February 2, 2017
      
Looking for ideas to boost environmental performance and save money in 2017? Check out these programs and sign up today!

 Laura Armstrong                                  Maryland Green Registry Coordinator
Free Greening Your Business Program Now Open! Enroll by 3/1.
The Maryland Green Registry Greening Your Business Program is back! This free program consists of two workshops and site visits and will help you identify opportunities that reduce environmental impacts, save money, and create or strengthen your green team. 

Participation is limited to six organizations and the first workshop is scheduled for April 5 in Baltimore. To learn more, click below and register by March 1.
Host a Summer Intern
Are you a manufacturing facility looking for some extra help this summer in identifying waste reduction, and energy and water saving measures? Consider taking on an engineering student intern this summer.

MDE is partnering again with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership to support the recruiting, training and matching of student interns with Maryland manufacturing facilities. Learn more here.    

Interested manufacturers should contact  Kerry Wells kwells@mdmep.org or Laura Armstrong 
laura.armstrong@maryland.gov as soon as possible.
Look for the Leak Prize Drawing
Small leaks, whether they be in water supply lines or compressed air lines, can quickly amount to significant cost losses. If you look and listen for leaks at your facility, let us know and you'll be entered into a prize drawing at the Maryland Green Registry Awards event on June 14, 2017. You need not be present to win.

Click  here to enter.
Flip the Switch
Daylight Hour is a simple campaign that asks participating offices to turn the lights off in day-lit spaces for one hour on June 16, 2017.

Sign up  here along with MDE and other Maryland Green Registry members and we'll see how many kWh were reduced based on square footage. 

Who knows? If the natural light is sufficient in your space, you might not even need to turn the lights back on!
Read up on the State of Green Business
This annual report  from GreenBiz surveys the environmental strategies and performance of the S&P 500 and the S&P Global 1200. Download the report here to learn about current trends and a summary here showing strong commitment to the continuation of corporate sustainability initiatives in 2017.
Maryland Green Registry | 410-537-4119 | green.registry@maryland.gov