What do you get when you have more than 60 businesses collectively striving to win a top award for being sustainable at work? You get a joint community effort of employees devoted to sharing green practices and striving to make an impact by doing locally and thinking globally. It all began once upon a time when Loudoun County Supervisor Andrea McGimsey wanted to create a challenge for businesses to demonstrate how they’re being green while being rewarding for their efforts. Thus, her brain child the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge was born. If you aren’t familiar with the challenge, all year long participating businesses strive for the highest level of green achievement; the levels being silver, gold and platinum and then overall winners for each size business.
A common trend among the speakers was saving green by going green in which most employers agreed they spent some green to be green but long-term it helped them save green. Want to see how we saved green by going green? Read our blog post, Saving Green by Going Green for office ideas.
Interviews – “What makes your business green?”
Mingling & talking green practices
NCC’s Green Diva/Team Leader and General Manager, Pat Trammell and Kurt Krause
We hope you’ll gain some ideas from blog post on saving green by going green and the participating companies – and join us in the 2012 Loudoun County Green Business Challenge. You may find out that you have more eco-friendly practices in place than you realize. 63 businesses competed this year, up from last year’s count of 39. Congratulations to this year’s winners!