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Tag: "eco-preneurs"

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneurs: Ben & Jerry

The childhood friends took a $5 correspondence course from the University of Pennsylvania in how to make ice cream to launch their first ice cream parlor in a converted gas station in Burlington, VT. It took them 3 months to clean the facility and ready it for their grand opening. They vowed from day one […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 27, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneurs: Roxanne Quimby & Burt Shavitz

Roxanne Quimby and Burt Shavitz are the eco-preneurs behind Burt’s Bees. In 1984 the company started to market more than 150 products in Maine. Their shop was an old schoolhouse. The company is dedicated to using natural ingredients, recycled packaging and doing good for mankind.

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2012

Eco-Preneuring Visionaries: Tom & Kate Chappell

In 1968, Tom and Kate Chappell launched the Tom’s of Maine company. They had moved to rural Maine in search of a quieter and simpler lifestyle. When they couldn’t find deodorant and toothpaste that was natural enough for their tastes, they got a loan for $5000 and started their small business.

[ 0 ] Mar. 23, 2012

Made in the USA: Kingstown Barstools

Studio Dunn in Providence, Rhode Island, creates their collections from sustainably harvested hardwood sourced from forests in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Take a look at their line: www.studiodunn.com.

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