Michael Thomas, Executive Director of Sustainability, MyGreenMag.org

Michael Thomas, sustainability director, MyGreenMag.org.

Michael Thomas, executive director of sustainability at MyGreenMag.org had a cushy job in real estate, as a general contractor for affordable homes … until the market collapsed in 2008.

Thomas reinvented himself, and followed his passions to green entrepreneurialism, a career move that has resulted in profits and the personal rewards of doing something good for the planet.

Here, Thomas explains how he did it and how you can, too.