The Chamber's Environment Committee is planning its Spring Business Breakfast May 4 at the Needham Sheraton and is looking for your nominations for
the annual Annual Green Business Awards.
Click Here to Nominate a Business
To qualify, a business must be based in either Newton, Needham or a neighboring community and either 1) made significant progress in reducing energy,
or other environmental
strategies toward sustainability, or 2) supply green products or services.
In evaluating businesses, judges may 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.
Top honors in 2016 went to TripAdvisor in recognition of the construction of its environmentally-friendly 282,000-square foot world headquarters in
the N2 Innovation District and to
Powerhouse Dynamics, a Newton-based company which helps businesses reduce energy costs food waste through a proprietary monitoring system.
Also recognized were Johnny’s Luncheonette in Newton, Needham Bank, Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation and two houses of worship, the Eliot Church
of Newton and the First Unitarian Society in Newton.
“The Green Business Breakfast is a chance to bring together local businesses, energy and environmental experts and policy makers to discuss the challenges
and opportunities related to preserving and protecting our environment,” said Greg Reibman, president of the Newton-Needham Chamber.
“We hope the recognition these outstanding businesses and each year inspires others to also embrace best practices and a commitment to reduce our carbon
Deadline for submissions to be reviewed by the Green Awards Committee is end of business Friday, March 3. If your business would like to be a sponsor
of our Green Business initiatives, contact Lise Elcock at 617-244-1864