Lexington County Green Business Certification Program
Becoming a Green Business Member is Easy
Is your business doing its part to help the environment? If so, then become a Lexington County Green Business Member.
The goal of the Lexington County Green Business Certification Program is to encourage Lexington County businesses to be outstanding stewards of the environment, thus preserving South Carolina’s natural resources, via waste reduction, recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation, and enhancing air quality.
- Create an Internal Green Team.
- Achieve 10 points in one of four areas. Refer to our Green Business Help Sheets for ideas and point values.
- Complete an application and submit it to Lexington County.
Businesses who achieve 10 points in all four areas become a Certified Green Business Member.
Green Business Program Overview
2013 Midlands Green Business Challenge
The Lexington County and City of Columbia Green Business Programs are holding the second Midlands Green Business Challenge. The Midlands Green Business Challenge is a five-month sustainability competition open to workplaces of all sizes in Richland and Lexington Counties.
A regional governmental partnership between the City of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County, the free Midlands Green Business Challenge asks participants to select four of six sustainability goals and complete them by August 15.
Participants who meet and exceed their goals will be in the running for a grand prize package, which includes special recognition at the SC Green is Good for Business Conference, a team registration for the Lexington County Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament, breakfast for four at the Capital City Club and a $200 Office Depot gift card.
Besides the City of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County, Midlands Green Business Challenge partners include Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, S.C. Energy Office, SCE&G, Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Columbia Regional Business Report.
Information on the Midlands Green Business Challenge and registration forms are available online at www.midlandsgreenbizchallenge.com.