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Nov

FOUR WAYS MIAMI STARTUPS ARE TRYING TO SAVE THE PLANET

BY NANCY DAHLBERG

Aquaharvest farms use 5 percent of the land and 5 percent of the water of conventional farms, yet yield 100 times the amount of fish in half the time and half the carbon footprint of the traditional methods, its CEO said.

Imagine building a company that has already saved 1.1 billion gallons of water. Or a system that significantly lowers the cost and increases the yield of fish farms — and fertilizes the organic crops around it.

If the massive hospitality industry used only eco-friendly products, imagine what a dent it would make in carbon emissions. And what about a company focused on getting Miami’s homes and businesses — as well as those in other cities — truly ready for climate change?

Miami, considered by experts to be ground zero for climate change, presents big opportunities for social entrepreneurs here to find solutions that can work in South Florida and be scaled to other cities, said Robert Hacker, an entrepreneurship professor and author. He sees social entrepreneurship as a global movement fueled by millennials and destined to grow

Source: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article184147006.html