The Green Chamber, the first national business organization created to serve the practical and legislative needs of thousands of “green” businesses and organizations was announced today. The chamber is the result of thousands of green companies looking for an organization that will service their interest including defining just what a green business is.
Executive Director Jon Anderson said, “The Green Chamber provides the missing link for green companies to share market research, employment needs and business leads to further their growth.”
In addition to promotion and education of green business principles, the Green Chamber’s goals include the promotion of fair trade, non-toxic materials, recycling and waste reduction, and alternative energy use in business and personal practice.
Not just any old business can join either and declare they are a green business. Members are certified through a detailed questionnaire that asks about their methods of waste reduction, recycling, conservation and other business practices, as well as certifying the validity of their product or service.
With 16 regional directors in the continental United States and Alaska, local chapters have the opportunity to network with each other at regional meetings and fund raisers. Ultimately, this is a “walk-the-talk” organization, created by demand from green companies that realize the way they do business requires a new organization committed to sustainable business practices.
For more information about The Green Chamber, go to: www.thegreenchamber.org
What do you think? Will this be a sustained effort or the flavor of the moment? Leave me a comment.