Thursday, April 22, 2010

Green Entrepreneurship Can Make Every Day 'Earth Day' .....

It's been argued that if there were serious and common-sense alternatives to the products and processes of our everday life - alternatives that were environmentally-friendly - we might all become a little greener in the way we live and work.

Which is where Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre are the co-founders of Ecovative Design come in.

"We all use Styrofoam and don’t realize it. Beyond packaging, it’s in the tables we use and the airplanes in which we fly," Nichole Lapin writes in this post at her Young People Who Rock blog. "We’ve long heard, though, that it’s not the most environmentally friendly product, taking 10,000 years to break down. Enter two 24-year-old innovators with some mushroom roots and seed husks."

Think about it ... an eco-friendly replacement for Styrofoam, something that (unlike ethanol) does not consume resources that could be used elsewhere, something you can pitch into a free compost heap rather than the public-funded city dump ... could make a lot of sense, to a lot of people, for a lot of reasons.

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