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World Of Difference

In college, you've got the whole green business world in your hands.

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This story appears in the August 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Unless you've been living on Mars, you know that many consumers are going green and that businesses are rising to the challenge of providing environmentally sound products and services. Nowhere is that more evident than on college campuses, where student entrepreneurs are developing cutting-edge environmental ideas.

One example is the student-run Babson Environmental and Energy Club at . Comprised primarily of MBA students, the organization promotes and career opportunities in the green sector. The club is even bringing clean-tech ideas--such as a residential-scale wind turbine to generate power--directly to the campus. "That's been one of our most exciting accomplishments," says Clinton White, co-president of the BEEC and a recent MBA graduate. "We know this is the future of energy and what companies are doing now: providing to the space and looking at new solutions to address these larger global problems."

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