Westchester business owners gathered at the Edith Macy Conference Center Thursday, May 31 to be recognized for their "green" achievements. Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino and Business Council of Westchester President and CEO Marsha Gordon were both on hand for the 2nd annual Westchester Green Business Challenge (WGBC) recognition event.

"The momentum behind this program is immense, and it will only continue to grow as more and more companies realize that implementing sustainable business practices is a win-win for the environment and for your bottom line," Astorino said during his speech. 

At the event, Dr. Marsha Gordon presented C.W. Brown with a special Sustainability Award that has been set up in the memory of Charlie Brown, the company's founder. Charlie made a commitment to have the first LEED Platinum certified building in Westchester County and his vision became a reality. Next year and every year following, another business that has followed in Charlie's green footsteps will receive the award.

>>View video of the event (YouTube)

>>View the event photo gallery

The following businesses received special recognition at the event:

  • Platinum Sponsor Award - Con Edison
  • Bronze Sponsor Award - Reckson 
  • Bronze Sponsor & 2012 Greatest Progress Award - Pernod Ricard 
  • Outstanding Achievement in Outreach Category - Regeneron
  • Outstanding Achievement in Energy Category - Jacob Burns Film Center 
  • Outstanding Achievement in Waste Management & Green Products Category - Dragonfly Hair Studio
  • Outstanding Achievement in Transportation Category - SUNY Purchase
  • Outstanding Achievement in Land Use Category - Edith Macy Conference Center
  • Outstanding Achievement in Water Resources Category - New York Presbyterian Hospital 

All WGBC participants that were recognized:

  • 318 Technology INC.
  • 511 NY Rideshare
  • Allied Converters, Inc.
  • Ana's True Organics
  • Antun's of Westchester Catering
  • Atlantic Westchester
  • Atria on the Hudson
  • Bright Energy Services
  • C.W. Brown Inc.
  • Candela Systems Corporation
  • Cartridge World
  • Cascades Fine Papers
  • Chappaqua Wine and Spirit Co.
  • Children's Environmental
    Literacy Foundation  
  • Clean Energy Consultants
  • Climate Change & Environmental 
    Services, LLC
  • Computer Experts Group, Ltd.
  • Con Edison
  • Crown Products
  • Crowne Plaza White Plains
  • Curtis Instruments INC.
  • DEC Green
  • Deep Contracting
  • Dennis Noskin Architect, PC
  • Details Residential Services
  • Diamond Properties, LLC.
  • Divney Tung Schwalbe, LLP
  • Dominican Sisters of Hope
  • Doubletree Tarrytown
  • Dragonfly Hair Studio
  • Eco-Bags Products, Inc
  • Edith Macy Conference Center
  • Edward Jones
  • Emma's Ale House
  • EVENTually Green
  • Garden Thyme NY INC.
  • Global Living Realty
  • Green Delete INC.
  • Green Design Expo, LLC
  • Green Design Green Build, LLC
  • Green Guru Network
  • Green Home Consulting LLC
  • Green Team Spirit
  • GreenCents Solutions
  • Groundwork Hudson Valley
  • Healthy Home Energy & Consulting
  • Heineken USA
  • InService Enterprise
  • Jacob Burns Film Center
  • JCC on the Hudson
  • Jewish Home Lifecare 
  • Sarah Neuman Nursing Home
  • Jill Singer Graphics
  • Keane & Beane, P.C.
  • Maid Brigade
  • MCEnergy Inc.
  • Mercury Solar Systems
  • Minuteman Press of Elmsford
  • Murphy Brothers Contracting, Inc.
  • NAI Friedland
  • NATH Sustainable Solutions
  • Natural Awakenings Magazine
  • NeighborGreen
  • New York Power Authority
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • OLA Consulting Engineers, PC
  • Paldino Company CPA
  • Pernod Ricard USA
  • PIP Printing & Marketing Services
  • Purchase College
  • R3 Energy Management 
  • Audit & Review LLC
  • Ra-Energy-NY LLC
  • Reckson
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Riviera Bakehouse
  • Santhigram Wellness
  • Sheraton Tarrytown
  • Sisters of the Divine Compassion
  • SteadFast Telecommunications, Inc.
  • Stillman Management
  • Sun Blue Energy
  • Sunrise Solar Solutions, LLC
  • Sweet Grass Grill
  • Synergis - Zero Waste Group 
  • The Blue Book Building & 
  • Construction Network
  • The Blue Pig
  • The Business Council of Westchester
  • The Dannon Company
  • The Gold Standard
  • Thornwood Self Storage Center
  • Verita Vision Photography
  • Verizon
  • VINO 100
  • Westchester Community College
  • Yonkers Tennis Center Inc.
  • Zarin & Steinmetz

2012 Event Sponsors:


Con Edison The Power of Green

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                  Heineken              candela


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About our host venue

Edith Macy Conference Center is situated among 405 wooded acres in the heart of Westchester County. For small, private gatherings to large conferences of up to 200, this secluded setting boasts 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting space in a smoke-free, natural, quiet setting. Their expansive acreage and open lake front property provides the ideal setting for activities of all kinds.


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