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“To create an enduring society, we will need a system of commerce and production where each and every act is inherently sustainable and restorative.” Paul Hawken, Ecology of Commerce. WHAT is Environmental Enterprise?.

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WHAT is Environmental Enterprise?

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“To create an enduring society, we will need a system of commerce and production where each and every act is inherently sustainable and restorative.”

Paul Hawken, Ecology of Commerce


WHAT is Environmental Enterprise?

  • Enterprise / business where the product or service provides a sustainable environmental solution or alternative.


Environmental Enterprise Examples

  • Solar drying

  • Bee-keeping products

  • Fruit juice and fruit products


Environmental Enterprise Examples

  • Rainwater Barrel Collection Businesses

  • Biodiesel &

    Vegetable Oil Engines

  • Bicycles as Alternative Transport


Environmental Enterprise Examples

  • Eco-Tourism /

    Geo-Tourism

  • Edible seaweed collection


Growing Jatropha plants

and processing oil from seeds for lamp fuel


NOT only new technologies, but also …

traditional methods of doing things


  • We believe ….

    • - Youth need to be true project partners

    • - Youth are sources of innovation & knowledge


Youth Environmental Enterprise Training Programs


Peer teaching and mentoring


Environmental Entrepreneurship Clubs at Schools


Study Tours to learn about market potential


Self-managed Savings and Credit Groups (Savings-led MicroFinance)


“A greening of the human mind must precede the greening of the earth”

M.S. Swaminathan


Facilitating the preparation of Environmental Enterprise Plans for communities


Local Collaborative Learning Clusters

- Environmental Enterprise Development Initiatives (EEDIs)


Selecting business ideas

  • Value Chain Market development approach

  • Select industries that growing, large potential for MSEs and youth participation

  • Consider all levels of chain, not just MSE level (vertical and horizontal linkages)


www.eco-ventures.org


"If you change the way

you look at things …

the things

you look at

change”


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