We found it only fitting to celebrate Earth Day by celebrating the local startups helping us be environmentally-friendly every day. Check out this impressive list of companies and entrepreneurs making an impact in the Triangle and far beyond with materials, technologies and products that make the world better.


When recycling and healthy living becomes a game, more people engage in it. At least that’s what the app company JouleBug has found in the years since launch. The Raleigh and San Francisco based startup works with universities and communities to create sustainability challenges and engagement among students or residents using a freemium version of the app. Check out this ExitEvent profile of the company from last summer.
Acorn Innovestments
Helping the environment is the main focus of this Durham angel investment and consulting firm, and five local startups call Acorn Innovestments an investor. The company was founded by Michael Noel, son of the founder of cork manufacturer Nomaco and Nomacorp in Zebulon.