Sustainability

It is our collective responsibility to protect the city we love by mitigating our environmental impact in every way possible. Seattle Good Business Network works to develop initiatives, and provide resources and programs to help local businesses, organizations, and communities live in a safer and healthier environment.

Resources

Visit our Good Business Resource Center for a full list of sustainability resources.

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EnviroStars is a free, one-stop hub for Washington businesses to get information, help, and recognition for actions that protect their workplace, the community, and the planet. By joining EnviroStars, businesses have free access to resources and incentives that can help them adopt sustainable practices and get recognized for it.

Need more info? Sign up for a free, 30-minute consultation!

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Commute Seattle is a nonprofit Transportation Management Association that provides free services and technical assistance to help businesses develop commuter benefit programs to support the use of sustainable commuting habits. Commute Seattle has a team of transportation specialists experienced in helping businesses start commuter benefit programs, and can provide a roadmap to flexible, affordable commuting options.

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American Sustainable Business Council believes in the power of business to build a better world. ASBC’s mission is to empower and mobilize business leaders to advocate for market and policy change in support of a triple bottom line, sustainable economy. Join ASBC to build a sustainable economy and receive a 20% discount on your first year’s membership by emailing Nico at nico@seattlenetwork.org (must be Seattle Made member, or a part of the Seattle Good Directory)!

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Ecograder is a free tool that grades your website on sustainable design, green hosting, and sustainable development. Check out what your website’s carbon footprint looks like and learn how you can reduce your website’s impact!


Past Events

We partnered with EnviroStars to help raise awareness of sustainable Seattle Made businesses, and help more gain access and insight into how the EnviroStars program can help maintain, and grow their business sustainably. Hosted at Hotel Theodore.

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What local businesses love about EnviroStars

Choice Organic Teas

Anne-Marie Phillips, VP of Sales & Marketing

Anne-Marie Phillips, VP of Sales & Marketing

"As an organic tea manufacturer, sustainability, conservation, and waste reduction are core principles for Choice Organic Teas. EnviroStars has helped us to identify areas where we have already succeeded in reducing our environmental impact as well as enlightened us to city programs and grants to help us further our goals of waste reduction and energy conservation. It’s so important that businesses evaluate their impact on the environment and having EnviroStars as a free resource for Seattle businesses is invaluable."

Anne-Marie Phillips, VP of Sales & Marketing

Copperworks Distilling Company

Micah Nutt, Co-founder & Distiller (left) and Jason Parker, Co-Founder & President (right)

Micah Nutt, Co-founder & Distiller (left) and Jason Parker, Co-Founder & President (right)

“It gives a great checklist and good best practices and ideas that a maturing company would want to do, to move towards being more sustainable. You don’t have to invent everything yourself, you don’t have to think of everything and then there’s the support to help get those things in place, and the rewards are great.”

Jason Parker, Co-founder/President

 

Molly Ray Fragrance

Molly Ray, Fragrance Designer

Molly Ray, Fragrance Designer

"When I started my business, I did not realize how supportive of a community we have in Seattle. EnviroStars is a big part of pulling that together and connecting business owners to one another. As we all strive to be as environmentally and socially responsible as we can with our businesses, there are always challenges and this group has been a great space and forum for increasing my ability to embed sustainable growth into my business model." 

Molly Ray, Fragrance Designer