The eco-entrepreneur: case studies
A thriving detergent manufacturing business originally set up by a concerned
mother who was unable to find a laundry detergent that did not irritate her son’s sensitive skin.
A non-profit hydroponics operation that produces vegetables and herbs using equipment seized in drugs raids, and which provides unemployed people with the skills they need to find full-time employment in the horticulture and greenhouse industries. Profits are channelled into crime prevention and youth employment projects.
A company with stores in Toronto and Winnipeg that specializes in 'sustainable' products
A manufacturer of vehicle refuelling equipment which has capitalized on the current market interest in 'clean' fuels