Western Nevada College has been recognized for its role in the creation of the Green Business Network Guide, which will be distributed nationally to shepherd businesses through the necessary steps to protect others and the environment.
WNC was credited with making the national resource guide possible through federal grants it procured through the Environmental Protection Agency.
The national publication will provide businesses with insight and direction in the formation of a green business engagement program. The guide states that a green business engagement program promotes and encourages the adoption of best management practices with the aim of reducing a business’s environmental footprint and going above and beyond basic environmental compliance.
A green business engagement program also provides an opportunity for cross-community collaboration around environmental issues and topics that improve the health and well-being of a community, especially where businesses can drive economies of scale and reduce local or regional impact. Green business engagement can take a variety of forms, but the common goal is to address how a business interacts with its environment.
WNC and Nevada-based non-profit greenUP! launched a statewide Green Business Network last year and are creating a database for collecting outcomes that measure environmental performance for the state.
“WNC and greenUP! are pleased to participate in this collaborative work expanding business recognition for positive environmental actions,” said WNC Professional & Applied Technology Director Dr. Georgia White.
To read more about this program, go to https://greenbiztracker.org/site/participating.