Can you recycle that?!

Often times we think it is safer to toss something in the recycling bin, rather than the trash, just in case it is recyclable.  We call this "wish-cycling." Wish cycling creates big problems, as one wrong toss can contaminate a whole batch. When this happens, entire loads can be sent to the landfill despite a... Continue Reading →

Brattleboro Food Coop joins VGBP!

We are pleased to announce our newest member: Brattleboro Food Coop. The Coop worked hard to become a Vermont Green Business this year, by making changes such as installing low-flow spray valves in utility sinks, and purchasing green cleaning products. The Coop also increased their landfill diversion rate from about 60% to over 70% in... Continue Reading →

VGBP Expands Resources and Impact

Our program is 18 years old now. And like most 18 year-olds, it is time for us to make a big change. But instead of packing our family’s mini van with dorm room necessities, we are expanding our programs, increasing our visibility and working to increase our positive impact on Vermont’s environment.  In 2018, the... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Conference: Sustainable Dairy Products

The Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invite you to a day packed with information and conversation on environmental and economic sustainability in value-added dairy products manufacturing. Come learn how to increase profitability through best practices for improving energy efficiency, conserving water, managing wastewater, and optimizing cleaning... Continue Reading →

Becoming a Benefit Corporation in VT

Purpose. Transparency. Accountability. These are the three required elements of becoming a Benefit Corporation (B Corp).  The Vermont benefit corporation law allows for the creation of a new and voluntary corporate entity that will allow businesses to consider profit as well as society and the environment. This form of incorporation allows a business to balance... Continue Reading →

West Hill House B&B Goes 100% Solar

In the scenic Mad River Valley, you'll find a very green place to rest your head: West Hill House B&B. Owners Peter and Susan MacLaren feel sustainability is important and are hoping to lead by example and inspire others to reduce their environmental impacts. A Vermont Green Business, the B&B welcomes its guests with complimentary electric... Continue Reading →

Become a Vermont Green Business

 The Green Mountain State has a reputation for taking care of the planet through our sustainable economy. The Vermont Green Business Program recognizes businesses demonstrate these values. We are here to help you achieve your company's cost savings and sustainability goals so you can be successful. Becoming a green business is the smart way to do business in the 21st Century. Why become a... Continue Reading →

Keep it Local + Green this Cyber Monday!

Many Vermont Green Business Program members are having sales for cyber Monday! Check out all the great products available right here in Vermont in their online stores: Champlain Valley Apiaries Vermont Gear Gardener's Supply Company High Mowing Seeds Jed's Maple Johnson Woolen Mills Keurig Green Mountain King Arthur Flour Maple Landmark Massage Vermont Origins of... Continue Reading →

VT GBP Welcomes 3 New Businesses

Pictured: Chas Mraz, Owner of Champlain Valley Apiaries in the bee yard. Champlain Valley Apiaries, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund and Northeast Recycling Council are the most recent businesses to join the Vermont Green Business Program. We are thrilled to welcome these businesses/organizations, as they truly exemplify the elements of sustainability. “We at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs... Continue Reading →

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