I conducted a short interview on a local business owner, Adam Borut and his partner’s start-up called, Eco-hatchery. Their focus is on Green gift packs that could come in handy this holiday season… what do you think?
0. Who are you?
Eco Hatchery is a Milwaukee based company dedicated to helping homeowners reduce the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
1. How did you get started with this Hatchery business?
My business partner and I were discussing the challenge of moving from environmental consciousness to action. In talking with friends and family, we found most were environmentally conscious, but had done little in their personal lives to take action. They were overwhelmed by information, and short on time. We sought to develop a collection of tools that would enable homeowners to have the greatest impact in a single weekend. Along the way, we realized this was not enough. People needed to see in economic and environmental terms the size of opportunities, and the impact of their actions. They also wanted a clear and personalized roadmap for moving forward. We therefore married our Eco Starter Kit with on-line programs we developed to identify, prioritize and track impact of opportunities.
2. How long have you been into the green movement?
I lived for over eight years in Asia, which brought personal focus to the immediate dangers of environmental neglect. I worked for many years in consumer products. I have been 100% focused on this business for the past 2 years.
3. Where are you living? I live in Milwaukee.
4. Where do you see you and the company going?
Our hope is to have a national impact through continuing to educate and provide tools to homeowners to transform the way they live.
5. What makes your product unique, what is it and why should people care about it?
The product marries physical tools, easy step-by-step instructions with on-line tools to maximize peoples impact on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the shortest time with the least resources.
Thanks EH for helping making this city a greener Milwaukee.