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Green shoots: Six firms win environmental awards

Six firms have won awards for helping to drive the green economy.

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The concept of the ‘green economy’ is one where growth in employment and income are driven by public and private investment into economic activities, infrastructure and assets, where the additional aim is to improve the environment. This stands in contrast to most of the economic activity since the industrial revolution which has pushed the planet in the reverse direction.

This includes technologies that allow reduced carbon emissions and pollution, enhanced energy and resource efficiency, and prevention of the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Whether ‘green capitalism’ is achievable or presents an unresolvable paradox is debatable. However, there are many firms seeking to redress industrial damage to the environment by engaging in businesses activities that keep carbon release neutral or which go further and attempt to turn the tide.

Recently President Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill aimed at rebuilding  roads, bridges and rails throughout the U.S. As cities gear up to spend millions it’s no understatement to say government agencies must identify the right partners to not only modernize our infrastructure but also ensure sustainability.

One area where larger firms can look towards is startups that are emerging and expanding within the green energy space.

The firm Digi International, a global provider of IoT connectivity products and services, has announced the winners of their second annual Green Tech Customer Innovation Awards.

These awards are intended to acknowledge and highlight companies that have excelled in green technology while offering advanced solutions for ecological issues.

For the 2022grouping, the firms utilized Digi solutions to build or deploy creative technologies supporting a greener and cleaner world and regularly excelled in environmental stewardship.

The recipients of the Green Tech Customer Innovation Awards are:

The selected companies span infrastructure projects designed to reduce carbon emissions and to cleaner air and water, with the common aims of seeking to preserve the Earth. The individual entities are each making a contribution in terms of redressing the environmental damage triggered by wider industrial activity.

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Dr. Tim Sandle is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for science news. Tim specializes in science, technology, environmental, and health journalism. He is additionally a practising microbiologist; and an author. He is also interested in history, politics and current affairs.

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