Greening Your Business program

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November 4, 2021

Greening your business

Greening Your Business Program Now Open!

Ready to re-energize your company's sustainability efforts? The Greening Your Business program, offered at no cost by the Maryland Department of the Environment in partnership with the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland and Potomac-Hudson Engineering, will provide an independent contractor to help your company identify waste reduction, and energy and water saving opportunities that save you money. In addition, the program will help boost the impact of your green team, increase employee engagement, and create a simple structure that places your organization on a path of continual improvement. 

Complete this form by December 3, 2021 to indicate your interest. Spots are available for just six businesses!

Laura Armstrong

Director, Sustainability Program and Maryland Green Registry

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Electric Choice

Purchasing Green Power

Maryland is on a path to increase the amount of renewable energy that electricity suppliers in the state must procure from renewable sources to 50 percent by 2030, but you can help accelerate the benefits of greening the grid by selecting a renewable energy provider today. 

Visit MD Electric Choice and select "Renewable" as a filter. It will list energy providers that work with your utility provider that are providing up to 100% of their electricity from renewables. It's an easy way to use your buying power to reduce the climate impacts of your electrical usage at home and in the workplace.

idle free

Time to be Idle Free

Did you know that Maryland law limits motor vehicle idling (with certain exemptions) to five minutes? Reducing unnecessary idling saves fuel, reduces engine wear, protects public health, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.  

Visit the Idle Free MD website for handouts, signage, logos, and other resources to help educate your staff when using fleet and/or personal vehicles. Consider also adding hybrid, electric, and other cars with idle-stop systems to your fleet.


Have you added your logo?

Logos provide instant recognition and help customers to remember your company so if your logo is not already on your member profile, email the file (png. or jpg) to and we'll add it for you. 

And speaking of logos, all the Maryland Green Registry logos can be downloaded from the Members Only webpage.