Often, green business entrepreneurs stick with a specific, limited focus. Instead, they should think like eco-citizens by applying a holistic philosophy of sustainability to their business practices.
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As a new small green business owner, you can demonstrate to employees that you value their health while also keeping costs as low as possible.
Green businesses can replace Columbus Day festivities with Indigenous Peoples Day to demonstrate cultural sensitivity as part of a broad sustainability agenda.
This second article in a series on plastic recycling looks at ways you can become an eco-entrepreneur intermediary who gives plastic a better home.
In this first article in a series,you’ll learn how recycling then remanufacturing plastic has real eco-business potential.
They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to organic waste such as food scraps and yard trimmings, at least if you are an enterprising composter. Taking a reliable waste stream, such as food waste from restaurants, grocery stores, and homes, and turning it into […]
As the weather continues to warm, more homeowners and businesses are getting their pools and spas ready for heavy use, and it could be a great time to start a green business that addresses the needs of those pool owners. This green business idea capitalizes on the tendency for many pool and spa owners to […]
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…
Great business ideas are virtually everywhere, but all too often the process of raising capital to fund the launch of the new product or service, as well as handling all of the marketing, the logistics, and the distribution for it, is too difficult, which means that those good business ideas often go nowhere. If you […]
If you know your way around quality outdoor gear, and could spend the entire day surrounded by gear and sporting goods and outdoor equipment, then you might be interested in this green business idea. Starting an outdoor gear consignment shop can help to not only give gently-used equipment a second life (while reducing the demand […]
Calling all sustainable entrepreneurs, eco-entrepreneurs, green business startups, and innovative inventors! Here’s your chance to be in the running for $680,000 in funding to develop and bring to market your product or service that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Instead of relying solely on policy and governmental regulations to address greenhouse gas emissions, entrepreneurs and innovators […]
Are you the type of person who enjoys acquainting new neighbors with the green amenities near you, and introducing people to the local green scene? Do you like to educate people on local sustainability initiatives and projects that can help make their lives a bit more eco-friendly? Then this green business idea might be for […]
In a culture battling record rates of obesity and health problems related to diet and nutrition, providing healthier food options can not only form the basis of a viable green business idea, but can also serve a growing market of people that still want to eat out, but want to make healthy fast food choices […]
Opening up an organic day spa could be a viable green business idea for someone who enjoys helping others look and feel better, and wants to do so without all of the attendant issues that the use of conventional beauty products can bring with them, from personal health to environmental health. If you want to […]
The current trends of trying to eat healthier, and to include more fresh fruits and vegetables into our meals, either for fitness or for better health, could be a good sign that opening a fresh, sustainable, juice bar and smoothie café could attract a viable customer base and be a feasible green business idea. While […]
If you’ve got a green thumb, an eye for beauty, and are handy with arrangement and design, then floristry might interest you as a green business idea. But not just any type of floristry will do for an ecopreneur, due to the numerous environmental and social issues attendant with conventional floristry, so focusing on creating […]
We’re mad for coffee these days. And not just a simple cup of joe, either, as many of us enjoy a wide variety of espresso drinks, and are choosing to buy coffee made from Fair Trade, shade-grown, or organically-grown coffee beans instead of run-of-the-mill conventional coffee. If you fancy yourself a coffee connoisseur, and enjoy […]
The demand for local food, and organically grown local food, is growing rapidly, and if you’re passionate about organic gardening, you might consider expanding your reach by starting an organic farm. This green business idea could put food on your own table, supply the local area with more organically grown vegetables or fruits, and contribute […]
Families with more than one child quickly realize that not only is keeping their kids in clothing that fits them an ongoing task, but also that new kids clothing can be quite costly, considering how short of a time they actually wear each one. A much more affordable and sustainable option is shopping at thrift, […]
For the foodie who also likes to teach, this green business idea offers a chance to bring both of those skills together and use them to get people re-involved and re-excited about their food, using sustainability and the seasonal nature of produce to eat more consciously. Many people want to learn to eat in a […]