We are so inspired by the businesses in our community because of how many of them are committed to helping to make the world better than it is today. Check out some great businesses below and how they are helping others.

Romila Mukejea | Senior Director of Research Concierge & Marketplace Content, Scientist.com

Having a mission statement of helping to cure all diseases by 2050 is a pretty lofty goal, but Scientist.com is well on its way to accomplishing that. The company has created a real paradigm shift in drug development by building an online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of research services and products used in drug discovery. We’ve created a seamless process to cut down on red tape and lower barriers to create faster science. This became even more evident in 2020 with Covid-19 pandemic. When cities, states, and countries were going into lockdowns, we were able to utilize our platform to connect researchers with suppliers both locally and globally so their research could continue. Read more>>

Rafael Liceaga | Solar energy advisor

By being in the solar energy industry we help combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduce our collective dependence on fossil fuel. Traditional electricity is sourced from fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. When fossil fuels are burned to produce electricity, they emit harmful gases that are the primary cause of air pollution and global climate change. Not only are fossil fuels bad for the environment, but they are also a finite resource. Because of this, the price is constantly fluctuating and can increase in a short period of time. Read more>>

Lilia Lopez | Environmental Advocate

My platform discusses living your best life, sustainably. I educate on how you can find little changes to intertwin sustainability throughout your life. The sustainability niche was one I never really fit into. I eat animal products, I love shopping and fashion, and city life. I constantly felt like I was living two lives, my life as Lilia and my eco-life. Then I thought, why not be both? Thus sprouted my mission, helping show others how you can live your most fabulous life in a way that’s kind to our planet and its people. My mantra is small changes make a big difference. I show others how they don’t need to sacrifice the things they love to be more eco but explore new ways to enjoy the things they love. You love to shop? Awesome, there are so many amazing, unique & sustainable companies out there for you to find. Read more>>

John Abate | MBSR Qualified Teacher – UCSD Center for Mindfulness

The work that we are doing with Mindful Foundations offers individuals the opportunity to join together with other people and builds upon the collective group to form more compassionate, aware, and mindful families, communities and expand into the world. Participants that enter the course experience the benefits of living mindfully through a well thought out course over 8 weeks. We explore so many areas of self development, self care, and mental well being through the practices of mindful meditation, mindful movement and yoga, mindful eating and walking, mindful communication using techniques such as active listening, and speaking. Read more>>