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The idea of the Green Business program spurred from Lewis and Clark Counties Tri-County Small Business Efficiency Program. In 2010, we received a $305,000 EPA Climate Showcase Communities grant. The project helped small businesses in three counties, Lewis and Clark, Broadwater and Jefferson to complete energy upgrades. With our Climate Showcase Communities grant, we have had 207 businesses participate in the Tri-County Small Business Efficiency Program. Together we have saved 800,814 kilowatt hours/year and these businesses are saving over $180,000 per year with 739 tons of greenhouse gases not being produced.
Six actions must be taken to become Green Business Certified. There are three core requirements that every business must perform. The other three actions can come from any of the six action categories.
The Tri-County Green Business Program is a free certification program that recognizes local businesses for their resource efficiency efforts. Businesses who participate have access to resources to help increase efficiency, cut costs and decrease their environmental impact. Take a look at the Green Business Program brochure.
In Montana, businesses are some of the strongest leaders in their communities — by implementing greener practices, sharing their success stories with others, and engaging their customers and employees, green businesses can affect positive environmental change. Our Green Certified Businesses have all committed to taking steps to be more sustainable, helping make this a healthier community. Please support your local Green Certified Businesses!
The Tri-County Green Business Program is a project of Lewis & Clark County to promote resource efficiency in businesses throughout Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, and Jefferson Counties.Get Certified