Scott Cooney of GreenBusinessOwner.com, has developed a green economy board game, which will be launching for the holiday season later this year. In the game, players are impact investors shooting for the best triple bottom line return on their investments in the state of Hawai’i, where, currently, 90% of the state’s electricity comes from burning diesel fuel.
Players are impact investors who can invest in green businesses across the state of Hawai’i, such as geothermal plants, bike shops, organic farms & CSA, waste oil biofuels processors, and the like. The businesses themselves help employ green collar workers and offset waste, barrels of oil, and imported/processed food. They also pay their investors dividends. So, essentially, the players are getting a triple bottom line return. The player with the best overall triple bottom line return on their investments wins.
As for cleantech, players are able to invest in algae biofuels companies, wind farms, sea water air conditioning projects, energy efficiency consulting services, and the like (see some of the cards above). Many of them are based on real businesses, such as the 30 MW Puna Geothermal project on the big island, and what is being termed “Big Wind,” a 100-MW wind farm slated for development in Maui county with an undersea cable to send the power to Oahu, where most of the state’s population lives.0 comments
Experts from Renewable Energy sector share their opinions on current and future scenario of this industry. Will a fast paced investment by the governments renewables as the business sector, do a major good to the national economy and environment? Watch the video to find out more.1 comments
Steve Blank, author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany, explained his unique approach to writing an effective business plan at The Clean Tech Opens 2009 Business Accelerator training for clean tech start-ups. (c) 2009 Clean Tech Open. Film by Dia North Productions.0 comments
Steve Blank, author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany, describes the difference between a business plan and an effective business model at The Clean Tech Opens 2009 Business Accelerator training for clean tech start-ups. (c) 2009 Clean Tech Open. Film by Dia North Productions.0 comments