Tag Archive: green business

Be Green Hub incubator program accepting applications

Are you or do you know an entrepreneur with a startup in the environment or food sectors? Help jumpstart your or their business by encouraging them to apply to Be Green Hub’s incubator today! Be Green Hub, Bethesda Green‘s incubator program, grows green and social impact startups into successful companies with purpose. Be Green Hub is recruiting a
Fitzgerald Auto Mall

Improving Environmental Performance: Local Lessons from an International Standard

Fitzgerald Auto Malls, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated (CCBCC) Production Facility in Silver Spring, and Montgomery County Government’s Yard Trim Composting Facility were recently welcomed into the County’s Green Business Certification Program because of their certification to the ISO 14001 standard. They are understandably proud of meeting this voluntary international standard which is based on a

For Rockville yoga studio, mindfulness means green

To the uninitiated, yoga may seem like little more than a group of flexible people bending their limbs in time to dreamy music. But for the devoted, yoga is a full-fledged lifestyle. Fitness is a big part of the equation, but so is a concept called mindfulness. According to practitioners, mindfulness can help people become

Do your food venues donate food? Look for the green sticker

Have you ever wondered about what your favorite restaurant, farmer, grocer, or caterer does with their leftover food? Some donate it to those in need. Most send it to landfills. Food Recovery Certified (FRC) is the nation’s first and only food recovery certification that differentiates and recognizes food businesses that donate their surplus food from

The Green Business Program has expanded with new businesses and an updated website

Montgomery County is seeking to stimulate growth in the green economy with the announcement that it has broadened the standards for its Green Business Certification Program to include business sectors previously ineligible. They include restaurants, cleaning companies, hotels and home-based businesses.  The program has also updated its website to be more user friendly and responsive. 

2014 Year in Review: Policy and Compliance

DEP’s smallest division is the Division of Policy and Compliance. Although small in size, it’s mighty in scope and the impact the division has on the community. It is divided into two sections: the Policy section and the Compliance section.