Green Business Partnership to Honor 7 Organizations
8th annual awards will celebrate achievements in sustainability
Awards are given to organizations in each of the six categories that the Green Business Partnership identifies as part of its certification process, and one in honor of the late Charles W. Brown, a visionary green business leader that demonstrated a true commitment to sustainability as founder and CEO of C.W. Brown in Armonk (now LeChase Construction).
“These businesses exemplify not only the environmental benefit of becoming sustainable, but also demonstrate that doing so helps them be more competitive and more profitable, and engages employees in a process that’s fun and rewarding,” said Dani Glaser, Green Business Partnership Program Director and owner of Green Team Spirit LLC.
The Greenburgh Nature Center
, a 33-acre nonprofit nature preserve, will receive the Charles W. Brown, Jr. Sustainability Award
for its commitment to best sustainable practices, which is demonstrated in its own operations and in many initiatives designed to educate, train and engage the entire community.
Yonkers Tennis Center
, a family-owned tennis venue for players at all skill levels, will receive the Organizational Commitment Award
, for the high standard set by leadership that allowed the business to incorporate sustainable business practices so thoroughly into every aspect of the club. White Plains Linen
in Peekskill, a linen, uniform and specialty chef wear supply company, will receive the Energy Award
, in recognition of its innovative use of steam generated from the Wheelabrator waste-to-energy facility to substantially reduce dependence on oil and gas.
Pell Wealth Partners
in Rye Brook, a private wealth advisory practice, will receive the Waste Management & Green Products Award
, for reducing paper and electronic waste and helping the community do the same.
Arc of Westchester
, a nonprofit agency headquartered in Hawthorne that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will receive the Transportation Award
. The organization significantly reduced carbon emissions by converting to fuel efficient vehicles and adopting “smart driving” techniques. Teatown Lake Reservation
, a 1000-acre nature preserve and education center in Ossining and surrounding towns, will receive the Land Use Award
for its incredible stewardship of the lands in its care and role in educating and engaging the community in nature preservation. Birdie’s Auto Spa
, a mobile appointment-only car wash operating in Westchester and Fairfield counties, will receive the Water Award
for its innovative use of steam to wash cars with less than a gallon of water.
About the Green Business Partnership
Using a comprehensive, customized digital toolkit and a propriety emissions tool, the Green Business Partnership (GBP) helps organizations of any size that lease or own commercial or industrial space in New York become sustainable and achieve green business certification. The GBP was founded in 2009 as the Westchester Green Business Challenge, a program of the Business Council of Westchester
in partnership with Westchester County
and Green Team Spirit LLC
. In 2014, it expanded to offer an official green business certification. In 2017, responding to widespread demand for access to the GBP’s turnkey system, it relaunched as the Green Business Partnership and made the program available to businesses throughout New York State. Learn more at www.greenbusinesspartnership.org
Michael Dardano, Buzz Potential