Presented by the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Green Business Challenge delivers "triple-bottom" line results (financial, social, and environmental) to companies and organizations across the St. Louis region.

Engaging seminars, lively networking events, and customized coaching inspire actions for your company's strategies. Since 2010, 135 companies representing more than 107,000 employees, have completed the Challenge.
 


Three Challenge Tracks Suited to Your Company
1. The Challenge Apprentice Track: A three month program beginning in April to June will provide 2 seminars to learn simple policies and actions to get your green team started, learn about energy and waste reduction strategies and energy efficiency incentives. Participants receive consulting support from the sustainability staff of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Download the menu of options here. Participants who complete item on this menu receive an award upon completion of the track.

First Challenge Apprentice Track begins on April 29th! 

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Fee = $195 for Chamber members; $300 for non-members. The enrollment fee is per company so that all members of your green team and staff can attend at no additional charge.

2. The Challenge Leaders Track: An eighth-month program from March to November with monthly seminars to exchange best practices. Topics include sustainability policies internally and for vendors and supply chain, energy efficiency incentives, green cleaning, green purchasing/office products, renewable energy, and alternative fuel and transportation. Participants work through a scorecard of strategies (download here) and receive awards based on points achieved. The Missouri Botanical Garden sustainability staff meets your company green team on-site to facilitate adoption of strategies.
Fee= $495 for Chamber; $750 for non-members. The enrollment fee is per company so that all members of your green team and staff can attend at no additional charge.

3. The Challenge Champions Track: Designed for companies who have participated in the Challenge and looking to maintain the green momentum. A special scorecard (download here) encourages companies to reach measurable reductions in energy, waste, and greenhouse gas reductions, along with high performance building strategies and biodiversity accomplishments. Champions are encouraged to attend the Leaders Track meetings and become a mentor to new Challenge participants. Separate seminars that go deeper into sustainable business topics will be help. The Missouri Botanical Garden sustainability staff meets your company green team on-site to facilitate adoption of strategies.
Fee= $495 for Chamber; $750 for non-members. The enrollment fee is per company so that all members of your green team and staff can attend at no additional charge.


ENROLL YOUR COMPANY TODAY!


 

Click on the link to the left to check out the 2013 Accomplishments Book!

Why Should Your Company Join the Challenge?

1.
Incorporate sustainability strategies that will assist staff with practices to reduce environmental impact.
2. Establish and energize your company's green team to continue implementing and enhancing sustainability initiatives.
3. Receive sustainability consulting services from the  Earthways Center staff of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
4. Join a network of local companies making sustainability a priority 
5. Special events, workshops and seminars to keep participating teams engaged and motivated.

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