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

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Entrepreneur Press, Aug 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
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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 and strategies for success.
 

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Contents

Fueling Green Energy
1
1 Training for Solar Workers
4
Small WindTurbine Installer
8
Biodiesel Production
12
Sugarcane Ethanol Production
17
Breaking the Cellulosic Ethanol Barrier
22
Solar Cookers and Barbeques
25
Microbe Electricity
29
Recycled Furniture
177
Providing Green Food
181
EcoFriendly and Healthy Fast Food
184
Home FoodSafety Testing Kits
188
Local Food
192
Probiotics
196
New Improved Plant Breeding
199
LowCarbon Groceries
203

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
GreenTech 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
BioPlastic Products
144
Natural Detox
148
BioProspecting
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
Heritage Crops
207
Using Water Wisely
211
Recycled Water
214
Harvesting Rainwater
216
UnBottled Water
219
Condensation Collection Water from the Air
223
The 21stCentury Toilet and Green Plumbers
226
Low WaterUse 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
EcoSalon
271
Green Transportation and Cities
275
Green Car Dealership
278
Alternative Fueling Stations
283
Alternative Carsharing
286
GasFree Gardening
290
Bus Solutions
293
Green Cafés
296
Green Farms
299
Methane from Manure
302
Better Fish Farms
305
Prairie Biofuels
308
EcoFriendly Pest Control
312
Resources
315
Websites
316
About the Author
319
Glossary
321
Index
325
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Glenn Croston, Ph.D., (San Diego, CA) 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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