BLOOMINGTON, IN — Stephen Ashkin, best known as the professional cleaning industry''s "father of green cleaning," believes that this country''s renewed emphasis on green and sustainable issues will lead to a new generation of U.S. entrepreneurs, according to a press release.
"This actually is already happening," said Ashkin.
"Many people flush with cash from Internet businesses and new technologies have already been investing or starting a variety of environmental and sustainable supporting businesses. And because of the tragic oil spill, we likely will hear of businesses and products developed just to tackle this situation," Ashkin stated.
According to Ashkin, some of these green start-ups and investments are already well known with a few started by some unlikely players.
T. Boone Pickens, a billionaire oilman and financer who has become America''s leading promoter for wind farms and wind-generated power plants, the release noted.
An example in the professional cleaning industry is Ashkin''s own Sustainable Dashboard Tool LLC
, which is a web-based tool to help JanSan distributors measure and monitor fuel and energy use and other data so they can operate in a more sustainable manner and cut costs, the release added.