Green Business Programs
(“GBPs”) are being successfully implemented by local
jurisdictions in California
and other states. By certifying and promoting businesses that operate
in an environmentally responsible way, GBPs conserve resources, prevent
pollution and help consumers shop consistently with their values.
The last decade has seen tremendous growth (and enthusiasm) for GBPs.
Several jurisdictions are in the process of establishing their own GBP,
while others are expressing interest and are considering developing one
This webinar is specifically designed to provide an introduction to
jurisdictions that are interested in launching GBPs and, in addition, will serve
as a great refresher for upcoming GBPs as well.
The topics that will be
discussed at this webinar include:
Background/Intro to speakers/virtual panelists & agenda
Definition & Standards - What does it mean to be a Green Business?
Successes - Statistics of #GBs, environmental savings from pilot study
Partnerships - How to set up a GBP in your area? Who to include?
Funding - What sources of funding are most GBPs relying on?
State Support - Role of CA DTSC and CA Green Bus. Network members
New GBP Projects- Tracking and measurement database
Resources - sample MOUs, SOPs, sector specific resource guides etc.
Q & A