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 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."
- Peter Gourlay, Vice President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland
Plastic Free QACPlastic Free QAC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization raising awareness in Queen Anne's County, Maryland about the hazards of single-use plastics. The organization combines their message about alternatives to single use plastics with promotion of the Maryland Green Registry so that restaurants, shops, schools and other organizations can publicly share the steps they've taken through their online Maryland Green Registry member profile.
Montgomery Country Green Business Certification ProgramThe Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary recognition program designed to encourage businesses and other organizations to take steps that reduce their ecological footprint. The program seeks to spur innovation and environmental stewardship so that forward-looking sustainable businesses are not only rewarded for their environmental leadership, but spark the adoption of broader sustainable best practices throughout the County. The program accomplishes this through the provision of tools, incentives, inspirational ideas, collaboration, and leadership opportunities.
"By partnering with the Maryland Green Registry, we can help Montgomery County Certified Green Businesses get maximum exposure by having their video profiles appear on the Maryland Green Registry website and by encouraging our certified businesses to apply for both local awards and the statewide Maryland Green Registry awards. This not only helps to promote green business practices throughout the state, but also aids our efforts to encourage consumers to consider Certified Green Businesses when making purchasing decisions."
- Doug Weisburger, Green Business Certification Program Manager
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230