1% for the Planet - http://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/whatis.htm
This is an alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet. Members recognize their responsibility to and dependence on a healthy environment and donate at least 1% of their annual net revenues to environmental organizations worldwide. The alliance strives to show how environmental responsibility is beneficial for business.
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) - http://www.balleseattle.org/
BALLE Seattle is dedicated to connecting, educating and promoting King County businesses supporting Local Living Economies. We are part of an international alliance of 43 independently operated local business networks with more than 15,000 members dedicated to building Local Living Economies.
CNN Money: “Going Green” - http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/goinggreen/2007/index.html
Find a compilation of articles on green topics, such as which companies are environmentally responsible and what business owners have a passion for protecting the environment.
Co-op America - Green Business - http://www.coopamerica.org/greenbusiness/index.cfm
Co-op America's Green Business provides networks, resources and technical assistance needed for socially and environmentally responsible businesses to emerge and thrive in communities across the U.S. The site helps individual consumers shift their spending in order to support green businesses.
Earth Share of Washington - http://www.esw.org
Earth Share of Washington is comprised of 66 environmental organizations that work toward protecting the environment. The organizations partner with businesses and government agencies to encourage employees to give to the environment at work through payroll giving programs and volunteer projects. Find information about how your workplace can support conservation and environmental organizations.
Eco Directory - http://www.ecofirms.org
This site aims to connect eco-friendly companies, organizations and individuals that are involved in eco practices for the sake of a cleaner and safer environment.
EnviroStars - http://envirostars.org
The EnviroStars Program gives businesses incentives and recognition for reducing hazardous waste and allows consumers to identify environmentally sound businesses using a 2-5 star rating scale. The more proactive a business is in preventing pollution, the higher the star rating and the more public promotion and free marketing the business receives. The program was created in King County in 1995.
Saving Green by Going Green - http://www.savinggreenbygoinggreen.com/
The Saving Green by Going Green Accelerator will help you to lower your ecological footprint — and support you in greening your business. The Saving Green by Going Green Accelerator is a repeatable, five-month program for getting local small and medium businesses to dramatically lower their energy use — and therefore their greenhouse gas emissions.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Going Green is Good for Bottom Line - http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/274192_retail16.html
This article highlights how companies are embracing sustainability- a promising battle against climate change is being fought not by government, but by businesses.