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www.westchestergreenbusinesscertified.orgLeaders in Sustainability Speaker Series:
Growing the Green Workforce in Westchester County & Other Green Business News
May 20, 2016 - Westchester's business leaders gathered to discuss Green Jobs and strategies for Growing the Green Workforce in Westchester County. Over the years there has been a great deal of confusion over what is meant by the terms “green job” and “green company.”  WGBC Program Director Scott Fernqvist set the stage and led an expert panel to examine the topic in depth.
Expert Panel: Lori Tripoli, Kaplan University, Sarah Kelly, Agera Energy, Sharon Rowe, ECOBAGS®, Marsha Gordon, The Business Council of Westchester
Moderator: Scott Fernqvist, WGBC Program Director
Welcoming remarks by Dr. Marsha Gordon, President & CEO, The Business Council of Westchester; Kevin Plunkett, Deputy Westchester County Executive; Jane Solnick, Director of Public Affairs Westchester, Con Edison; Walter Recher, Leader Westchester/Putnam Business Sector Partnership
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Welcome New Members

Birdie's Auto Spa
BrightHOME Energy Solutions
The Carver Center
Green Jay Landscaping
Greener by Design
Key Bank
Manhattanville College
Robison Oil
Westchester Medical Center
Willdan Group/Genesys Engineering
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6th Annual WGBC Recognition Event & Awards Ceremony
June 8, 2016
The Briarcliff Manor
Briarcliff, NY, 5:00 - 7:30 PM


Join us for a festive cocktail reception honoring Westchester organizations demonstrating green business leadership and outstanding achievement in environmental sustainability. Awards will be presented by Dr. Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of The Business Council of Westchester, County Executive Robert P. Astorino and WGBC Program Directors, Dani Glaser and Scott Fernqvist.
 
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Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Heineken, Safari Energy, Suburban Carting Company, Vino 100 Wine & Spirits, Yonkers Tennis Center

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Thursday, May 26th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM , Webinar
WEDC & Con Edison Webinar Series- Green Business Certification, Take the 1st Step
Presenters: WGBC Program Directors, Dani Glaser and Scott Fernqvist; Lisa Cardasco, New Crystal Restorations/WGB-Certified Member
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Tuesday, June 21st, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Greenburgh Nature Center - Westchester Green Business Certification Ceremony & Reception
Find out how your company can benefit from implementing green initiatives
99 Dromore Road, Scarscale, NY 10583
RSVP - Emma Lagle  elagle@greenburghnaturecenter.org

Wednesday, June 22nd, 8:00 - 11:00 AM
Energize NY (PACE) Finance Partner Qualification Training
Training includes an overview of Energize NY Finance underwriting criteria, case studies, and interactive discussion. Attendance fulfills the first step for your firm to become a partner.
Doubletree Tarrytown, 455 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
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WGBC and Dani Glaser receive 2016 Environmental Champion Award from EPA Region 2

Nominated by Senator Gillibrand, Dani Glaser accepted the honor for the work done by the WGBC program where since 2009, over 300 Westchester County organizations have taken the Westchester Green Business Challenge and since 2014, 60 organizations have joined the rigorous Westchester Green Business Certification program. Twenty have achieved certification, helping to measurably reduce GHG emissions and grow the green economy in Westchester and the Hudson Valley region. Visit the EPA website for all winners in NY State.

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Program Staff: Scott Fernqvist, Dani Glaser & Jana Petrikova
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About the WGBC Program

Westchester Green Business Challenge - First launched in 2009 in partnership with Westchester County, this Business Council of Westchester program helps Westchester-based organizations learn about and implement sustainable business practices that help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions and overhead costs, and receive recognition as corporate citizens. Westchester Green Business-Certified - is the region’s only green business certification program for Westchester-based organizations ready to take their sustainability efforts to the next level. Members receive enhanced tools to measure their performance, unique opportunities for peer collaboration, hands-on support from WGBC program staff and a higher level of recognition as leaders within their industries. The program was launched in early 2014 and represents an expansion of the highly successful Westchester Green Business Challenge. The WGBC is a Business Council of Westchester program in partnership with Westchester County Government.

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