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Join the Green Business Partnership to be productive and profitable today, and to preserve our environment for tomorrow

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

  1. Survey Employees
  2. Complete Green Action List
  3. Perform Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
  4. Submit Final Presentation

Learn more:

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 it out). Save and email your completed form as a PDF attachment to Dani Glaser at dani@greenbusinesspartnership.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 dani@greenbusinesspartnership.org.

2018 Membership Rates:

# FTEs      

Annual Dues
Pre-Certification

 

Annual Dues
Post-Certification

 
    Non-profit rate*   Non-profit rate*
 1-10 $500 $450 $250 $225
 11-50 $850 $765 $425 $382
 51-100 $1,300 $1,170 $650 $585
 101-500 $1,850 $1,665 $925 $832
 500-1000 $2,500 $2,250 $1,250 $1,125

*10% discount for 501c3 non-profit organizations

Contact Dani Glaser at dani@greenbusinesspartnership.org if:

  1. your organization exceeds 1,000 employees
  2. you are applying for multiple locations. Note: Multiple location discount: Fees based on location with the highest employee size. Additional locations are 50% of the fee based on employee size.

Membership Payment via PayPal

Membership Payment via PayPal (non-profit)



Membership Renewal Fees (for members who joined prior to Jan. 1, 2017)

 

Green Business Partnership members must meet the following requirements:

  • Commercial space based in New York State
  • Minimum # Full Time Employees, 1
  • Access to energy consumption/billing data (tenants without direct access can provide prorated energy estimates based on square footage)

*NOTE: The program is NOT open to home-based businesses

Why join the Green Business Partnership?

The ROI is clear; a Green Business: 

  • Operates more efficiently, uses fewer resources, and saves money
  • Has access to capital for facility and technology upgrades
  • Attracts top talent and uses teamwork to engage and retain employees
  • Demonstrates corporate citizenship values and enjoys positive community relations
  • Is distinct among competitors
  • Builds trust among consumers

 

 

WGB-Certified Environmental Policy Template

WGB-Certified Employee Survey

 

 

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