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Green Business Forums in Montgomery County Maryland


What are Green Business Forums?

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Montgomery College have partnered to create a Green Business Forum (GBF).

Due to limited seating, registration is required. Visit Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce for information on how to register for the forums.

Taking place from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, 4 times a year in the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce boardroom , each forum will feature experts who offer unique perspectives on the advantages of being a green business. Panels will be moderated by Montgomery College faculty. Presentations will be followed by Q&A. Montgomery College will offer “how-to” webinars to supplement the forums. For more information, contact Barbara Ashe, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at 301-738-0015 x215 email . For more information, visit

Topics and Speakers

"Get on the Bus! Get Certified"

Lessons learned will be shared by those who know how to become a Montgomery County Certified Green Business on Thursday June 26th.

The time is now to get certified. Businesses that submit their application by August 1st, and are shortly thereafter certified, will be promoted on their own County Bus PSA. Click on the link to learn more about the Get on the Bus Campaign.  

Thursday, June 26, 2014
7:30am - 8:00am (Registration and Networking)
8:00am - 9:00am (Program)
9:00am -9:30am (Networking)
Cost: Free


Moderator: Jennifer Woofter, President, Strategic Sustainability Consulting.


Jim Conlon, Owner and Founder, Elysian Energy, LLC

Mindy Kursban, Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Family and Nursing Care

Susan Conley, Firm Administrator, Synder Cohn, PC-CPAs and Trusted Advisors

Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program:
Crash Course on How to Become a Green Certified Business

Position your company to be among the first to get certified in Montgomery County’s new Green Business Certification Program, a voluntary program designed to help businesses go above and beyond basic green measures to reduce ecological footprint. This course will focus on the fundamentals associated with implementation of day to day business operations and policies covering: 1) Organizational Commitment, 2) Waste Reduction & Recycling, 3) Environmentally Responsible Purchasing, 4) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 5) Efficient Runoff Management and Water Use, 6) Pollution Prevention and 7) Transportation and Travel. The course will also outline green business opportunities, benefits, and strategies for leading environmental change within your organization.

Montgomery College's Rockville Campus Science Center
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As part of MC's Green Routine, the new Rockville Campus Science Center is being submitted for Gold certification under the S.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. The new high energy performance Science Center is expected to save approximately 39% per year in energy costs over traditional code-compliant buildings.


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  • Marcy Jackson, Program Director
  • Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education
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  • Germantown, MD 20876

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