To: Members and Friends of the Maryland Green Registry
Welcome to the first issue of Membership Updates. We look forward to sharing upcoming events and training opportunities to help your organization continue on its path to sustainability and cost-effective operations. The Maryland Green Registry has 350 members and we'd like to welcome the following organizations that have joined since the beginning of May:
Annapolis Green LLC
Lt.Gov. Anthony Brown and MDE
Secretary Bob Summers with award winners at the 2012 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards.
Gregg Home Services
Electric Vehicle Institute
Phoenix Mecano Inc.
Green Bay Packaging
Elsen Energy Consulting
Lion Brothers Company Stanley Black and Decker
The Vane Brothers Co.
Renewable Energy Corp.
First Source Electronics
As always, please contact me to update your online profile and feel free to forward this e-mail to other organizations to encourage them to Join the Registry and share their environmental successes with others.
Support local farmers and reduce the impacts of long distance shipping by taking the pledge to serve or eat at least one local food each day during the week of July 21 - 29. Local foods are defined as those raised, processed and packaged within a 250-mile radius. Visit the Buy Local Challenge to download logos, fliers and posters for your facility and be sure to check out nearby farmers' markets and farms.
Join the Maryland Green Registry LinkedIn Group
Maryland Green Registry members offer a wealth of information and experience in proven environmental practices. Our LinkedIn group, open to employees of Maryland Green Registry member organizations, allows you to tap into that resource to: ask and respond to questions regarding environmental best practices and products; promote upcoming environmental events and learning opportunities; share recent environmental successes and challenges at your organization; and advertise environmental jobs and bid opportunities.
Support Maryland Green Travel
Did you know that the Maryland Green Registry has a companion program for lodging, restaurants and attractions? Maryland Green Travel encourages environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of the tourism industry and promotes Maryland as a green destination to eco-minded travelers. Consider holding your next business event at a Maryland Green Travel facility. Members are listed on both the Registry and MD Green Travel.
Environmental Management System Assistance
The Maryland Department of the Environment has partnered with the University of Maryland to assist 55 businesses in implementing Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) based on the global ISO 14001 standard. A new group will be forming this fall. Read more about the program and contact Laura Armstrong at 410-537-4119 for further information.