Kerry Kelly en route to set up a sensor monitoring air pollution in the Great Salt Lake

As Great Salt Lake Dries, Dust Is New Danger

In Utah, Kerry Kelly is developing low-cost sensors to monitor air quality. Dust from the now-exposed lakebed can contain arsenic, lead and mercury, among other toxins.

Watch the video: We share the story of Kerry Kelly, an engineer who studies airborne dust near the Great Salt Lake. (Video credit: Sue Williams)

Nona Yehia is the CEO of Vertical Harvest, the first vertical farm in the northern hemisphere.

In Vertical Farming, the Sky’s the Limit

Nona Yehia of Vertical Harvest went “tall” to grow lettuces and microgreens using greenhouse methods and optimizing natural light.

Watch the video: We share the story of Nona Yehia, the CEO of Vertical Harvest, the first vertical farm in the northern hemisphere. (Photo credit: Vertical Harvest. Video credit: Sue Williams)

A Seaweed Farmer Talks Kelp, 2023's Hottest Superfood

In Maine, Seaweed Farming Helps Save Jobs and the Planet

In this video, Briana Warner of Atlantic Sea Farms shows how fishing communities can help mitigate climate change by harvesting seaweed.

Watch the video: We share the story of Briana Warner, the CEO of Maine-based Atlantic Sea Farms, the first commercial seaweed farm in the U.S. (Credit: Sue Williams)

Leah Lizarondo of Pittsburgh helped build Food Rescue Hero, a platform that mobilizes volunteers in more than 25 cities in the U.S. and Canada to prevent perfectly good food from restaurants or grocery stores from going to waste.

Preventing Good Food From Going to Waste

Watch our video featuring Leah Lizarondo of Food Rescue Hero, a platform that aims to prevent massive food waste in landfills.

Dana Thompson of Owamni

Owamni Elevates Indigenous Foods With Its Decolonized Menu

The James Beard winner uses traditional ecological knowledge to make delicious meals and help heal the land.

At Owamni, the menu is "decolonized," so there's no wheat flour, cane sugar or dairy. The eatery, co-owned by Dana Thompson, seen above, and Sean Sherman, won the 2022 James Beard award for Best New Restaurant. (Video: Sue Williams)

Cricket flour tacos

A Cricket Farm Raises a Protein Alternative

Concerned about the environment, 3 Cricketeers wants hungry consumers to try a more sustainable option: edible insects.

Watch 3 Cricketeers' startup story. (Video credit: Sue Williams)

Scarlett Lewis lost her son Jesse Lewis in the Sandy Hook school shooting. That loss inspired her nonprofit.

After the Sandy Hook Shooting Took Her Son, a Mom Found Her Mission

What do you do when loss upends your life? Scarlett Lewis’s nonprofit aims to prevent school shootings by bringing social and emotional learning to schools.

Watch Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement's startup story. (Video credit: Sue Williams)

Brittany Kendrick of Hydronomy

Water Shortage? How About Sucking Moisture from the Sky

Brittany Kendrick of Hydronomy has created solar-powered devices to capture moisture from the air and deliver it to neighborhoods that need it the most.

Watch the startup story of Hydronomy, founded by Brittany Kendrick in 2019. (Video credit: Sue Williams.)

Jacquie Berglund of Finnegans

On a 21-Year Mission in Minneapolis to Make ‘Beer That Gives Back’

Jacquie Berglund has steered Finnegans through the years – and more recently, the pandemic and social unrest – to sell craft beers that fight food insecurity.

Watch the startup story of Finnegans, a craft beer brewing company that donates a portion of its profits to charity. (Video by Sue Williams.)

anne nolon

A CEO Explains What’s It Really Like to Work in Public Health

Anne Kauffman Nolon of Sun River Health is navigating the pandemic and reflecting on a 45-year career that’s “never boring.”

Watch the story of how Anne Kauffman Nolon grew Sun River Health into one of New York State's largest community health centers. (Video credit: Sue Williams)

Paige Peters

Cleaning Up Storm Water — and Shaking Up the Water Industry

In Milwaukee, Paige Peters has built a patent-pending technology that treats wastewater 16 times faster than conventional methods.

Paige Peters of Rapid Radicals Technology LLC has developed a patent-pending system that treats wastewater 16 times faster than the 8-14 hours for conventional methods. (Photo courtesy of Paige Peters; video by Sue Williams)

Ngozi Okaro runs Custom Collaborative, which has two spaces in Harlem. (Credit: Heather Sten)

A Fashion Entrepreneur Who Works with Immigrants Gets a Times Square Billboard

Ngozi Okaro left law and a job at Yale to teach immigrant women about sustainable fashion and business practices.

Karen Washington of Rise & Root Farm. Photo by Ethan Harrison.

An Urban Farmer Reflects on Food Justice, Black Dirt and Leaving the Bronx Behind

Karen Washington, who coined the term ‘food apartheid,’ is passing the torch to a new generation.

In this video, Karen Washington talks about access to healthful food and shares what inspired her to farm. (Photo credit: Ethan Harrison; video credit: Sue Williams)

roseanna means of health care without walls

A Boston Doctor Opens a Clinic to Help the Pandemic’s Most Vulnerable Homeless Women

Roseanna Means of Health Care Without Walls offers a new way to care for a female population with unique needs.

In this video, Roseanna Means shares the startup story of Health Care Without Walls. (Video credit: Sue Williams)

Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Woman’s Health is on a mission to make abortions safe and stigma-free

Meet the Abortion Clinic Owner Who Took on Texas

For Amy Hagstrom Miller, providing high-quality reproductive care to women is a mission.

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