Green Business Certification Program

What is your business strategy as your customers green their supply chain?


  • Engage in a dialogue with staff, program managers, procurement officers, etc.
  • Consider print production and toner usage and purchases
  • Minimize waste production. Consider re-use. Consider recycling or other forms of disposal to avoid landfills
  • Evaluate travel type and frequency i.e. where is the work being done? One-on-one meetings are important to establish relationships, however, how do you maintain relationships after initial meetings?
  • Transportation: How are products shipped? How are products received?
  • Consider how products are packaged
  • Evaluate delivery systems
  • Evaluate water usage
  • Use Energy Star products

Meet the Montgomery County Green Certified Businesses HERE

NEW!!! Read the press announcement about the Green Landscape Business Program HERE

Montgomery County Ride-On Buses are promoting all Montgomery County Green Certified Businesses  Read about the December 5, 2012 Ride-on Bus press event


Montgomery County Green Business Forum

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.

MCCC is located at 51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800, Rockville, Maryland, 20850 and is Metro-accessible. Stay tuned for dates and speakers!



About the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program

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:

  • environmental stewardship
  • conserving energy & water
  • reducing their carbon footprint
  • generating less waste
  • recycling more

How to Become a Montgomery County Green Certified Business

Green Business Certification Newsletter