Small Wonders is a report authored by the Center for Small Business and the Environment. It is the first assessment that’s ever been made of the widespread and proliferating phenomenon of small green businesses.
The report describes a thriving new world of enterprise and innovation that’s been largely hidden from view because small green businesses are so decentralized, diverse, and dynamic. But when viewed as a whole these firms are revealed as agents of profound change, revolutionizing technology, transforming culture, and realigning the political debate.
The recession has slowed but certainly not stopped the momentum of green entrepreneurship. The current evidence is that small companies engaged in clean technology, energy efficiency, green building, and organic agriculture seem to be puttering along pretty well. In this recession, these green sectors are likely to be emboldened by a surge of newly-minted entrepreneurs driven by a thirst for innovation and the daring of the hungry.