Montgomery County Relaunches Green Business Programme

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Montgomery County's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has brought back its Green Business Certification Programme.

This programme is open to any business or organisation that wants to be recognised for reducing their environmental impact.

Companies can work their way up through different levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) by putting in place and documenting green practices. The programme is now run by Bethesda Green, a local non-profit that promotes sustainable business and living.

“Through the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Programme, we are empowering local businesses to embrace sustainability demonstrating that economic success and environmental stewardship go hand in hand,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “Bethesda Green’s experience with helping eco-entrepreneurs develop and grow for-profit businesses makes them uniquely positioned to manage the Green Business Certification Programme and take it to the next level.”

The Green Business Certification Programme aims to:

  • Help businesses be greener by giving them tools, rewards, ideas, and chances to work together and be leaders.

  • Encourage local customers and other businesses to choose Green Certified Businesses.

  • Build a supportive community where business leaders can share their best practices and learn from each other.

  • Be open to all businesses that want to get certified.

The Green Business Certification Programme was originally started to recognise businesses that care about the environment. Now, it has been improved to better meet the changing needs of businesses in Montgomery County.

“The Green Business Certification Programme is designed to empower and inspire small businesses across Montgomery County to embrace sustainability and drive positive change,” said County DEP Director Jon Monger. “It’s exciting to be leveraging Bethesda Green’s expertise and resources to relaunch this terrific programme.”

The programme will provide more resources, support, and recognition to businesses that are working to reduce their environmental impact and build a more sustainable future.

“We are honoured to collaborate with Montgomery County DEP and the Green Business Benchmark to build upon the legacy of promoting sustainability in Montgomery County,” said Bethesda Green Executive Director Dave Feldman. “The Green Business Benchmark is a sustainability management platform that helps businesses integrate and accelerate sustainability practices. Together, we look forward to supporting businesses in their journey to a greener, more prosperous future.”

Businesses that want to get Green Business Certification can find out more and apply on the Green Business Certification website.

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