Go Green: How you and your business can help heal the planet
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Go Green: How you and your business can help heal the planet

Going green can save you money, help you survive the current economy, and empower you to thrive.
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Created by Joanne Poyourow
Last updated 10/2015
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • save money by going greener
  • access the green marketplace
  • learn what you can do to survive the current economy
  • pay the bills AND help save the planet ... at the same time!
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  • You'll need a willingness to try new ideas.
  • To get the most out of this course, do the "action steps" at the end of each video lecture.

If you are concerned about global warming, environmental issues, and the economic crisis, here's how you can make a living AND be part of the solutions.

Greener practices can save you money, and can help you access new marketplaces. At the same time, they can help you survive this economy as you position your business to be more resilient.

This course is packed with practical tips, and each lecture is followed by "Go Green action items" to get your green business going right away.

This course is about real, concrete ACTION.

  • save money as you make your business greener
  • enter new marketplaces
  • position your business to be successful in today's chaotic economic climate

Gain a unique perspective.

The world is changing -- dramatically -- as climate change and resource depletion are making significant impacts on the overall economy. Conventional business advice is very limited in its ability to help you cope with global problems.

As an entrepreneur or small business owner you have your hands full trying to juggle how to make a living and the chaos of the current economy.

This course is about balancing making a living with being part of the solutions.

Regardless of whether you're new to Green, or you've been on the greener path for a while, this course has plenty to offer you.

Contents and Overview

The course is broken into three general sections: Light Green, Medium Green, and Deep Green.

You'll find tips for beginning your journey into Green in the "Light Green" section. If you are a veteran to greener practices, the "Medium Green" section will help you access new ideas. The "Deep Green" section guides you through creating a business plan, and a business framework with a new outlook on the future.

Go Green is packed with solutions, positive steps, and a "can do" perspective. It is very achievable: it comes to you in small, concise pieces, so that it won't take you much time to implement each concept.

Go Green is designed to pull dual-duty, accomplishing multiple goals at once. For instance, its action steps include a social media component, which help you connect with like-minded others, at the same time as you expand your customer base.

If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner who's tired of business practices which are making world problems worse, come be part of the solutions. Take this course and Go Green.

Who is the target audience?
  • YOU - if you want your business to help save the planet
  • entrepreneurs
  • small business owners
  • people who are actively starting a green business
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
Where do you get serious business guidance that really understands green?
2 Lectures 08:04

How this course is different from other business courses, and how it will position your business to fit into the emerging new economy

Preview 05:16

Course materials are grounded in Joanne's experience as a C.P.A., an environmentalist, a green business owner, and an educator.

Preview 02:48
Light Green
12 Lectures 49:32

This overview gives you an orientation for the flow and direction of the course

Preview 03:19

Use the old saying "reduce, reuse, recycle" to help you cut costs and save money

3 ways you can save money by going greener

Turn off wasteful spending by stopping energy waste -- here's how.

Yet another way you can save money by going greener

Several ways that you can green your business's transportation.

Still more ways you can save money when you GO green

Action steps are a very important part of this course. Here are multiple ways to access them.

[Take Action] Put these ideas to work in your business today

Permaculture ethics can become a guide to business decisionmaking

A cool way to distinguish your business from your competition

Conserving your cash can be a way to say YES to your really big dreams.

How to control your costs and spending

The key is to spend time on what matters most -- in life and in your business. Here's how to do that.

How to find time to do more great stuff

Your choice of banking institution can support the extractive economy, or support the new greener economy

What's a "good bank" and why you should care

Learn to connect to what really matters to your customer

How to get customers to buy the greener things you're selling

It's about "who do you know" -- but more importantly, "how are you connected?"

How to get more green gigs

Your marketing messages can become something your followers eagerly look forward to

How to market your business as green
Medium Green
13 Lectures 01:10:48

We have to understand the problems in order to know what we are working to solve.

How do you tell what's really greener?

Adaptability, flexibility, and sustainability go hand-in-hand.

How to be resilient for troubled times ahead

It's not just you - we all have this feeling sometime. Here's what to do about it.

How do you get past feeling like this stuff is "too weird"?

Choose news that inspires hope, rather than that other kind

How to connect to green action even when you're too busy

Your investment decisions can help grow the new economy and the new future.

How to grow a nest egg for the future

The sharing economy offers small businesses many opportunities to save money by sharing costs.

One more big way to reduce costs

Whenever you choose local suppliers, instead of globalized corporate suppliers, you are making a choice to support and build the resilience of your local economy.

How you can take power back from the megacorporations

How (and why) to become financially independent of loans, borrowing, and leveraging

Why borrowing money is a really bad idea right now

Being open to a "polyculture" of payment methods helps your business, and your local economy, to be more resilient.

Another way to be open to more customers

Capture those greener ideas, and allow them to become your new direction

How to create a little side business that isn't harmful to the environment

Learn where to aim your efforts, so that you can gain the most impact.

One way to be much more effective at what you do

Treat marketing relationships like an ecosystem that is rich and alive

How to access green marketplaces

Understand how easy it will be to create a Plan

[Action] Get ready to begin your Deep Green Business Plan
Deep Green
9 Lectures 42:05

What comes after Capitalism? It's happening under your very nose. Here's how to see it.

How you can participate in the new economy

Your business's mission statement can become society's solutions.

How you can help solve social justice issues with your business

A view of ideas that are uncommon in the old ways of doing business, but becoming increasingly common now

One thing that's radically different about new-future businesses

Identify your unique experience, skills, and talents -- your tools for changing the world

Why are you so special?

As we move into a radically different future, your business will be prepared with new offerings

How to define your Deep Green business concept

Sound financial planning is needed, even for green businesses

How to make your green business idea profitable

Your cost structure can make the difference in how resilient your business is

How to price your green product

You already have all that you need for your Deep Green Business Plan

[Action] Assemble your Deep Green business plan

Armed with knowledge about the new future, you are now a leader ... in your local community, and in society as a whole.

How to find your Place within the new economy
About the Instructor
Joanne Poyourow
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CPA and Director of the Environmental Change-Makers

Joanne Poyourow leads the Environmental Change-Makers community organization in Los Angeles. She was a Certified Public Accountant in public practice for more than 13 years, where she worked predominantly with small business clients.

Joanne blogs on the international platform Resilience[.org] about a wide assortment of sustainability topics. She is deeply studied in post-petroleum lifestyles and their related economic structures, and has written two books about the emerging new economy.