EcoTuesday has meetings once a month in several cities focusing on sustainable business, with a talk by a local business person. They are also great for networking. Went to my first EcoTuesday in SF tonight, and met a bunch of seriously interesting people.
Sheryl O’Loughlin, CEO of Nest Naturals and former CEO of Clif Bar, spoke about building her current business on sustainable principles and how they sometimes buy or partner with smaller businesses. Too often small business sell to larger ones who promise to be green and sustainable but aren’t. Nest Naturals tries to provides these small businesses with a platform where they can continue to grow and not lose their ideals. All of which may sound overly tree-hugging except that she appears to being doing just that.