Chamber's Mission

Chambers of Commerce throughout the country are using our innovative program to help their members become more aware of the advantages of incorporating green business practices in their businesses in order to reach full green certification.

The Green Business Chamber of Commerce is a nation-wide program designed to promote members and provide helpful information which can assist them in the 21st century.

As custodians of the earth we should be environmentally responsible and rational. As intelligent business people we can be both.

What We Do

As a result of our collaboration between Chambers of Commerce throughout the country, it became apparent that Chamber members needed a way to promote their going green commitments. We want to help.

Along with local Chamber programs that are designed to promote their going green members, it was determined that a national presence was required to promote these members and to reach a much wider national audience. This is our objective in a nutshell.

Members Pledge

The object is to support the promotion of a healthy environment. Before members are allowed to participate in the Green Business Chamber of Commerce, they must pledge to do the following at their business or organization:

  • Comply with all business regulations
  • Conserve energy and other valuable resources
  • Implement procedures to reduce pollution and waste
  • Be environmentally and socially responsible within their community
  • Constantly work to improve treatment of humans, the conservation of resources and reduction of waste

This is an outlet for Chamber members to share what they are doing to go green.

Adding Your Business

The Green Business Chamber of Commerce is a cooperative service between many Chambers throughout the country. In order to join, prospective members must be a "current" member of a participating Chamber of Commerce within the USA.

Current members who can make the pledge above may activate their membership in the "Going Green" program by contacting support or by contacting their Chamber of Commerce.
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Recognizing its role in helping reduce the carbon footprint, the U.S., the wireless industry urged consumers that when they get a new cell phone or wireless device, instead of letting it clutter up drawer space, put it to good use by recycling it. Accordingly, many members of The Wireless Association have developed or supported numerous programs promoting the recycling of cell phones and other wireless devices.

According to a MyWireless.org survey conducted in March, 2011, more than 84 percent of people were aware that their cell phones or wireless devices were recyclable. More than 68 percent were aware that their wireless accessories were recyclable, but only about 54 percent of them had donated or recycled an old device or accessory.

An Environmental Protection Agency estimate may help consumers take the right decision in this direction: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling one million cell phones helps save enough energy to power more than 185 U.S. households with electricity for a year.

In addition to this, recycling of wireless devices can offer several other environmental benefits. For example, recycling helps keep usable materials out of landfills.

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The biggest street lighting project in the UK involves the replacement and maintenance of 250,000 streetlights across Hampshire, West Sussex and Southampton. This £225 million (US$370) 25-year ‘South Coast Street Lighting’ initiative is employing smart lighting control. Wireless Logic, an independent aggregator, is delivering connectivity, which is enabled over the Internet via the mobile network.

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Nike is leading the way in an effort to coordinate and share innovative technologies designed to protect the environment. To avoid re-inventing the wheel, a group of companies are now sharing concepts even with their competitors. Green Business Chamber sees this as a move in the right direction.
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According to “strategic metals expert” Jack Lifton, hybrids such as the Prius, use more rare earth elements than any object in the world. Neodymium and lanthanum, used in hybrid’s batteries and electric motor magnet, could become scarce or even disappear altogether within the next several years. These cars are “sucking up rare earth metals at a disturbing rate,” according to Lifton.
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The highways of Italy will soon provide the runway for a new model of an old classic. The model strutting her stuff will be an all-electric DeLorean DMC-12, developed by the combination of Wired Italy and eCars Now! Italy.

Timed for the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future’s original European release, the car will travel from Milano to Rome while charging the car when the crew stops for lunch along the way.
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Equator Coffees, a specialty coffee wholesaler, is going green throughout its business operations. The co-founders, Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell are using sustainable farming practices to grow their coffee cherries by partnering with local farmers in developing countries.

On their website, they also have a smart coffee roaster that burns 80 percent less natural gas than a traditional coffee roaster and a food composter that turns excess coffee waste into fertilizer. Excellent!
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Forecasters say this winter could be the coldest Europe has seen in the last 1,000 years. The word is that a new Ice Age will begin in Europe due to a change in the speed of the Gulf Stream, which has slowed by half in the past few years, and, consequently, will not be able to offset the cold from the Arctic winds.
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