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  • Writer's picturePaula Michelle Andrade

Top Sustainability startups in the U.S.

Startups for good

At Pash, we are building an organization that focuses on creating sustainability and tech brands as well as brands for businesses for good. We like to call them startups for good. As so, we are constantly on the lookout for new developments in this world and new startups that are arising in the market aiming to make the world a better place.

As sustainability becomes increasingly important, there’s been a surge in innovative startups across the United States working towards creating a greener, socially and economically just and more sustainable future. In this article, we'll be highlighting some of the best sustainability startups currently operating in the US.

It’s important to note that there are many more sustainability startups in the US. These are just some of our personal favorites that we are constantly keeping in mind when referencing sustainability startups or businesses for good or what we like to call startups for good.

Here goes our list of top sustainable startups:

Our favorite sustainability startup:

First lets start off with our favorite sustainable startups and business for good: Cotopaxi.

Cotopaxi is a great example of a startup that is quickly becoming a household loved brand that is also a business for good. Cotopaxi is an outdoor gear company that has a strong commitment to social and environmental responsibility. They donate 1% of their annual revenue to various organizations working to alleviate poverty and improve the environment.

Cotopaxi: An iconic up-and-coming sustainability brand

Cotopaxi has also launched several initiatives to support their social and environmental goals. For example, their "Do Good" program involves hosting community events and donating gear to local non-profits. They also have a "Llamaste" program that provides grants to organizations working to promote gender equity and empower women.

In 2020, Cotopaxi raised $45 million in funding to support their growth and expand their impact. This funding will help Cotopaxi continue to pursue their mission of creating high-quality outdoor gear while also making a positive impact on the world.

Now here is a list of 5 notorious brands in the sustainability industry:

  • Indigo Agriculture: Indigo Agriculture is a Boston-based startup that is working towards creating a more sustainable food system by reducing the use of synthetic fertilizers and increasing the efficiency of water usage. The company uses microbiology to develop products that help farmers grow healthier crops with less water and fewer synthetic inputs.

  • Beyond Meat: Beyond Meat is a California-based company that has been leading the plant-based meat revolution since its inception in 2009. Their products are designed to taste, look, and cook like traditional meat while reducing the environmental impact of animal agriculture.

  • Impossible Foods: Another California-based company, Impossible Foods, is working towards creating plant-based meat alternatives that are not only sustainable but also healthy and delicious. Their flagship product, the Impossible Burger, is made entirely from plants and has been a hit with consumers worldwide.

  • CarbonCure Technologies: CarbonCure Technologies is a Nova Scotia-based startup that has developed a technology that captures carbon dioxide and injects it into concrete, making the building material stronger and more sustainable. The company has partnered with some of the largest concrete producers in North America to reduce the carbon footprint of the construction industry.

  • Goodr: This food waste management company helps businesses reduce food waste and redirect surplus food to people in need. In 2020, they raised $1.25 million in funding. Goodr's technology platform connects businesses with local non-profits and other organizations that can use their surplus food. The platform also tracks the amount of food that is rescued, providing businesses with data on their environmental impact and potential cost savings. Goodr's services have been used by a range of businesses, including hotels, sports stadiums, and corporate offices. By redirecting surplus food to people in need, Goodr is helping to address both food waste and food insecurity in local communities.

All of these companies are doing great things in the sustainability space. This is just a very short synapsis of these brands. Stay tuned as we dive deeper into these brands and how they are disrupting the market place and changing the way consumers perceive brands.

These are just a few of the many sustainability startups currently operating in the US. It's encouraging to see so many companies working towards creating a more sustainable future, and we look forward to seeing what other innovative solutions emerge in the years to come.

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