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Less is More: A Truly Green Good is Packaged Green

We all know that good things come in small packages, but small packages are good in their own right. Less filler, fewer layers of packaging for each product, smaller packages to increase the amount of any product can be shipped on one truck or ship are conservation best-practices. But we consumers are used to slick […]

December 12th

Detroit Entrepreneur Has Plans for City’s Food Desert

In October, GO writer Jessica Jane French took a look at efforts by community organizations to address “food deserts” in Detroit. What’s a food desert? According to The Low Income Project Team, food deserts are “areas of relative exclusion where people experience physical and economic barriers to accessing healthy food.” This does not mean that […]

December 11th

Green Gifts are Good Business Too

Having lived through the Dot-com boom in San Francisco, I went to many over-the-top networking events, at which I received too many (generally plastic) chotchkies. So I was pleased to see that when ThinkEquity Partners wanted to send partygoers off with a logoed-reminder at a reception during their ThinkGreen conference in San Francisco last week, […]

December 10th

Is solar the next great market opportunity?

It sure seems so here in California. I can’t go a week without hearing an angel investor or VC say that they are on the look out for good renewable energy and clean tech deals, and solar seems to the be most popular sub-sector. At Wednesday evening’s reception for the ThinkEquity Patners’ ThinkGreen conference, attendees […]

December 7th

Help for Green Entrepreneurs

What’s a budding eco entrepreneur to do? You have an idea, you have the hutzpah, but who are you going to turn to for help when you need to make a thousand decisions in your first year of operations? You might see if there is a local chapter of Net Impact in your area. Originally […]

December 5th

Green Brings in the Green: Eco-Consumers Go Wild

Even the most eco-conscious of you have to buy something. But how much “green buying” is helping the cause, and when is a little moderation called for? The number of booths, and retailers and products at the Green Festival in San Francisco was truly overwhelming. The loot attendees carted away had people listing to one […]

November 15th

GreenFestival and other Green Events in the Bay Area this Week

The GreenFestival starts today in San Francisco, and it is just one of many interesting-sounding green events sprouting up everywhere. I’m listing a few here, but I encourage others to write in with the many Bay Area events I have surely missed. The Green Business Conference ends in just a couple of hours, but this […]

November 9th