Sustainable Business Ideas for Green Entrepreneurs

green-entrepreneursToday ecology is a movement and also a great business. Recent studies have shown that investing in the environmental market has a lot of potential for the green economy of the future. The use of sustainable energy is growing and both entrepreneurs and consumers are generating greater demand in the increase of the product therefore this is favourable not only for the environment but for those looking to start green businesses. Here are few amazing sustainable business ideas:

Green Electric Bicycles

This idea is about offering transportation services that promote alternatives or solutions that promote a healthier environment, such as cycling. One innovative green business is BIBOO Bikes which offers electric bicycles of the best quality. Other innovative enterprises offer renovation and equipment for bicycles, as well as promoting the sale of them.

Eco-consulting

Are you living your life green? How about helping others do the same with making their lives more ecological and greener? One way this can turn into a business is eco-consulting, which means you offer advice both on a sustainable but also legal level to help others become more environmentally friendly. For example you can help a law firm turn its offices and facilities into a greener place by implementing recycling options, changing equipment to sustainable alternatives and more.

Eco-friendly retail

Retail and e-commerce have come a long way and today eco-friendly is what everyone is turning to. This does not include only selling organic products but also rewards programs such as collecting tokens. When a customer has enough of the token they can spend them to buy an organic item or to donate them towards environmental awareness. An example of such business is Abalo Publicidad which offers eco-friendly office equipment and work clothes. Another one is Eco Carmel based in California which offers gardening and home products, all revolving around ecological living.

Green retail is emerging as an attractive business stream.

Green retail is emerging as an attractive business stream.

Financing Ecological Communities

Support for green entrepreneurs interested in helping poorer communities can stimulate economic development, creating jobs and thus helping to reverse the environmental degradation of urban centres. Some business ideas include ecological financing which starts with microfinancing to institutions to train entrepreneurs who are interested in the preservation of the environment. Another one includes organizing a loan group in your community. These are good ideas for learning about products and sustainable practice as well as the development of green economy that offer several ways to generate income and are part of innovative ideas in green business today.

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Salman Zafar is a renowned consultant, advisor, entrepreneur and writer with expertise in waste management, biomass energy, waste-to-energy, environment protection and resource conservation. He is the Founder of Cleantech Solutions, in addition to being the CEO of India-based BioEnergy Consult, and Founder of Doha-based EcoMENA. Salman has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects in the areas of biogas technology, biomass energy, waste-to-energy and waste management. He has participated in numerous national and international conferences and has authored many articles in reputed journals and magazines. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management and environmental sustainability. Salman can be reached at salman@bioenergyconsult.com or salman@cleantechloops.com.

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