You are invited…
Think Beyond Plastic is a project of Plastic Pollution Coalition featuring entrepreneurs and solutions that measurably reduce plastic pollution. The project focuses on innovation and disruptions to the conventional uses of plastic in products, infrastructure services and in the supply chain.
June 13th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Awards Ceremony and Conference. Open to the public.
Announcing Finalists. Talks explore creative disruptions in impact investing, markets, technology, behavior change and food security. Topics and speakers listed below.
Lunch and networking reception.
MC - Ed Begley, Jr.
- Disrupting Shopping as Usual and Impact on Social change; The Sharing economy | Speaker: Adam Werbach, Yerdle
- Eco-intelligence, Systems thinking with Anthropocene focus |Speaker: Daniel Goleman, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning
- Impact Investing as Disruptive Innovation | Speaker: Fran Seegull,ImpactAssets
- Viral Behavior Change | Speaker: Leandro Herrero, Viral Change Global LLP
- Youth Inspiration and Engagement: Youth leadership | Speaker: Prashanth Ramakrishna, Unheard Voices
- Food Security: The Need for Disrupting the Status quo | Speaker:Dan Imhoff, Wild Farm Alliance
- Addressing Plastic Pollution with Innovation, Market and Technology Disruptions and Viral Behavior Change | Speaker: Daniella Dimitrova Russo, Plastic Pollution Coalition
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“Think Beyond Plastic” Competition Gains Sponsorship From Rolling Stone Magazine, Bonnaroo, One PacificCoast Bank, FSB
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Plastic Pollution Coalition announced today major sponsor support for Think Beyond Plastic, a competition for entrepreneurs with products, services, materials and/or infrastructure solutions that result in a measurable reduction in plastic pollution…
Think Beyond Plastic competition has been making the rounds on the internet lately, with a featured press release and coverage from Yahoo! News and San Francisco’s 7x7. We’ve been featured on the “It’s All Good” radio show, a show that focuses on organizations doing good things, from all the way over in the UK. We were also fortunate enough to get a mention from the incomparable Bette Midler on Twitter:
Our press release is featured on numerous news sites across the US and will be continuing to build awareness about this first-of-its-kind competition. We’ll be sure to keep you updated!
- If you would like to featured Think Beyond Plastic on your site, please contact press [at] plasticpollutioncoalition [dot] org.
- If you would like to apply to the Think Beyond Plastic competition, go here: www.thinkbeyondplastic.com/apply You don’t have to have a typical “environmental” business to qualify. If your business or idea reduces plastic waste, you could be in the running for $50,000. We also have a wonderful support staff that can walk you through the process completely, so no need to get discouraged by application anxiety!
Today we announce the international Think Beyond Plastic competition, an annual contest to challenge entrepreneurs to develop products or solutions that will measurably reduce plastic pollution.
Eligible contestants will compete for a first prize investment of $50,000 for an existing business, and $10,000 investment for the most innovative business idea.
The winning contestants will have a viable business infrastructure in addition to a remarkable product, material or infrastructure service.
Enter your idea now!
The contest will be juried by leaders in industry and science including Eben Bayer (Ecovative), Mike Biddle (MBA Polymers), Julie Corbett (Ecologic), Adam Lowry (Method), Dr. Ramani Narayan, Mike Velings (A-Spark Good Ventures) and Adam Werbach (Yerdle).
The presentation of awards and the final public event will take place at the Think Beyond Plastic annual conference on June 13-14, 2013 in Berkeley, CA, in front of an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, journalists and thought leaders.
Think Beyond Plastic, a project of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, is dedicated to fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in addressing the plastic pollution crisis.
Plastic pollution is a problem that the world has just begun to understand. It is massive and urgent. Recycling is not an adequate solution to the increasing consumption of disposable plastic. We seek solutions that will support the call to reduce the planetary plastic footprint.
***Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact email@example.com to find out how your company can be a part of this exciting opportunity.