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The New York Green Business (NYGB) program provides recognition and incentives to businesses and other entities that are committed to sustainable practices and conserving New York's environment and natural resources. To become a member, an applicant must have a good record of compliance with environmental laws and regulations, make commitments to improve their environmental performance, and have a public outreach strategy for their sustainability achievements.

Businesses are encouraged to apply to get the recognition they deserve for their achievements, attract new eco conscious consumers, and to get resources to help them go even further along their sustainability journey. Members also receive benefits including being able to market your business as an environmental leader (including use of logo), priority access to assistance from select New York State technical assistance programs, and access to a leading network of sustainability leaders.

Interested in becoming a member of NYGB? Visit Becoming a NYGB Member.

Through NYGB, members are undertaking numerous innovative projects that reduce their environmental footprint and demonstrate that strong environmental stewardship and increasing the bottom line go hand in hand. Examples of projects carried out under NYGB include:

  • Delaware North is saving 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel by switching from a national brand of hot dogs to a local one.
  • Anheuser-Busch will be saving 190,600 lbs. of aluminum per year by introducing a new lighter weight can for their products.
  • IBM's Thomas J Watson Research Center will be eliminating 4,200 lbs. of Styrofoam waste by banning it from their dining facilities.
  • Locust Hill Country Club will be training the next generation of sustainable golf course superintendent's through their successful internship program.
  • Xerox - Webster Campus will save 8.53 million gallons of water per year by minimizing once through cooling and installing flow meters throughout their facility to detect and repair leaks faster.

Current members are located throughout the state and you can see a description of them, along with their commitments, on our Members Page.

What's New?

November 2017 - There will be a series of webinars offering a program overview and tips for applicants taking place on the following dates/times. Click on each for the registration page:

October 2017 - Enrollment period opens and runs through Friday, December 15th.

June 2017 - A new Commissioner's Policy (PDF, 600 KB) that makes revisions to the NYGB program has been finalized.

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