Being green is good for business. Companies that want to thrive in the future are sensitive to the growing consumer demand for environmentally-responsible products and services, and are willing to participate as full and active partners in community efforts to be green.
Participating businesses can help to promote the town's environmental programs and events, sponsor and/or participate in town environmental programs, and facilitate the recycling of products they sell in the community (see our page on Take Back programs).
The Green Business Program in Marin County, CA is a voluntary partnership among business leaders, government agencies and nonprofit organizations with a mission of environmental stewardship.
Every year, the Clark County, WA Green Business Program hands out awards for local companies that demonstrate sustainability in all of their business practices.
The Montgomery County, MD Green Business Certification Program is a partnership between the county's Department of Environmental Protection, Chamber Community Foundation, and Montgomery College.
The GreenBizTracker is a web-based software program that helps businesses get started in adopting sustainable practices and provides a way to report energy, water, waste diversion and other resource savings.
The Green Business Network at Green America was founded in 1982 by individuals and business owners united by a belief that they could create an economy that works for people and the planet. Today the non-profit has 3,000 members.
The Green Chamber of Commerce offers certification programs, webinars and toolkits for businesses that are seeking the triple bottom line of social responsibility, economic value and environmental impact.
Grow NYC is the sustainability resource for New Yorkers, providing free tools and services anyone can use in order to improve the City - or their own neighborhood!