GG Green Business Design Studio

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<return Fall 2008 - Design Studio sessions

Overall Business Framework

Helpful Ideas

  • Biology of Business - look especially at the last section and how organisms grow. Living Systems Design is developed by Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D, Evolutionary Biologist, Futurist, Author and Consultant.
  • Nature of Economies - Jane Jacobs
    • Process
      • General to differentiated
      • Differentiated becomes generalized...begets next differentiated
      • Co-development...leads to differentiated

Outcome

Develop a plan for launching and supporting green businesses. This includes:

  • one green business plan (template)
  • defining the business resource center + GG Business Network
  • develop a strategy for sharing common resources
  • develop the Sustainability Challenge program plan
  • funding model
  • resourcing strategy

Sustainability Goals

  • Environmental Integrity
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Economic Energy and Justice

Key Questions

  • Which businesses should be given first priority?
  • What is the legal structure of the GG and the building?
  • How will costs and revenues be shared?
  • What are the core competencies of the GG

Resources


Green Business Ideas


Green Office Services

Overall Process / Strategy

  • bioregional ... one planet
  • zed Factory...standards
  • Green Dragon ... green lodging in Europe
  • Sarasota green business
  • 2x2 Priority

Green Office Supplies

  • Post Its (3 sizes)
  • Paper Clips
  • Binder Clips
  • Push Pins
  • Business Cards
  • Sticky Name Badges
  • Staples
  • Hole Reinforcement stickers for 3 hole punched paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Staple Remover
  • Stapler
  • Markers
  • Tape
  • Tape Dispenser
  • Earphones
  • Highlighters
  • Gluestick
  • White-out
  • Steno Notepads
  • File folders
  • white mailing envelopes (multiple sizes)
  • Inner-Office envelopes
  • Manila envelopes
  • 3 ring Binders (4 sizes)
  • printer paper

Water

Food

Healthy Environment

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Air Quality
  • Water

Transportation

  • Incentives

Green Incubator / Business Services

Ideas

  • Mash up of Deming, permaculture, IDEO
    • Deep economy - Paul Hawkins
  • Natural Enterprise
    • Soil layers
    • Seed
      • Opportunity
      • Efficient value engine
      • Value circle
    • Growth Disciplines
      • Deming
      • permaculture

Platform

  • Fax
    • Architecture
      • Faxage
    • Levels
      • at Green Garage level
        • buy unlimited fax volumes...set up user accounts for Green Garage members
      • Member level
  • Phone
    • Architecture
      • Google Voice
    • Levels
      • Green Garage level
      • Member level
  • Website
    • Architecture
      • Media
        • Video
          • YouTube
        • Images
          • Flikr
      • Informational
        • Wiki
        • Google Site
      • eCommerce
    • Levels
      • Green Garage level
      • Member level
  • Social Network
    • Architecture
      • Facebook
      • Linkdn
      • Twitter
  • Development Platform
    • Architecture
      • Forum
      • Design collaborative (Don C. could help here)

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