While these are doubtless great things to do, they are not the only option.
As an example, our friend Lily Hart over at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage does a job few would think to associate with eco living. She teaches latin over the internet.
However, her latin tutoring business manages to have a deep green foundation.
- She telecomutes, so no cars or subways in her day-to-day carbon footprint
- She works from an energy efficient natural strawbale cabin, heated with sustainably harvested wood
- She powers her business entirely with renewable solar pannels
- She buys used books when possible, and runs a nearly paperless office
In the comments, let us know what ideas you might have for how a business not normally associated with eco living could become more green!