Patronize your local Green Partner businesses
Is your favorite shop helping protect our environment? Do they display a Green Partner seal?
As good citizens, we all want to do our part to protect our fragile environment. Clean air and clean water are important to us. That's why we began the Green Partners program, to assist and encourage businesses to protect our resources.
Many area businesses are committed to reducing pollution and contamination of our resources through the recycling of used materials, safe handling of hazardous wastes, and application of best management practises.
Businesses voluntarily apply for certification as a Green Partner and submit an Environmental Management Plan, which they develop with the assistance of the Green Partners Program. Granting of a Green Partner certificate is based on adherence to the standards of the Plan, and the Green Partners Program.
A Green Partner business is recognized as a leader on environmental issues, and is entitled to display the Green Partners seal on their places of business, advertising and packaging, in compliance with the licensing rules of the program.
The benefits of the program for member businesses are several:
A positive corporate image as a responsible, efficient manager of resources, committed to reducing pollution and waste
Recognition as a provider of a safe, healthy work environment
Savings in long-term avoided costs of pollution cleanup, and waste disposal
Can You Participate?Yes, through our three phases:
Introduction- Get acquainted with the program, and meet with a Green Partners volunteer
Exploration- Obtain a checklist to evaluate your businesses participation, and obtain management approval
Participation- Develop your own Environmental Management Plan, with the available assistance of Green Partners Guidance Documents
As a consumer, support and patronize Green Partner member businesses.
How Can You Get Started?
It's Simple! Just e-mail a Green Partners representative or write to:
50 Environmental Loop
Winter Haven, FL 33880
and ask for the Green Partners Checklist. This booklet outlines the areas that a business will consider in development of their plan. The booklet also serves as a guide to management practices required to comply with state, federal and local regulations.
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