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2017 Green Resource Guide – By Haley Freeman

Go GreenI frequently find myself looking for green resources and feeling frustrated by dead web links or sites of questionable provenance. Wouldn’t it be great to have a list of trusted purveyors of green right at your fingertips? I thought so, so I began compiling one for you and for me. This is a quick reference for some of things you might need when you’re planning a sustainable event, looking for greener choices while traveling, aspiring to run a greener company or facility, or simply wanting to increase your green business knowledge. This list is by no means exhaustive, but each of these sources provides a whole world of information and may spark some ideas for green applications you haven’t considered before.

Business Resources

Convention Industry Council

APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards


Event Management Software

Green America

Green Business Certification


Advancing the opportunities at the intersection of business, technology and sustainability

Green Meeting Industry Council

Best practices for global meetings industry

Green Seal

Green Business Certification

Products & Services – Including Hotel Accommodations

U.S. Green Building Council

State Chapters

LEED AP Directory

Environmentally Safe Cleaning Products

All-Green Janitorial Products

Sustainable Supply

Ethical Shopping (Think event giveaways, client gifts and charitable initiatives)

Alter Eco

Nourishing foodie, farmer and field through sustainable foods from around the world.


Upcycled Products

Raven + Lily

Ethical fashion and lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering women through design

Heifer International

Working with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the earth

Government Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Environmental Education

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Local food directories for farmers markets, on-farm markets, CSAs, and food hubs

Organic & Sustainable Food Sources

Eat Well Guide

Restaurants, farms, markets and other sources of local, sustainable food

Local Harvest

Search for sustainable farms and food outlets by region

unfi United Natural Foods

Wholesale organic food distributor

Green Quote:

“If civilization is to survive, it must live on the interest, not the capital, of nature.”

― Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

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