Maryland Green Registry Partners 

If you are part of a local government, trade association, chamber of commerce or other group that wishes to promote and recognize sustainable practices among its members, consider a partnership with the Maryland Green Registry.  There are as many different pathways to partnership as there are types of organizations, so raise your hand and let's talk!  


Examples of Partnerships

Sustainable MarylandSustainable Maryland

Sustainable Maryland is a certification program for municipalities in Maryland that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. The program offers a menu of sustainable actions that municipalities choose from to achieve the certification.  Among those actions is joining the Maryland Green Registry and/or promoting the Registry among local businesses where municipalities can earn points for the number of businesses that join.

"Municipalities seeking to highlight the efforts of their local businesses may choose to do that through a partnership with the Maryland Green Registry, their own local green business certification program, or a hybrid of the two.  Most important is that we have a connection between all programs to ensure maximum exposure of sustainable practices and success stories across the state."

- Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager, Sustainable Maryland
Green Bowie Business 
City of Bowie
When the City of Bowie created the Green Bowie Business program to recognize businesses that help the community by adopting sustainable practices, it used the Maryland Green Registry application process as a foundation for the program.  When the business completes the Maryland Green Registry application, it is dual enrolled in both programs, providing both local and statewide recognition.
 "The Green Bowie Business program allows residents of the community, including groups like our Green Team volunteers, to develop personal relationships with local businesses while also partnering with the Maryland Green Registry to support the expansion of sustainable practices in Bowie and across the state."
- Ashleigh Armentrout, Sustainability Planner, City of Bowie
Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland 
 Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland
The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) has played a key role in promoting the participation of manufacturers in the Maryland Green Registry.  More than
50 manufacturers are currently members of the Registry, and many of them joined as part of their participation in RMI's Energy Program, which worked with each company's green teams to complete the Registry application.  Several of these Energy Program participants have gone on to win the Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards.
“As RMI showcases manufacturers that have become members of the Maryland Green Registry, we are also showcasing how these great companies have publicly committed themselves to energy and environmental sustainability policies and practices.”


- Peter Gourlay, Vice President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland


Event Partners
Each year, the Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards are presented at a membership event held in partnership with various environmental organizations across the state.  These have included Annapolis Green, Bethesda Green, National Association of Environmental Professionals, One Montgomery Green, and the U.S. Green Building Council - Maryland.  Let us know if you'd like to team up on an event that brings together both environmental professionals and interested businesses to learn more about cost-saving sustainable practices.