About the Green Business Challenge
Sustainability @ Work
The Green Business Challenge offers businesses the opportunity to demonstrate leadership, improve their bottom line and create sustainable communities. Would you like to excel in all of these areas and be able to tell customers, family and friends that you run a green business? Perhaps your management is looking for new ways to develop the business and also gain recognition for community stewardship?
The Loudoun County Green Business Challenge (GBC) is the place for you and your business! With the click of a mouse, you can be part of the Class of 2013.
The Green Business Challenge is hosted by The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and encourages Loudoun businesses of all sizes to adopt environmentally sound business practices. The Challenge’s friendly points-based competition and certification process can be just the boost your business needs to incorporate more efficient and sustainable practices into their operations.
More than 60 local businesses, including previous participants and newcomers, registered for last year’s Challenge. We applaud past participants and welcome the new ones in 2013!
Winners will be recognized at the Green Gala in the fall. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of volunteers organized by the Chamber of Commerce Green Business Committee. Businesses selected for certification and/or award may be asked to submit additional documentation supporting the accuracy of their submittal.
Are you ready to take the Challenge? Challenge ends August 30, 2013!
Earning the Green Business Certification is just smart business. By taking action to increase the sustainability of your business operations, the benefits extend beyond the Certified Green Business label:
- Ensure a clean and sustainable environment for citizens
- Reduce your utility and operating expenses
- Gain exposure and recognition as a certified Green Business
- Shrink your business’ carbon footprint
- Attract environmentally conscious consumers and clients
- Create a healthier work environment for you and your employees
- Access tools and resources to increase your business’ efficiency levels
The process of achieving sustainability is always evolving, and the development of the GBC is no different. Over the years, we will continue to improve the scorecard criteria to make the GBC to companies that are implementing energy efficiency improvements for the first time, while challenging the early-adopters to continue to strive for even greener operations.