Midlands Green Business


The Midlands Green Business program is a partnership between the City of Columbia, Lexington County, Richland County and Keep the Midlands Beautiful.  This program is designed to recognize businesses who adopt sustainable and eco-friendly business practices, thus keeping our community cleaner, greener and making it a more beautiful place to live.

Midlands Green Business Program Overview:

Green Business members receive:

  • Listing and link to your business’ website on Midlands Green Biz website
  • Special Green Business decal to display in your workplace window
  • Complimentary invitations and/or discounts to workshops, conferences and other events

It’s easy for your business or workplace to be recognized as a Green Business!

  • Begin by establishing a workplace “Green Team.” It can be a group of people or it can just be one person. You decide!
  • Complete and submit a Green Business  Application.
    • Check off your business’ current sustainability measures. (For suggestions, check out our Green Business Help Sheet.)
    • Identify one sustainability measure that your office would like to implement in the coming year.  (Refer to our Green Business Help Sheet for ideas.)
  • Your Green Business Partner will be contacting you to review the application.
  • Recognizing your business upon approval.
  • Renew Annually

If you are interested in being a member or renewing please fill out the application.

Upcoming Events:

July 28th- Green Business Breakfast at SCE&G. Please register here.

October 27th- Green Business Breakfast at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. More info to come.


Here are your county contacts:

City of Columbia                                                                                                         
Mary Pat Baldauf– Sustainability

Lexington County
India Woodson– Environmental Coordinator
Rick Vandergeest– Recycling Coordinator

Richland County
Shirley Martin– Recycling Coordinator