In June, we attended the Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego, CA. This conference brings together major brands who care about their impact on environment and society. PlanetReuse participated in the conference's Causeway Initiative
that aimed to promote partnerships between not-for-profits or social enterprises with large companies to bring a positive, social and environmental change. PlanetReuse presented alongside organizations such as Sierra Club
, Forest Stewardship Council
, and World Wildlife Fund
and urged companies to source reclaimed materials for new projects and to deconstruct for reuse.
PlanetReuse Marketplace powered by InvenQuery
was selected as a finalist in the Sustainable Brands
Innovation Open competition. PlanetReuse Marketplace was one of six companies chosen from more than one hundred applicants to pitch its business concept to a panel of judges. After an initial round of presentations PlanetReuse Marketplace was included in the top four companies and given the opportunity to present on the main conference stage. You can view our four-minute pitch before a live audience here
We would like to congradulate the winner of the Innovation Open, Ecofiltro
, a social enterprise that sells low cost water filtration systems in the third world. Learn about Ecofiltro's impact
Participation in Sustainable Brands '12 and the Innovation Open provided an excellent opportunity to meet many other aspiring entrepreneurs that are doing amazing things, spread the word about building materials reuse and introduce major corporations to a variety of reuse possibilities.