Bronxville businesses have an important role to play in making Bronxville strong and sustainable! There are many ways your business can participate:

  • If you sell a product, are you able to accept it back for reuse or recycling at the end of its life? Consider setting up a “take-back bin” in your store.

  • Would you like to purchase sustainably sourced supplies to run your business? New York State’s Office of General Services offers advice on green purchasing and operations. Learn more HERE.

  • Would you like to save money by using less energy to run your business? NYSERDA offers free eneregy assessment to businesses and non-profit institutions. Learn more HERE.

  • Are you considering a renovation or remodel of your store or facility? Elemental Green helps you choose green certified fixtures and building materials. Learn more HERE.

  • Are you a grocery store or restaurant interested in donating unused food to a local food bank? Or, would you like to compost the food scraps your business generates? See this guide, prepared by New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation. For technical assistance regarding food donation, call Feeding NYS: (518) 930-7000.

Many government and non-profit programs assistant local businesses in going green. Here are some resources to explore:

  • 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.

For Owners of Commercial Real Estate and Management Agents

For Bronxville Churches

  • NYSERDA programs: Non-profit institutions such as churches are eligible for some NYSERDA programs, including the free energy assessment offered HERE.

  • New York Power & Light: This NY state chapter of an interfaith, nonprofit organization that was founded in California many decades ago, offers guidance and support in reducing energy use in church facilities and in guiding congregations to take on the challenge of climate change. Learn more HERE.