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Article originally posted in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

A Big Y supermarket customer takes his order from store employee Jonathan Gomez. In the foreground is a display of haddock, pollock and cod from sustainable fisheries. (T&G Staff/PAUL KAPTEYN)


Luz Gonzalez recently put a brick in her office toilet.

She did it with two goals in mind: cut costs and help protect the planet.

The brick sits in the tank of the old toilet. Its presence means a little less water is wasted with every flush.

Ms. Gonzalez, a broker who owns Community Realty in Worcester, also replaced her printer paper with recycled paper, started switching the old ceiling lights with more efficient LEDs, and got rid


Article originally posted in the The Gardner News - The Hometown Newspaper for Gardner, Ashburnham, Hubbardston, Phillipston, Templeton, Westminster, Winchendon

Will O’Brien and Patrick Bird stand in front of Jonas Clark Hall at Clark University, which has supported the Worcester Sustainable Business Leader Program in helping business- es save money through sustainable efforts.

Westminster man helping businesses save


WORCESTER — Westminster native Patrick Bird has tapped into his environmental passion as he works with the Worcester Sustainable Business Leader Program to bring savings to local businesses.


Boston, MA – May 17, 2011 – The Sustainable Business Leader Program (SBLP) is pleased to announce its latest incoming group of participants who kicked off Tuesday morning with an orientation at Boston City Hall. The following businesses and organizations have committed to implementing sustainable business practices and reducing their carbon footprint, while also saving money, through the SBLP’s comprehensive certification program:


Article originally posted by Jamaica Plain Patch.

The Sustainable Business Leader Program aims to provide a unique and affordable course of action that small to medium-sized, locally and independently owned businesses can follow to become more ecologically conscious. Under its umbrella organization, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston, the program has certified over 55 local businesses, with another 46 in process.  Among the participating Jamaica Plain businesses are Ula Café, Harvest Co-Op, Red Sun Press, and City Feed & Supply.


Article originally posted on the Worcester Business Journal Online.

It’s hard to argue against the notion that businesses should be going green. Saving electricity, improving recycling rates and tightening up buildings to make heating and cooling more efficient are all moves that help both the environment and the bottom line.

But while large corporations can devote whole departments to these kinds of efforts, small local companies rarely have much time or energy to spare for anything that’s not directly related to the immediate needs of the business.


From "Boston announces Mayor's Green Awards winners" by

'Four Boston resident groups, 11 businesses and two sustainable food leaders were winners of the city’s fifth-annual “Mayor’s Green Awards.”'


Article originally posted on the Clark News Hub

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston (SBN), Worcester Local First (WLF) and Clark University announce the Worcester launch of SBN’s proven model program, the Sustainable Business Leader Program (SBLP), an environmental sustainability certification program for small to medium-sized, local and independent businesses.


Office of the Mayor Thomas M. Menino
For More Information Contact: Press Office, (617) 635-4461

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mayor Menino Announces Climate Action and Air Quality Grant

Program helps local businesses reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy

email: [email protected]    |    phone: (617) 395-0250

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