30 Aug '13, 12pm

Green chamber of commerce program helps St. Louis pick up the pace

Green chamber of commerce program helps St. Louis pick up the pace

The St. Louis region has a mild regulatory climate and modest utility rates, waste disposal fees and fuel costs. A diverse community character, a wealth of cultural amenities and many cost-of-living bargains make this mid-continent region a great place to build career credentials while raising a family. These relative comfort factors are both a blessing and curse as our business community copes with global market expectations. How do we grow the sustainability savvy, the P2 expertise, that's so crucial to plan for, track and reduce long-externalized environmental costs? St. Louis lacks the economic and policy drivers that energize ICLEI's urban partners and affiliates of Green Business California. Sustainable know-how is well rooted in our building industry companies, but other sectors had no motivating center here until an unusual partnership stepped into the breach. The ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/08/30/green-chamber-pro...

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