Browsing the "ECOpreneuring" Tag

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Hose Monitors Can Reduce Water Usage and Cost

Many new products come to the marketplace each year that allow us to live our lives in a greener, cleaner manner. Whether it is something like solar panels for our homes or a hybrid car, choices for a more sustainable lifestyle abound. As we learn more about the problems with our environment, whether it be […]

January 27th

Green Niches Can Make Good Businesses

As the solar market grows, it becomes like any other large sector of the economy: companies need to learn to work with each other. Big market categories are really ecosystems in which a variety of participants fill niches that add up to a vibrant whole. This truism was again made clear at the recent Cleantech […]

December 3rd

Data Can Make Us Greener

At the recent Cleantech Open conference, a theme that emerged was the potential for distributed data to help us all be greener. By having relevant data pushed to us on our smartphones or other mobile gadgets, we might make better choices. And, of course, companies providing that data might make some money. The first area […]

July 26th

Ecopreneur Profile: Jan Joannides and Brett Olson, co-founders of Renewing the Countryside

In a world overdosed with negativity, Jan Joannides roots for the opposite underdog, building an organization and livelihood around showcasing the positive side of what’s working right. As co-founder of Renewing the Countryside, Joannides created a means to showcase positive examples of rural revitalization while simultaneously serving as an inspiring example of how one’s purpose […]

April 29th

A passion for sustainable design: Foresight Design Initiative

Figure out what you love to do. Then just do it — under a green umbrella. By focusing on the process, rather than the product, Peter Nicholson serves as ecopreneuring inspiration, founding the premiere non-profit organization serving sustainable education in Chicago, Foresight Design Initiative, based around his passion for design.  Nicholson is among the Ecopreneur […]

March 25th

A Thriving “Triple Bottom Line” Enterprise: T.S. Designs

Often stressed ecological systems emerge, evolve and reorganize in the most innovative ways. The same holds true for T. S. Designs, the nation’s largest maker of the most sustainably printed T-shirts.  It’s a company that revolutionized the very process of manufacturing.  Isn’t this the kind of innovation and creativity President Obama is calling for? Ironically, […]

February 25th

ECOpreneurial Enterprises Thrive: Small Potatoes Urban Delivery

While the U.S. Congress and President Obama attempt to jump-start the economy (the destructive “growth” one, not the nature-based, restoration ECOnomy) by spending hundreds of billions of dollars they don’t even have, many ecopreneurs and the green businesses they manage continue to prosper in the restoration ECOnomy. True, some of the proposed Federal spending will […]

February 11th

5 Tips for Fortunate Ecopreneurs

Are you fed up with the Fed (Federal Reserve System) and Treasury Secretary, or growing weary working at a job for someone else’s dream and financial benefit? I was, before I launched by own dream green business and starting making time to smell the flowers and eat the strawberry. Here are 5 tips to start […]

December 17th

Naturally Successful: Entrepreneurship that Redefines the Bottom Line – DVD Review

“We need solutions at the speed of business,” says Hunter Lovins, author, speaker and founder of Natural Capital Solutions in the Naturally Successful DVD, produced by Arnold Creek Productions, Inc., known for its award-winning videos on sustainability used by organizations around the world. Naturally Successful is an expertly assembled compilation of inspiring interviews of the […]

November 26th

Triple Bottom Line: Profits with a Purpose to Make the World a Better Place

As explored in my previous posts related to the triple bottom line for green enterprises, these business ecopreneurs seek to consider all stakeholders of their enterprise (not just the shareholders or owners’ financial interests), how the business transforms or is transformed by the environment, and finally, profits, the heralded benchmark for allowing one to define […]

October 8th