I was recently tipped off to an awesome website that documents real-world projects focused on both protecting the environment and saving money. Each story comes with a video, and website founder Susan Neisloss also provides resources on how to save/make money through such sustainable efforts in the videos and throughout the website. As far as I can tell, Susan actually visits each project and participates in every video!
Truly great and inspirational stuff (not in a cheesy way).
Here are a few highlight stories/videos:
- Juan Beltran, a quadriplegic Iraq war vet in Chino, CA is building a completely sustainable home so that he and his family are no longer dependent on oil.
- Nicholas Cortez is an unemployed ice cream vendor who started growing his own vegetables for his town outside of Phoenix when the local grocery store went out of business.
- Pomona High school is enforcing no-bullying and cooperative, experiential learning and 75% of its school projects are environmental and teach kids about sustainability.
- A single mom in San Luis Obispo is turning a small home-based Microgreens business into full-time career.
Really, I was very impressed with 1) the quality of the projects highlighted, 2) the fact that Susan visits each project, and 3) the quality of the short videos. Check out the videos above or visit the Working for Green home page for more info and more videos.
Image Credit: screenshot of Working for Green website