I am an enviropreneur...

by Chris Corbin

I'm the enviropreneur on the bottom left

The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) is accepting applications for the Enviropreneur Institute.  The primary purpose of this blog post is to encourage any and  all individuals interested in pursuing their enviropreneurial dreams to apply to the institute. If I could reapply, I would. I am an alumni and am entering year three of my enviropreneurial venture. This start-up was merely an idea when I attended the institute. I’ve leveraged the network I developed through this institute for the following: web development, marketing, PR, financing, project leads, project design, speaking engagements, thought leadership, fly fishing destinations (oh yeah) and good, clean, fun. As someone who chased these dreams and experienced the trials and triumphs of being an enviropreneur, I’ll leave you with this…

1. Enviropreneurs are simply entrepreneurs that leverage environmental capital.

2. The idea of leveraging environmental capital is a paradigm shift. Enjoy the ride and embrace the challenge.

3. Start-ups solve problems; enviropreneurs solve environmental problems. The opportunities are endless.

4. You lose 100% of the races you don’t start  (I stole this one from a no fear t-shirt).

5. I’m proud to be an enviropreneur.  It’s not easy, but it’s rewarding, and that is what makes life worth living.

Chris Corbin is the founder of Lotic LLC -- a water rights marketing and management company, and a PERC Enviropreneur Institute alum. He blogs at Living in Actively Moving Water.