Encouraging environmentally responsible operations, the Manatee Chamber
of Commerce has launched the Green Business Initiative: Sustainable
The new initiative will promote best
management "green" practices in business to conserve natural resources
and eliminate waste.
Manatee is open to current and prospective Manatee Chamber of
members. Applicants must meet certification requirements
and pledge to continually strive toward sustainable business practices
that ensure the greater Manatee region is environmentally healthy and
Green practice areas include: recycling/reuse, commodity conservation,
conservation, water conservation and innovative concepts.
partnering with the Manatee Chamber to publish the certification
manual, and currently there are eight companies that have already met
certification levels and recognition, including: Air & Energy
Environmental Services, Inc.;
Energy & Sustainability
Consultants (ESC); Fawley Bryant Architects, Inc
.; Flowers Baking
Tree & Landscape
; Waste Pro
; and Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc
Chamber's Green Business Initiative Committee is currently the Chamber's
largest committee with 57 members. Benefits of receiving the
- Recognition as committed to a greener
Manatee region through business operations.
- Access to the
Manatee Chamber's Green Business logo for print and electronic use
in identifying as a Green Business.
- Recognition on the Chamber's website
- Manatee Chamber
Green Business window decal for their business venue.
Sustainable Manatee, the Manatee Chamber is facilitating and connecting
with our governmental partners and connecting members with green focused
businesses and resources in order to foster sustainable businesses and
practices," says Bob Bartz, president of the Manatee Chamber of
For more information about Sustainable Manatee, call 941-748-4842 ext.
124 or e-mail: NeilS@ManateeChamber.com
Manatee Chamber of Commerce