Green Business Guide
As consumers become more environmentally conscious and energy costs continue to rise, businesses are rapidly adopting environmentally friendly business practices.
Many business owners fear it's too costly to adopt eco-friendly practices, however, small investments can reap large gains. Green practices can save money while creating happier customers and a healthier planet.
These resources help small businesses expand their businesses while saving energy costs.
For New Businesses
Green Business Practices
Becoming a green business means making changes across your organization, from the way you manage your day-to-day operations to the products you offer to your customers.
- Energy Efficiency Guide
Save energy costs, find energy saving tips, and get information on grants, loans and incentives for making energy efficient upgrades .
- Environmental Management
Manage environmental issues to avoid liability, reduce costs and get recognized as a green business.
- Grants, Loans and Incentives
Get info on energy efficient upgrades and tax credits to green technology development.
- Government Contracting
Learn about opportunities to sell green products and services to the government.
- Green Commuting Options
Cut down on your energy costs, protect the environment and increase employee productivity by adopting telecommuting policies and other green commuting options.
- Green Marketing
Learn about ecolabeling and how to legally make environmental claims on your products.
- Green Product Development
Learn how green technology businesses develop innovative new products and services.
- Pollution Prevention and Recycling
Save money by reducing wastes while improving energy efficiency, productivity and public image.
- Case Studies and Examples
Learn about successful companies that have proactive environmental policies.
- Earth Day
Learn about the success of Earth Day 2008 and practices to adopt in preparation for Earth Day 2009, April 22nd!
- America's Green Cities
Local programs that help small businesses adopt green business practices
- Greentips Podcasts
Tips and advice on energy efficiency and environmental issues