Help us celebrate Needham businesses that have taken significant or innovative strides to reduce their carbon footprints and adopt environmentally friendly practices. Businesses from Needham and Newton will be once again be recognized with Green Business Awards at the Newton Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Spring Business Breakfast on May 17th at the Sheraton Needham Hotel.

This annual event is a great opportunity to showcase and support our local business organizations that are making Needham a more sustainable place to live and work. You can support these efforts by nominating a business, or encouraging a business to nominate itself.

To qualify for consideration, a business must be based in either Newton, Needham or a neighboring community and either

  1. has made significant progress in reducing energy, or implemented other environmental strategies toward sustainability, or
  2. supplies innovative green products or services

The Green Business Awards are selected by the chamber’s Environment Committee, following a public nomination process. In evaluating businesses, judges consider the following factors: waste prevention, recycling, purchasing, energy and water conservation, involving stakeholders (such as employees, clients and/or suppliers), transportation and social capital.

Green Needham is an active member of the Environment Committee and has been involved in the Green Business Awards since they were first awarded in 2010.

Beth Israel Deaconess Needham was recognized as the Needham Green Business of the Year at the 2017 Spring Business breakfast.

2017’s Green Tech Award was received by Solar One Solutions, a Needham company that designs and builds grid-independent solar LED lighting for locations such as parking lots, streets, pathways, and pedestrian areas.

Read about the Green Business Awards and submit a nomination here at the Chamber’s web site. And then come to the breakfast on May 17th to celebrate with us and with local business business owners and community leaders from Needham, Newton and surrounding towns.

Nominate a Needham business for a Green Business Award

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