Startups and Entrepreneurship


HeatSpring has deep roots in entrepreneurship and a track record of helping businesses launch and grow. We write for the motivated, for the big-thinkers, for the driven.

Exploring the National Parks & Reducing (Car)bon Emissions

Sarah Knapp began OutdoorFest in 2013 with the vision of connecting city slickers to the great outdoors, sustainably. She’s brought together hundreds of New Yorkers through Festivals, “Mappy Hours” and online resources like the Get Outside Guide. Most recently, she spearheaded the creation of a guide to visiting National Parks without a car. We spoke with Sarah […]

Solar O&M: Tips for Contractors, The Future of Solar & Workforce Development

The solar industry is booming, and there’s a lot to keep track of. From system configuration to energy storage, O&M (Operations and Maintenance) and beyond, the job of Franklin Beach Energy’s Managing Director Carter Wall is never really done. Sustainable woman Carter discusses her career, trends in solar, tips for contractors, faulty O&M contracts, preventative maintenance and […]

Climate Change: Global Crisis + A Wealth-Creating Opportunity?

Boosting our economy – both nationally and globally – and solving humanity’s shared climate change challenge are not mutually exclusive endeavors. In fact, many of today’s brightest minds say they go hand in hand, and even make the case that climate change can be turned into a trillion dollar wealth-creating opportunity. A joint initiative of the Stanford Law School and […]

Fostering Sustainability in Prisons + Reducing Emissions/Consumption

How can prisons act as a catalyst for sustainability efforts? In 2003, Dan Pacholke, Superintendent of Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Washington, attempted to answer that question by implementing rainwater harvesting and composting measures designed to reduce waste, cut costs, and create work for inmates. That same year, Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, a professor at The […]

Crafting Your Solar Marketing Program — New, FREE Trainings!

At HeatSpring, we’re no strangers to the amazing work of Glenna Wiseman at Identity3 and the Energy Trust of Oregon. That’s why we’ve decided to share the Build it Bright! Crafting Your Solar Marketing Program with our audience.
This training series, facilitated by nationally recognized solar marketing expert (and HeatSpring Solar Woman!) Glenna Wiseman and made possible by […]