About Scott Cooney

Scott Cooney Scott Cooney (twitter: scottcooney) is an adjunct professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai'i, green business startup coach, author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), and developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai'i. Scott has started, grown and sold two mission-driven businesses, failed miserably at a third, and is currently in his fourth. Scott's current company has three divisions: a sustainability blog network that includes the world's biggest clean energy website and reached over 5 million readers in December 2013 alone; Pono Home, a turnkey and franchiseable green home consulting service that won entrance into the clean tech incubator known as Energy Excelerator; and Cost of Solar, a solar lead generation service to connect interested homeowners and solar contractors. In his spare time, Scott surfs, plays ultimate frisbee and enjoys a good, long bike ride. Find Scott on



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Are we eating too much protein?

October 22nd, 2014 | by Scott Cooney

A growing body of science seems to indicate that not only is there such a thing as too much protein, but that the health effects are showing up everywhere - from cancer to heart disease to diabetes to obesity and much more


EDB Interview: Nutritional Therapist Jessica Quinn

March 5th, 2013 | by Scott Cooney

Her mission is to share knowledge of the medicinal qualities of foods and herbs that create the foundation for a healthy, fulfilled life. Recently, we sat down with Jessica Quinn, Certified Nutritional Therapist, to talk about food, her clientele, changes in food culture, and common sense approaches to holistic health.


Who knows sustainable food best? Here’s a game where you can prove your mettle

September 3rd, 2012 | by Scott Cooney

Are you the kind of person that enjoys a bit of good, friendly competition? Do you rub it in when you destroy your friends at Scrabble? Don't worry - you're not alone. Competition is human nature. But have you ever wished you could put all that food knowledge you have to work (and then rub it in when you whoop your friends at it)



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