In my last article on the “green entrepreneurship” - http://www.samirvyas.com/blog/2007/09/23/going-green-on-entrepreneurship/, I wrote about basic aspect of going green on entrepreneurship. There is lot happening in this area. Our society including entrepreneurs are becoming more aware. I wanted to know more. I looked around on web and found great resources/information. I will like to share same with you. After all, information is power !
For help in learning how to become green or to brush up on guidelines and standards, check out these resources for guides and education.
- Green Business Program Guidelines: The Bay Area Green Business Program has a list of business standards that businesses must meet to be certified as green by their organization. This is a good resource for taking stock in how well your own organization rates.
- Conservation International: Conservation International offers information on what businesses can do to save bio-diversity.
- MBA in Sustainable Business: If you’re thinking about getting an MBA, why not get one that specializes in Sustainable Business? The Bainbridge Graduate Institute offers training in creating businesses that are both successful and environmentally responsible.
- The 3 “Rs” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Understand the Waste Reduction Hierarchy: This article from Earth 911 details the ways in which businesses can minimize waste.
- Green Purchasing: Environmentally Preferred Products (EPP): Find out how to purchase environmentally friendly products using this guide.
- Fuel Economy: This government website is packed with advice for purchasing green fleet cars and lots of other ways to conserve energy in transportation.
- Sustainability Leadership Academy: For specialized seminars in sustainability, consider taking a course at the University of Oregon. They have programs designed for all levels, from senior executives to line staff.
- Wastes: Understanding the Hazardous Waste Rules: This guide from the Environmental Protection Agency helps small businesses understand how to comply with federal hazardous waste regulations.
- Green Growth Areas for Entrepreneurs: Check out this article for information on sectors that you should be watching.
- EPA Small Business Training: For industry-specific telecasts, manuals and more, check out this training resource.
- US Green Building Council: Green developers should be sure to take a look at these highly informative online courses from the USGBC.
- Start a Green Business: Check out this article from Entrepreneur that details how you can launch an earth-friendly business.
- Office Recycling Program Guidelines: Follow these guidelines for starting a recycling program in your office.
- EPA Watershed Academy: The Watershed Academy helps businesses understand watershed management.
- Find Your Path to Sustainability: Green Your Small Business: If you’re in the Toronto area, check out this ongoing workshop that aims to teach business leaders how to build a more sustainable business.
- How to Go Organic: This website holds a wealth of resources for businesses that want to transition into organics.
- Creating a Waste Reduction Program: This guide details how to implement a program for waste reduction in your business.
Above resources are not only informative, but inspiration for all of us including entrepreneurs to think and be more aware of social reasonability and susceptibility.
Way to go Mr. Green!