75 Green Businesses: You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference

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With environmental concerns a top issue for consumers everywhere, the green market is the next big boom industry for entrepreneurs looking to make money—and make a difference. Discover 75 green startup ideas in multiple industries, including eco-tourism, small wind power, green schools, water conservation landscaping, green investment consulting and more. For each business, Croston shows you the market, product to be delivered, resources needed, major hurdles ahead, competitors...
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Overview


With environmental concerns a top issue for consumers everywhere, the green market is the next big boom industry for entrepreneurs looking to make money—and make a difference. Discover 75 green startup ideas in multiple industries, including eco-tourism, small wind power, green schools, water conservation landscaping, green investment consulting and more. For each business, Croston shows you the market, product to be delivered, resources needed, major hurdles ahead, competitors and strategies for success.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599181806
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 543,390
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Glenn Croston, Ph.D. is a green scientist, author and entrepreneur. He has written five biology and chemistry books and is involved in developing entrepreneurial businesses with a focus on green research. He lives an environmentally-friendly life in both business and at home.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     ix
Fueling Green Energy     1
Training for Solar Workers     4
Small Wind-Turbine Installer     8
Biodiesel Production     12
Sugarcane Ethanol Production     17
Breaking the Cellulosic Ethanol Barrier     22
Solar Cookers and Barbeques     25
Microbe Electricity     29
Fuel Cell Backup Power     32
Negawatt Installation and Verification     36
Solar to Go     41
Seeding Entrepreneurial Green Careers     45
Green Schools and Teachers     48
Chief Sustainability Officer     52
Green Philanthropy Management     56
Green Lobbyist     60
Green-Tech Transfer     63
Green Lawyers     68
Building Green Homes and Businesses     73
Cool Roofs     76
Fab Green Prefab     80
Lighting the Future     84
Duct Repair     89
Smart Homes and Informed Consumers     92
Recycled Heat     96
Green Building Certification     99
Home Energy Efficiency Consulting     103
Investing Green Money     107
Green Startup Finance Broker     109
Environmental Microfinance     113
Offset Investigator     117
Carbon Trader     122
Green Investment Advisor     126
Environmental Accountant     130
Finding Business Solutions in the Living World     135
Green Chemistry     140
Bio-Plastic Products     144
Natural Detox     148
Bio-Prospecting     151
Natural Forms and Function     155
Wasting Less     159
The Paperless Office     161
Giving Products a Second Life     165
Depackaging Design     168
Reusing Building Material     170
Green Shopping Bags     174
Recycled Furniture     177
Providing Green Food     181
Eco-Friendly and Healthy Fast Food     184
Home Food-Safety Testing Kits     188
Local Food     192
Probiotics     196
New, Improved Plant Breeding     199
Low-Carbon Groceries     203
Heritage Crops     207
Using Water Wisely     211
Recycled Water      214
Harvesting Rainwater     216
Un-Bottled Water     219
Condensation Collection: Water from the Air     223
The 21st-Century Toilet and Green Plumbers     226
Low Water-Use Landscaping     229
Delivering Green Services     233
Green Bed & Breakfast     236
Green Advertising     240
Green Dry Cleaning     243
Ecotourism Travel Guide     247
Retail and Restaurant Green Rating     250
Green Home Remodeling     254
Green Business Consulting     257
Green Cleaning Services     262
Recycled Clothing     265
Virtual Business Meetings     268
Eco-Salon     271
Green Transportation and Cities     275
Green Car Dealership     278
Alternative Fueling Stations     283
Alternative Carsharing     286
Gas-Free Gardening     290
Bus Solutions     293
Green Cafes     296
Green Farms     299
Methane from Manure     302
Better Fish Farms     305
Prairie Biofuels     308
Eco-Friendly Pest Control      312
Resources     315
Books for Further Reading     315
Websites     316
About the Author     319
Glossary     321
Index     325
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2008

    Great Variety of Green Jobs

    75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference, by Glenn Cruston, is a terrific guide to get you started in a green career. The 75 businesses are divided into 11 larger segments, like 'Fueling Green Energy', 'Finding Business Solutions in the Living World,' and 'Green Farms.' The reader is encouraged to view the 75 careers as a starting point, and Cruston encourages mixing and matching them and thinking creatively about more opportunities. This makes a lot of sense, as we are in the infancy of the green movement, and many other green work choices will soon develop. For each career opportunity, Cruston provides information on what the market need is for the service/product, the mission, any special challenges, what education is required to do the job, the capital required, the timing, resources and examples of actual businesses. Here are some examples of green businesses: * small wind-turbine installer * Green chief sustainability officer * Philanthropy management * Building green homes and businesses * fab green prefabs * Green building certification * Paperless office consultant * Sell or manufacture reusable shopping totes * Eco-friendly and healthy fast food * Home food safety testing kits * Green bed & breakfast * Green car dealership * Gas free gardening * Green cafes This book is loaded with great real life examples of green businesses and includes lots of resources. As Cruston notes, these 75 job opportunities are just the beginning. A careful reading of the book can motivate and be a great starting point for a successful green entrepreneurial career. Highly recommend. By the author of the award winning book, Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify and Energize Your Life, Your Home and Your Planet.

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