The Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program - a unique partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery College, and the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation - recognizes businesses that have voluntarily made efforts to protect, preserve, and improve the environment. The program focuses on day-to-day operations and management policies rather than LEED certification, which focuses mainly on building construction and major systems.
Certified green businesses are committed to:
Businesses that had submit their Green Business Certification application by August 1st, and were shortly thereafter certified, are featured on one of the County's Ride On bus ads promoting the Green Business Certification Program...each business is individually featured on a County PSA!
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, and Montgomery College have partnered to create a Montgomery County Green Business Forum. Green Business Forums are free and open to the public.
Each Forum starts with networking and refreshments at 7:30 AM followed by the program from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Taking place 4 times a year at MCCC, these forums feature experts who offer unique perspectives on the advantages of being a green business. Panels will be moderated by Montgomery College faculty and other experts and followed by Q&A and networking. Montgomery College may offer “how-to” webinars to supplement the forums.