30 Apr '13, 9am

Growing green businesses in Austin

Growing green businesses in Austin

Austin, Texas, is aiming for a spot as one of the top green cities in the U.S. To cultivate its budding green economy, the city launched the Austin Green Business Leaders (AGBL) program in March 2012. The program is intended for businesses of all types and sizes, from hair salons and home-based consultants to multi-national corporations with a facility in Austin. Businesses become Silver, Gold, or Platinum members of AGBL depending on the information provided on a scorecard. Members must re-apply every two years. Membership benefits the business through recognition, resource files and networking events with other green business leaders. At the end of January, Marc Coudert, AGBL Program Coordinator with the City's Office of Sustainability, presented an overview of membership and scorecard data to members at a networking event. There are currently 64 members, with 79 percent...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/04/30/growing-green-bus...

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