Browsing the "Eco-entrepreneurs" Tag

4 Huge Market Opportunities for Eco Entrepreneurs

May 2nd, 2014 | by Derek Markham

We green types get accused of loving nature, the environment, etc., more than human beings a lot. But, from my perspective, an environmentally sustainable lifestyle is pretty human friendly: not only do we all need clean air, water, and soil to survive&hellip

Making “Green” A Part Of Your Product or Service Bundle

September 16th, 2012 | by Green Steve

In many industries and demographic regions, companies find themselves in the less than desirable situation of competing on price because their product or service has become so common place and customers are so focused on it. When this occurs, it can be tough for a business to expand and gain market share without squeezing their margins to the point where it becomes unsustainable. There is another option, however, and it is one that more and more business owners and managers are becoming aware of: product and service bundles. Bundling essentially means putting more than one product or service together into a single offering and it has the effect of removing you from the price arena where all your competitors are

WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge: Social Entrepreneurs Apply Now!

September 10th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

Online voting is now open for the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge, and will remain available until September 30, 2012. Challenge winners will be endorsed by WWF Switzerland and provided global visibility, networking and capacity building opportunities. Innovative for-profit solutions with a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity are needed for the benefit of the planet and the people. On behalf of WWF Switzerland, Ennovent manages the Tropical Forest Challenge, to find the best for-profit solutions in 3 categories: ideas, startups and companies. Ennovent accelerates innovations creating a sustainable impact on low-income people

Nominate a Green Business Hero: $150 prize!

July 5th, 2012 | by Scott Cooney

We spend a lot of time blogging about the what’s, how’s and why’s of green entrepreneurship, and we feel we would like to focus a little energy on the who’s this month. It’s Independence Day in America, and we would like to use the occasion to promote independence from all the things we think are wrong with the world: big oil, GMO’s, too-big-to-fail banks, plastics, and the like. We’d like to celebrate the heroes of the new economy. The small and mid-sized businesses that are changing the world, regenerating natural resources, creating sustainable jobs that aren’t just outsourced at the first convenient moment

Who’s Competing in the Cleantech Challenge Mexico 2012?

June 13th, 2012 | by Veronica French

Mexico’s most important cleantech competition officially launched nearly a month ago, and after over 30 hours of business training in seminars and workshops, the 128 green entrepreneurs presented their business models during the first elimination round

Cleantech Startup Accelerator 'Greenstart' Begins Second Program For Eco-entrepreneurs

February 13th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

Greenstart, the first startup accelerator exclusively designed for the cleantech industry, begins its second accelerator program today with a new cadre of companies under a tightened focus. Today also marks the launch of Greenstart’s new in-house design practice, which will provide product, service and brand design for startups selected for its 3-month accelerator programs.

Benefits of Buying Recycled Printer Ink and Toner Cartridges For Your Business

February 8th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

In today’s world, keeping eco-friendly practices in mind, there are various ways to reduce the waste of many products; like purchasing items that are made from recycled materials. Remanufactured printer ink cartridges are a great example of a commonly expensive, but very necessary product, that has gone through a recycling process to be resold to consumers

For-Profit Solar Group Sets Sights on Churches, Schools

January 31st, 2012 | by Britt Mauriss

In University of Maryland, the roof of the Church of the Brethren is adorned not with religious symbols, but with solar panels. The group responsible for the solar panel installation, the for-profit University Park Solar, includes members of the church’s congregation like Don Monroe. “In this church,” Monroe said, “there’s a real sort of consciousness of what we call ‘care for creation,’” adding that solar energy “very much fits into that idea.”

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