September 2015
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Local B Corps Blaze a Trail

Literally and Figuratively!

Local B Corps, which are now recognized by the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program, recently volunteered their time to clean and repair the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail in Silver Spring.  B Corps, which must meet a rigorous certification standard, are redefining success in business, extending their responsibility to the environment and society.  Learn more about these trail blazers using the power of business as a force for good.

Sustainability Metrics

Implementing a series of actions from a checklist is a great first step in the journey to sustainability. But if you don’t set meaningful goals and evaluate progress over time, your initial efforts will mean nothing. Check out our new resources and tools designed to make it easy for you to measure your sustainability performance.

Green Bank Info Session

Recently, Montgomery County became the first county in the nation to pass legislation establishing a local green bank.  Its purpose is to partner with the private sector to increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  Join us on September 16th from 9:00 to 11:30 AM at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville.

Green Business Spotlight

Interested in dining at a local green restaurant? Check out this short video featuring MoCo's Founding Farmers, a Potomac based restaurant certified by the Green Restaurant Association.
Founding Farmers Green Business Certification

Upcoming Events

Smart Cities Week
September 15th to 17th, Renaissance Hotel Downtown, Washington, DC

People and Planet First: A Multi-Generational Dialogue on Maryland's Future
Saturday, September 19th, 1:30 to 9:00 PM, University of Baltimore, 21 W Mt Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201

Annual American Sustainable Business Council Summit
Shaping the Policies and Narrative to Build a Sustainable Future
September 29th to October 1st, Washington, DC.
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