The Green Business Partnership (GBP) was founded in 2009 as the Westchester Green Business Challenge, a program of the Business Council of Westchester in partnership with Westchester County and Green Team Spirit LLC. In 2014, the program expanded to offer an official green business certification available to organizations that complete a rigorous and rewarding process to reduce environmental impact. With nearly 100 active members, GBP provides a solution to organizations that want to go green but lack the time and expertise to incorporate sustainability into their core mission. Unlike other programs, the GBP is holistic and focuses on all areas of environmental sustainability, including organizational commitment, energy, materials management, transportation, land use and water. Responding to widespread demand for access to the GBP’s propriety tools and turnkey system, the program was rebranded as the Green Business Partnership in 2017 and made available statewide.
4 Steps to Green Business Certification
- Survey Employees
- Complete Green Action List
- Perform Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
- Submit Final Presentation
- Introduction to Green Business Certification
- List of Member Organizations
- Green Business Partnership Membership Form (PDF)
Join The Green Business Partnership
Organizations that are ready to join the Green Business Partnership should complete the Membership, Terms, Agreement & Payment Form (Note: You must download this membership form as a PDF file to your computer before filling out: (http://climatechange.westchestergov.com/images/stories/pdfs/2018GBP_Membership_Form.pdfito). Save and email your completed form as a PDF attachment to Dani Glaser at firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual membership fees are based on a) the number of full time employees (FTEs) in the location being certified and b) certification status. There is a 10% discount for non-profit organizations. If you would prefer to pay by credit card, please select the appropriate option from the dropdown below and then click the “Buy Now” button. You will be taken directly to PayPal to complete the transaction. All completed membership forms, regardless of payment method, should be emailed to us at email@example.com.