case in just 60 seconds.

2. Revel

“Today in New York City, we have the four largest charging depots in the entire metro area; we run an all-electric rideshare fleet of over 500 vehicles. The entire rideshare sector in the city is going all-electric by 2030, by city mandate. Here at Revel, we are doing everything we can to accelerate that.”

Frank Reig, co-founder and CEO of Revel, is transforming urban mobility with electric vehicles (EVs). Revel’s public, fast-charging network and all-electric rideshare service are driving dense urban cities toward cleaner, greener futures. With expertise in technology, engineering, and clean energy, Revel is accelerating the adoption of EVs and reshaping urban landscapes, starting with the most densely populated urban area in the United States: New York City.

Our final founder in the ‘Saving the Earth in 60 Seconds, One Startup at a Time’ hashtag#EarthMonth challenge is Frank Reig, co-founder and CEO of Revel, an electric mobility and infrastructure company with a mission to accelerate EV adoption in America’s densest cities.

Watch Frank Reig, co-founder and CEO of Revel, talk about transforming urban mobility with EVs.

3. BlocPower

“Buildings in America represent 30 percent of our total US emissions. There’s no path to addressing the climate crisis without going building to building and greening all the buildings.”

Donnel Baird, CEO and founder of BlocPower, has set out to green every city in America by 2030. BlocPower utilizes proprietary technology to upgrade homes and buildings with clean, energy-efficient, electric technology. By streamlining processes and making upgrades accessible, BlocPower is redefining sustainability in the built environment. Learn how BlocPower has already used artificial intelligence (AI) to build digital models of all 125 million buildings in America—and is currently working closely with four American cities to implement this plan, electrifying and decarbonizing every one of their buildings.

Learn how Donnel Baird, CEO and founder of BlocPower, is revolutionizing buildings for smarter, greener, healthier communities for all.

4. HowGood

Founder: Alexander Gillett

“We can solve the climate crisis largely via the food system. Because not only does it produce the most [carbon emissions], but it is one of our best opportunities for sequestering carbon. [At HowGood], we map it out, we make it easy. We take the data workload off the hands of the people who want to be implementing the change.”

Under the leadership of Alexander Gillett, co-founder and CEO, HowGood is revolutionizing sustainability intelligence for the food industry. With the world’s largest product sustainability database, HowGood enables companies to make informed decisions that reduce their carbon footprints and promotes environmental stewardship. Learn how HowGood’s Latis platform offers granular insights that drive sustainability reporting and carbon reduction efforts, allowing companies to easily implement change.

Hear from Alexander Gillett, co-founder and CEO of HowGood, who talks about offering the world’s largest product sustainability database at your fingertips.

As we conclude our Earth Month showcase, let’s continue to support and celebrate startups like Clarasight, Revel, BlocPower, and HowGood that are driving positive change for our planet. Together, we can build a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come.

Chalaire Miller

Chalaire Miller

Web and Social Content Manager, Global SUP, AWS