New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers many programs to assistant businesses, broken down by sectors (real estate, hospitals, etc.) as well as general information on how to use energy more efficiently and switch to clean energy sources. Learn more HERE.
New York Green Bank: If you’re a business looking to finance a major new construction or renovation project that includes green elements, such as clean energy, a green roof, solar, or green infrastructure in the landscaping, you’ll want to investigate this state program.
Green America: This non-profit organization works with businesses to create sustainability plans. Through its Green Business Network, it offers two levels of green certification (Certified and Gold Certified), with official logos to use on your products. Each year it offers Green America’s People & Planet Award. Learn more HERE.
Green Business Partnership: Founded by Westchester County government, Green Team Spirit, and the Business Council of Westchester, this non-profit organization offers green certification to local businesses. Learn more HERE.
NOFA, Organic Land Care: If you’re a landscaper interested in learning about organic yard care, northeast-based NOFA is offering virtual courses toward accreditation, beginning in February 2022. Learn more HERE.
American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA): Are you a landscaper interested in making the transition to chemical-free practices and electric-powered lawncare equipment? This non-profit organization offers advice on practices and products, and awards AGZA certification to employees who complete their training. Learn more HERE.