What does a “green business” mean to you? On any other day, it may be a sustainable one. But today is St. Patrick’s Day. And on St. Patrick’s Day, green rules. So today, we deliver a round up of our favorite green-related entrepreneur profiles from the years gone by. Some are sustainable and some are just Irish, but today…for one reason or another…none of them will get pinched.

The Gothard Sisters

It wouldn’t be St. Paddy’s day without some traditional Irish dancing. Meet the Gothard Sisters.

Sporting Sails

There’s still plenty of fun to be had from sails that have passed their boating life. These two brothers created a new sport out of old material. How very green.

Green Day

Let’s face it: we’re a country of consumers. But all of that stuff doesn’t just disappear after we toss it out. You might call it a “Boulevard of Broken Things.” Cue the music! 

Back to the Roots

Think mushrooms couldn’t get any more sustainable? Try planting them in used coffee grounds. 

America’s Next Top Green Business

It’s the hit fashion show you’ve never heard of. Who will be America’s Next Top Green Business? 

Sweet Dissolve

Tiny amounts of waste add up. Sugar packets are a great example – and the latest category to be disrupted by an innovative Biz Kid.

 Ava Anderson Cosmetics

Ava Anderson was shocked by the ingredients in the cosmetics she used everyday. So she invented a line that was actually good for people and the earth.

Free Lesson Plan for Teachers

Looking to incorporate the concepts of green businesses into your curriculum? Our free lesson plan includes activities, vocab, and more.