Seeking out green businesses can be a tough task, especially when it’s so hard to help consumers determine what a green business entails. Is it a business that focuses on the environment or just simply one with sustainable practices?
The University of Florida/IFAS Pinellas County Extension is looking to help consumers choose better choices, or at least know their options. The organization is calling for business to take take a voluntary assessment and become a part of the Green Business Partnership.
From the press release:
“The Green Business Partnership (GBP) is a voluntary assessment that recognizes businesses, business organizations, and local governments for their environmental stewardship and sustainable practices… it encourages conservation of resources, waste reduction, energy conservation and cost savings.”
The program also serves as a support system for sustainability in the workplace and the growing green industry. All business are welcome to join if they “choose to implement resource conservation measures and demonstrate a culture of environmental, social and economic awareness in their business practices”
Participants will have access to professional advice and training, listing on the Green Business Partner website and special recognition by Pinellas County.