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What does sustainability mean for the business community?
Sustainability is about more than the environment. It’s a delicate balance that considers the economic and social impacts of our decisions. A sustainable approach to business and commerce can mean improved employee productivity, waste reduction, better design, job creation, and cost savings.
Maryland's Green Registry
The Maryland Green Registry is a free, voluntary program offering tips and resources to help organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability. Checklists suggest dozens of opportunities for businesses to minimize environmental impact. Many are simple, common-sense operational changes and almost all of them can save you money.
Add your business to the
Maryland Green Travel
Maryland Green Travel works in conjunction with the Maryland Green Registry to recognize businesses in the tourism industry that are leaders in sustainability.
for more information!
Frederick County's Sustainability Commission
The Sustainability Commission is a local, appointed commission that represents Frederick County residents and businesses. Many commission members own and operate local businesses and are doing their part to leave a legacy for future generations. The commission meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor meeting room of Winchester Hall. Attend a monthly meeting and ask how to get involved in local sustainability efforts from a business perspective.
Frederick "Green Drinks" Monthly Networking Meeting
Many local business people attend the monthly Green Drinks event at Quynn's Attic in downtown Frederick. The networking event includes a presentation and time to talk about local and regional sustainability topics. For more information, check out the
Green Drinks web site
Other Resources for Businesses
Download this fact sheet,
Sustainability at Work
, for easy to implement, sustainable ideas tailored to the workplace.
Watt Watchers Rebates
from Potomac Edison (lighting, HVAC, VFDs, and custom applications)
Green Business Resources
from the MD Dept. of Environment
Commercial Recycling Program
Office of Economic Development
(Homegrown Here, Virtual Farmers Market, Green Jobs, and more)
EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
page has tools and information, including product information
MD Energy Administration
Programs and Incentives
Green Building Resources
from Howard County, MD
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