People. Planet. Profit.
Being a Certified Green Business is the clearest way to show your community and customers that you care about sustainability. It shows them that you are committed to taking action to conserve resources and prevent pollution in both the facility and operations. It means that your business complies with environmental regulations in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality.
A recent survey suggests that demand for green products appears to be increasing: 27% of respondents said they are more likely to buy a sustainable product or service than 5 years ago.
Common Green Business Practices
Use Non-Toxic Cleaners
Use safer, environmentally preferable cleaning chemicals
Eliminate unnecessary packaging, printing, and purchasing
Upgrade lighting and equipment to save energy
Hire Local Vendors
Working locally means less vehicle use
Reduce Water Use
Low flow toilets and auto-off faucets
Divert waste from the landfill through reuse, recycling and composting
Promote and incentivize alternative transportation for employees
Eliminate and/or properly dispose of harmful chemicals