At Inhabitat, we often talk about how design can be both environmentally sustainable and economically profitable – and the same principles can be applied to eco-conscious investing. The current market is ripe with opportunities to invest in companies that employ sustainability-focused initiatives or even base their whole business model on green technologies such as renewable energy that are becoming more and more crucial with rising oil costs. If you’re looking to invest long-term and increase the value of your portfolio, companies with green ethics also tend to be more stable and have great potential for growth. Read on to learn some smart eco-investing strategies and pick up some tips on how to get your green portfolio started!