GreenBusinessOwner.com is produced by Scott Cooney, 3-time eco-entrepreneur, author, and the developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai’i. Scott is a sustainability Professor at the University of Hawai’i's Shidler College of Business where he teaches UH’s first sustainability curriculum for the MBA program. Scott conducts economic development workshops for municipalities and is the Principal of the GBO Group, a sustainability strategy advisory and business development firm based in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
Get in touch with Scott on Twitter: @scottcooney
“I believe that true sustainability must come from an authentic place. I’ve been a vegetarian for environmental reasons for 20 years. I teach sustainable business in the MBA program at the University of Hawai’i, and I bike commute most of the time. When I drive, I use my biodiesel powered Volkswagen Jetta TDI. I believe wholeheartedly in “voting with your dollars”, supporting green businesses and locally owned businesses that are building a just and equitable society. I know there are always tradeoffs in business, but I feel very strongly that if you’re taking advice from someone to help you start or run a green business, that person should live it and breathe it. My commitment to sustainability drives me in everything I do. Plus…I just think this is a great life! Sustainability is awesome.”