One of the best ways to make a positive change is to get people together to take small steps that add up to a big impact. It’s a great tactic to preserve the environment and to achieve green business certification!
Representatives from Sustainable Westchester, The Green Business Partnership, Westchester County, The Business Council of Westchester and Con Edison
Front Row: Left to right: Neha Dhanik, Dani Glaser, Stephen Bodie, Bridget Gibbons, Jane Solnick; Back Row: Left to right: Peter McCartt, Scott Fernqvist, Bob Elliott, Dan Welsh, John Ravitz; Middle Row: Left to right: Michel Delafontaine, Jasmine Graham, Jenna Amundsen, Virginia Steinberg, Cathy Golebiewski
Sustainable Westchester (SW) works with almost every municipality in Westchester to implement sustainable practices that save energy and reduce consumption. So while every certification is meaningful and exciting, helping this organization officially go green was especially rewarding because we know their knowledge and inspiration will spread far beyond the walls of their office.
Actually, their “green” started to rub off on others as soon as they joined the Green Business Partnership and began the certification process. Not only did SW complete all the required actions and include some creative waste-reduction ideas (like real towels, labeled by name, for each employee to dry their hands on), they went above and beyond in inspiring ways.
We loved hearing that even though they rent their office space, they reached out to the landscaping company about their environmental practices and were pleased to learn that they do not use chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides. SW also took the initiative to place a recycling bin out in the community playground outside of their office with signage in English and Spanish. And, true to the spirit of the program, the entire staff is on the green team. Small steps, big impact!
Allied Converters, Inc.
Atlantic Westchester, Inc.
Blue Book Building & Construction Network
Bright Energy Services
Diamond Properties, LLC
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