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MCBP seeking Sustainable/Green Businesses

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is working on a sustainable business guide for the holiday season to make the decision of where to purchase gifts, seasonal d├ęcor such as wreaths and Christmas trees while supporting a sustainable community a little easier on you!

If you are a part of or would like to nominate a business that you believe has a minimal negative impact on our local environment, please let us know!

While there is no single standardized definition of a sustainable business, there are many opinions and beliefs as to what it means for a business to be sustainable. While the study of sustainability evolves, Wikipedia's definition is a good starting point. Within the definition, it states "sustainable business, or green business, is recognized if it matches the following criteria:

  1. It incorporates principles of sustainability into each of its business decisions.
  2. It supplies environmentally friendly products or services that replaces demand for non-green products and/or services.
  3. It is greener than traditional competition.
  4. It has made an enduring commitment to environmental principles in its business operations."
The concept of sustainability is based on the premise that people and their communities are made up of social, economic, and environmental systems that are in constant interaction and that must be kept in harmony or balance if the community is to continue to function to the benefit of its inhabitants -- now and in the future.

MCBP plans on launching an online guide of local sustainable/green business mid-November. For questions or more information direct to sandis@mdcoastalbays.org or call Sandi at 410-213-2297 ext. 106.


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