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How 2 college kids turned a school project into a million-dollar eco-friendly business

Ecovative produces an alternative to plastics and Styrofoam using mushrooms.

Source: CNBC.com

Goats, sheep reducing California's fire risk one bite at a time

Animals are increasingly replacing hand crews, tractors and mechanized weed mowers as an eco-friendly way to remove underbrush and reduce fire risk.

Source: CNBC.com

The key to business success is turning down opportunities, says one entrepreneur

Eric Ryan, co-founder of eco-friendly cleaning line Method, explains why entrepreneurs should say "no" more.

Source: CNBC.com

How two college friends turned their class project into a growing success

Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre, co-founders of the earth-friendly biomaterials company Ecovative, started off as college friends, but soon turned their idea into a successful business. Starting their company with just $515,000, Ecovative uses nature's resources, like flax, canola, and mushroom mycelium - or "nature's glue"- to produce furniture and packaging products that are formaldehyde-free, safe and eco-friendly.

Source: CNBC.com