If you've been thinking about starting a business with the goal of not only making some mula but saving the planet, too, then you've come to the right place.

It can be difficult to know where to start, especially will all of the competition out there, but not to worry, we're here to help. We've put together some eco-friendly business ideas in hopes of getting your eco-conscious, entrepreneurial-mind ticking.


Are you an expert on green living? Perhaps you're well-versed in an eco-friendly subject matter? If you enjoy teaching others about environmentally-friendly best practices, eco-consulting could be the green business for you. It's simple enough to get certified and could mean advising people on anything from how to reduce their water bill to improving air quality or how to avoid using toxic chemicals around the house and in the garden.

Become a Farmer's Market Vendor

Organic food is part of a movement, not a new trend and thanks to the increased interest in buying sustainable foods and products, it's here to stay. Since there's never been a better time to make money by selling produce at local farmer's markets, what are you waiting for? Your commodities don't have to be limited to produce though. From homemade crafts to organic lotions and sustainable jewelry, there is a myriad of goods that could be worth trying your hand at. Just remember to use reusable bags for your customer's purchases.

Green App Developer 

In the past, we've shared some of our favorite eco-friendly apps with you. Since then, we've come across new green apps such as Monterey Aquarium's "Seafood Watch" and NASA's "I See Change" app. Needless to say, there are plenty of opportunities to develop new green apps for niche eco-friendly industries. If you do your research, you should be able to find a gap in the market for a much-needed eco-friendly app.

Other Green Business Ideas to Consider: 

  • Eco-friendly retail and organic fashion
  • Green finance
  • Organic catering
  • Environmentally-friendly beauty salon
  • Toxic-free landscaping
  • Sustainable event and wedding planning
  • Green waste management

Green businesses are the future. Our Earth depends on them. Do you have any green business ideas brewing or any advice to share with like-minded entrepreneurs? Give us a shout on social media or in the comments section below. We'd love to hear from you!