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The Green Business Program is a voluntary and non-regulatory program that provides free education and technical assistance on a variety of environmental issues to businesses, schools, and places of worship in Johnson County. The primary goals of this program are to decrease waste, increase recycling, improve energy efficiency, and ultimately save your organization money and resources.

Your organization may be eligible for up to $500 in materials to support your waste diversion projects. Funds are limited, contact Charles Marx to learn more: 913-715-6981

Five Steps to becoming Certified:

  1. Get Started -- SIGN UP NOW!!
    We have a team of experienced waste reduction experts who will get you on the path to becoming Certified. Find out what you can do to save money and resources. Fill out this form to sign up for our Green Business Program.

  2. Waste Walk-Through
    Schedule a FREE waste walk-through with our expert team. This is a non-invasive facility tour where our staff will ask questions about your current practices and identify areas for efficiency, recycling, and cost savings.

  3. Implement Recommendations: Following your waste walk-through, our team will provide you with resources and recommendations for greening your business. You can then select recommendations that work for you; implement and save. We will be there to help you along the way.

  4. Track Savings
    We highly recommend that you track the strategies that you implement and their impact, so you can see the difference your efforts are making. You can also brag about the savings to your coworkers and customers.

  5. Get Certified!
    Become Certified: By meeting minimum qualifications you become eligible for certification and, if approved, will also be recognized at our annual Certification Reception. Not to mention the reduction in waste, disposal costs, increased efficiency, and hopefully cost savings you will experience along the way.

For more information contact Charles Marx at 913-715-6981

Johnson County staff will connect you with other area resources, commit to supporting you in further improvements and to lend assistance in overcoming technical issues and challenges.


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