Monday, July 14, 2014

New, Green Certified Businesses to be Featured on Ride On Buses; Businesses Must Apply by August 1

Montgomery County businesses that submit an application to the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Business Certification Program (GBCP) between now and August 1, and are certified, will be featured on a Ride On bus public service ad (PSA). The “Get On the Bus” initiative promotes the GBCP that provides businesses with a “greenprint” for introducing sustainability into their day-to-day operations and supply chain decisions. Organizations that embrace green practices enhance environmental quality while promoting economic development.

The GBCP is a partnership between DEP, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) and Montgomery College.

Businesses eligible to participate are commercial office/retail tenants or owners and landscapers, including home-based landscape businesses. Businesses must apply for certification by August 1 and be certified shortly thereafter. Information about the program is available online. Download the GBCP application from DEP’s website.

Each Certified Green Business will be featured on its own exterior PSA that is 30 inches high and 80 inches wide and includes the GBCP logo and information about the program. The PSAs will appear on the buses this fall, featuring each business for about a month.

DEP provides free, onsite technical assistance to guide businesses through the application and certification processes. To learn more, contact DEP Program Manager Doug Weisburger.