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.

The Benefits of Green Business Membership:

  • Access to sustainable mentors
  • Green Business workshops and networking events
  • Green Business promotional opportunities
  • Listing and link on Midlands Green Business website
  • Membership seal for office or building

Why should my business go green?

Being more sustainable allows you to:

  • Protect the environment
  • Showcase your organization’s corporate social responsibility
  • Lower operating costs
  • Appeal to new customers
  • Take advantage of tax breaks and financial incentives

Eligible Businesses & Organizations

  • Any organization that adopts sustainable/eco-friendly practices
  • Any business located within the City of Columbia, Lexington County, Richland County
  • Any size or type organization including service, merchandising, manufacturing, home-based and non-profit

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

  1. Begin by establishing a workplace “Green Team.” It can be a group of people or it can just be one person. You decide!
  2. Use the Green Business Help Sheet for suggestions for this and future years
  3. Upon approval, participants will be notified.

Certification
Midlands Green Business certification is based on a checklist of activities in four primary categories:

  • Pollution prevention and air quality
  • Waste reduction and recycling
  • Energy conservation
  •  Water conservation

How can my organization become a Green Business Member?

Complete the application. 
Once approved, your business name and link to your website will be posted on the Midlands Green Business website and your name will be added to our contact list for events and other opportunities.

Upcoming Events:

October 27th- Green Business Breakfast at Columbia Metropolitan Airport.  Click here to register.

Here are your  contacts:

City of Columbia                                                                                                         
Mary Pat Baldauf– Sustainability

Keep the Midlands Beautiful:
Lauren Robinson-Environmental Assistant

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

Richland County
Art Braswell