87. Growaforest.com

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Founder: Christian Woolfenden
Website: www.growaforest.com

They say the best ideas come to people on the loo, but the idea for Growaforest, a not-for-profit website which allows businesses to offset their carbon emissions by planting trees, came to its founder, Christian while he was on a sun bed. “I went to an internet café and bought a web domain, then I went back to the sun bed and started listing all the things I needed to do to make it work,” he says. To date, thousands of trees have been planted on the site’s 10-acre plot in Lancashire. The company won the Community Impact Award at the 2005 Startups Awards.

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