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.
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: