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What is it?
Vermont Green Business Program (VT GBP) is a NO-COST, voluntary, environmental assistance and business recognition program that is run by the Environmental Assistance Office (EAO) and the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC). The goal of the program is to promote improved environmental and economic performance and to enhance public recognition of environmental excellence. Members are committed to go beyond compliance with existing environmental regulations using pollution prevention strategies and implementation of best management practices.
Businesses that want to communicate that their environmental ethic and back it up in action and deed should join the program. There are five VT GBP sectors: Green Hotels in the Green Mountain State, Green Restaurants in the Green Mountain State, Vermont Clean Marinas, Vermont Green Links, Vermont Green Grocery Environmental Leaders and Vermont Green Business. These sectors have industry specific best management environmental practices that are recognized nationally or often globally. Businesses must achieve a set of environmental standards and select from a set of best environmental management practices to be accepted into the program.