Events

Planet Forward puts on live events several times a year, including thought leader salons, town halls, lectures and our yearly summit. Check out the highlights here.

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Hear from a group of students at the University of Arkansas who are turning algae into butanol, a man who's making green crude and see what the US Navy is doing be green while sailing the ocean blue.
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Lots of solar ideas came to Planet Forward this season. Watch two innovations, one that offers a bright business model and one that chases the sun. Also learn how those solar panels work.
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One Planet Forward member wants to make one man's trash into liquid gold treasure. See her innovative plan and hear from a group of students from Columbia University who are turning waste into power.
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Ever wonder why electric cars accelerate so quickly from rest? We'll tell you why. And see one community activist make a change in Rhode Island that has everyone charged up. Also, see the only solar food truck on the east coast!
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And the winner is...(you'll have to watch to find out!) But now is YOUR chance to vote for our Online Innovator of the Year. We'll announce your vote on May 5th.
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Have you driven an EV and noticed how quickly it accelerates from rest? Cartoonist Mitch Butler explains the phenomenon in Planet Forward's PBS Special.
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Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, led the effort to retrofit all 6,514 windows of the Empire State Building. Over the next year Kevin hopes to perfect a business model that will improve the return on investment for implementing green building... Read More
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Jamie Hestekin and a team of students at the University of Arkansas are converting algae into fuel. They’re hard at work on a prototype machine that, with the press of a button, will let small farmers and other business owners convert algae into... Read More
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Michael Mendez and the team at Sapphire Energy propose turning algae into Green Crude. They already have a large plant in southern New Mexico and hope to bring a product to market, at competitive prices to traditional crude oil. within two years...
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Danny Kennedy, CEO of Sungevity, is reducing the cost of going solar, by ‘leasing the sun.’ By changing the financial equation for potential solar panel owners, Danny hopes to increase installation of panels from sea to shining sea.

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