I just finished reading “75 Green Businesses you can start to make money and make a difference” by Glenn Croston. As a green entrepreneur myself, I read most books that come out on the topic of green jobs and green careers. In my opinion, this book is among the best books written on this subject.
The title of the book is a little misleading, there are 75 jobs that the author dives into but not 75 different businesses. Anyway, the book is a very useful guide on how to break into the green collar industry. There is a great variety of positions covered, from a wind turbine installer to an owner of a green restaurant.
What I like best about the book is the wonderful real life examples. This was helpful to me because it allowed me to see that all of these opportunities are indeed possible. I though the book was very motivating and inspirational. After I read it, my mind was racing as I was trying to think about what green business venture I should jump into. The book also has an extensive resource section at the end and shows the reader where they can find additional information in pursuit of their green careers. The author did leave out one important career path, a green consultant, which is what I do.
In closing, I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to get a green job or if you are looking to advance in the green collar industry. I also recommend this book to any entrepreneur who is looking to capitalize on the next big thing.