Business Sustainability


The Environmental Assistance Office helps Vermont businesses and other entities improve environmental performance and minimize negative environmental and public health impacts through direct technical assistance, strategic partnerships, cultivation of knowledge- and resource-sharing networks, and recognition of environmental leadership. Through these efforts, we aim to build a culture of environmental responsibility and excellence.

Sector-Based Sustainability Cohorts

Jump-start your business' green journey, or take it to the next level, by participating in a Sustainability Cohort. Cohorts provide in-depth technical assistance, training, good PR, and some funding assistance to a group of 5-10 businesses in a specific sector who voluntarily, but formally, commit to specific, measurable goals in energy, water, waste, and wastewater. Over the course of a year-long tracking period, participants meet regularly for workshops, information-sharing, and networking. The cohorts are a partnership with Efficiency Vermont, and funded by EPA. Participation is free and open to any businesses in brewing, dairy products manufacturing, or specialty foods.

Vermont Green Business Program

Vermont's program for promotion of environmentally-friendly business practices and recognition of business environmental leaders.

School Science Lab and Chemical Assistance