Prince George's Green has three initial initiatives: green workforce development; green business development; and a social enterprise operation.
Green Workforce Development
Prince George's Green has a pipeline of potential green employees. PGG will provide soft skill training and green career training for these potential employees. Once the participant decides which green track to pursue, PGG will help the participant obtain green technical training and then connect them to potential green employers. Contact PGG if you are interested in a green career OR if you are a green business looking for potential employees.
Green Business Certification
Prince George’s Green has partnered with Green America to do a pilot green business certification program in Prince George’s County. Green businesses located in Prince George’s County, Maryland will be able to earn Green America’s Green Business Certification and the Prince George’s Green Business Certification.
Prince George’s Green has developed support for this green business certification program from the Prince George’s Department of the Environment, and the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce. Green America’s Green Business Certification is the oldest green business certifications with more than 3,000 businesses certified.
There are numerous benefits to this certification program. The businesses certified through this program will be promoted on the national Green Business Network website, the Prince George’s Green website, the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce’s website, and the Prince George’s Department of the Environment website. Prince George’s businesses who have earned the Green Business Certification will be eligible for exclusive benefits including listing in the Green America National Green Pages and its online program, advertising in Green America publications; access to social retirement plans, credit card processing, and discounted packaging materials and shipping services; plus exclusive access to green business seminars, webinars and reports.
Green America’s Green Business Certification must be renewed each year. Prince George’s Green will assist businesses with the certification process at no charge. Prince George’s County businesses should go to http://info.greenbusinessnetwork.org/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/3919/p/p-0014/t/page/fm/0 to apply for the certification.
Prince George's Green Certified Businesses: Community Forklift, Touch as Art, Ernest Maier, Shepherd Energy, and Harris Plus.
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