The hero I'm choosing to shadow is Eben Bayer, CEO of Ecovative, a bio-materials company that is based out of New York. His company creates strong composite materials out of agricultural waste to proved an alternative to environmentally un-friendly materials such as Styrofoam and plastics. The energy used by his bio-materials is 1/10 of the energy used to create styrofoam.Not only that, the materials can be put in your home compost after it has served its purpose just to be re-used again. Its a material that keeps on giving.
I believe what Eben and his company are doing for the world is amazing. The threat of global warming is real. Even if it is happening at a slow pace we can start to do something about it now before its becomes unrepairable. For those of you that don't believe in global warming, the company still provides a product that can reduce the impact humans have on our environments so our future populations can enjoy nature as we do now.
More corporations should invest in the "Green Technologies" that these small start up companies are offering. Large corporations such as Wal-Mart and McDonald's could create a significant impact if they were to back some of these technologies. Eben is an example of one person that came up with an idea to change the world and decided to follow it through.
I'm following Eben on Twitter and sent him a friend request on Facebook. His company Ecovative also has a news section on its website ecovativedesign.com.