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Getting Green: Selecting and Obtaining a Green Business Certification

  • Bethesda Green 4825 Cordell Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 United States (map)

In response to the interest of many companies in our region wishing to learn more about green business certification, Bethesda Green is pleased to offer two training sessions to inform companies about the advantages of and requirements for green certification. Led by Council Fire, an Annapolis-based sustainability consulting firm, these sessions will educate companies about the leading green certification options and enable them to learn the ins and outs of the process. A training template will be provided and representatives from the leading green business certification organizations will be present to answer questions.  

Wednesday, February 24

Getting Green:  Selecting and Obtaining a Green Business Certification


8:00 - 9:00        Coffee, Snacks, Networking

9:00 - 10:30      Introductions, Definitions, Advantages, Requirements 

10:30 - 10:45Break

10:45 - 12:00Choosing Which Certification Program to Pursue:

                                    Exercise I:       Questions to Consider When Selecting a Certification

                                    Exercise II:      Questions to Consider to Align with Requirements

                                    Exercise III:     Re-Aligning Mission and Vision

                                    Exercise IV:    Problem Anticipation and Team Development 

12:00 - 12:15Working with Other Green Businesses for Mutual Benefit, final questions

12:15 - 1:15      Lunch and Networking (on your own)

1:15 - 2:00      Panel: Meet the Certification Representatives as a group. Presentations by the certifying organizations and opportunity for questions.

2:00 - 2:30 and 2:30 - 3:00     Parallel Sessions:  An Opportunity for Individual Discussions with Certifiers (optional)

The Workshop is free and open to the public


Bethesda Green - 4825 Cordell Avenue. Suite 200. Bethesda, MD 208

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