BUSINESS, ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY

“The climate crisis impacts each and every one of us. The culprit is carbon – the fossil fuels that we are addicted to, that we use to power our lives. Those fossil fuels are part of an antiquated economic system that is dependent on perpetual extraction and growth. We need to envision a new reality – new economies based on clean, renewable energy. Innovation and technology can help us create this green infrastructure and harness the power of the sun, wind, and water. And importantly, this needs to happen in a way that businesses can cost-effectively take it to scale. Through this process we can transform not just our economy, but the life on this planet, and put it on a better path.”

– Xavier Cortada

PLACES TO GET INVOLVED IN SOUTH FLORIDA

ARTICLES & WEBSITES

This company is recycling all types of plastic into a revolutionary building material: amazing building blocks that produce zero waste.

This company uses technology to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air and permanently turns it into stone.

An interesting tech development that uses “artificial upwelling” to sequester carbon in the ocean

A circular economy is an interesting business idea that is explained in this article. They discuss closed cycles and Cradle to Cradle concepts that are crucial to reducing waste.

This 6 week online course through Yale University, you can learn how sustainability and business coexist, how to integrate sustainability into business strategy, and how to implement a sustainability program.

Learn how to invest with intention and support sustainable, environmentally friendly stocks.

Videos & Documentaries

Bjørn Lomborg discusses an interesting approach to climate innovation from the perspective of economics in this short TED talk.

An optimistic documentary that focuses on innovative solutions to climate change by featuring experts and innovators in different fields. 

In this short video, various experts from Harvard Business School discuss how businesses will benefit from being more sustainable. 

PODCASTS & BOOKS

This book talks about climate change through the eyes of the Pentagon. The military sees climate change as one of the top threats to American national security. 

This podcast discusses what new technology and innovations are changing our planet for the better. Listen in to hear from climate and sustainability experts!

Written by Paul Hawken, this book analyzes technologies that have the possibility of reversing our climate crisis.

This book discusses our relationship with stuff and how we can demand change from companies. Fixation dives into good design, business practice, and changing the status quo.

PEOPLE

Below are a few individuals who may inspire you as you explore the different paths you can take in addressing climate change and sea level rise. You’re encouraged to do your own research on each of these role models and find others who can help inform your journey.

MELINDA HANSON
is cofounder of Electric Avenue, a consultancy firm that is working to decarbonize urban transport. By working with companies, non-profits, and city agencies, their mission is to move 20% of urban car trips to electric two- and three-wheelers. Prior to Electric Avenue, Hanson was head of sustainability at Bird where she oversaw sustainability research and policy development.
MATT HAGGMAN
is executive vice president of Opportunity Miami at The Beacon Council where he leads a newly launched initiative that focuses on collaborating across a broad spectrum of stakeholders to advance the goal of a thriving, inclusive and diverse community. Previously, Haggman was an award-winning journalist with the Miami Herald and a local director at the Knight Foundation.
DR. BRIAN HAUS
is chair of the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science where his research focuses on air-sea interactions and radar remote sensing of oceanographic processes. Dr. Haus is also director of the SUSTAIN Lab, a powerful wind-wave tank that can create category 5 hurricane force winds of up to 155 mph enclosed in clear acrylic.
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PLEASE NOTE: Cortada’s socially engaged art is process-based by design. This Intel page is an evolving document nurtured by the interaction with and input from the project’s partners and participants.

PLACES TO GET INVOLVED IN SOUTH FLORIDA

ARTICLES & WEBSITES

This company is recycling all types of plastic into a revolutionary building material: amazing building blocks that produce zero waste.

This company uses technology to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air and permanently turns it into stone.

An interesting tech development that uses “artificial upwelling” to sequester carbon in the ocean

Learn how to invest with intention and support sustainable, environmentally friendly stocks.

This 6 week online course through Yale University, you can learn how sustainability and business coexist, how to integrate sustainability into business strategy, and how to implement a sustainability program.

A circular economy is an interesting business idea that is explained in this article. They discuss closed cycles and Cradle to Cradle concepts that are crucial to reducing waste.

Videos & Documentaries

An optimistic documentary that focuses on innovative solutions to climate change by featuring experts and innovators in different fields. 

Bjørn Lomborg discusses an interesting approach to climate innovation from the perspective of economics in this short TED talk.

In this short video, various experts from Harvard Business School discuss how businesses will benefit from being more sustainable. 

PODCASTS & BOOKS

This podcast discusses what new technology and innovations are changing our planet for the better. Listen in to hear from climate and sustainability experts!

Written by Paul Hawken, this book analyzes technologies that have the possibility of reversing our climate crisis.

This book talks about climate change through the eyes of the Pentagon. The military sees climate change as one of the top threats to American national security. 

This book discusses our relationship with stuff and how we can demand change from companies. Fixation dives into good design, business practice, and changing the status quo.

PEOPLE

Below are a few individuals who may inspire you as you explore the different paths you can take in addressing climate change and sea level rise. You’re encouraged to do your own research on each of these role models and find others who can help inform your journey.

Melinda Hanson

is cofounder of Electric Avenue, a consultancy firm that is working to decarbonize urban transport. By working with companies, non-profits, and city agencies, their mission is to move 20% of urban car trips to electric two- and three-wheelers. Prior to Electric Avenue, Hanson was head of sustainability at Bird where she oversaw sustainability research and policy development.

MATT HAGGMAN

is executive vice president of Opportunity Miami at The Beacon Council where he leads a newly launched initiative that focuses on collaborating across a broad spectrum of stakeholders to advance the goal of a thriving, inclusive and diverse community. Previously, Haggman was an award-winning journalist with the Miami Herald and a local director at the Knight Foundation.

DR. BRIAN HAUS

is chair of the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science where his research focuses on air-sea interactions and radar remote sensing of oceanographic processes. Dr. Haus is also director of the SUSTAIN Lab, a powerful wind-wave tank that can create category 5 hurricane force winds of up to 155 mph enclosed in clear acrylic.

PLEASE NOTE: Cortada’s socially engaged art is process-based by design. This Intel page is an evolving document nurtured by the interaction with and input from the project’s partners and participants.