is produced by Scott Cooney, 5-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 founded Sustainable Enterprises Media, Inc. in 2010, and currently serves as its President and CEO, where over 3 million readers a month get information about sustainability news and resources. Scott has also developed a turnkey green home service business called Pono Home, which won recognition by the Energy Excelerator (a clean tech incubator) as one of the 15 companies in 2014 that have the greatest potential to break our addiction to fossil fuels.

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.”

-Scott Cooney