Colorado Green Business Network of the Yampa Valley
The Colorado Green Business Network of the Yampa Valley is a free, technical assistance and environmental recognition program that works with local businesses in the Yampa Valley area on improving their environmental performance and recognizing them for their efforts.
What is the Colorado Green Business Network of the Yampa Valley?
The Colorado Green Business Network of the Yampa Valley, a regional program under a state initiative created in partnership with Colorado Green Business Network and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is a voluntary and free program to encourage and reward local businesses for making sustainable changes. The program allows local businesses to grow sustainably and receive recognition for their achievements in environmental performance.
How it works
The Colorado Green Business Network of the Yampa Valley will allow local businesses to achieve environmental sustainability through two approaches:
1. Providing free consultations to businesses through both onsite and offsite assessments
2. Recognizing and rewarding local businesses for the changes they make
Why register for the Colorado Green Business Network of the Yampa Valley?
By registering for the Colorado Green Business Network of the Yampa Valley, local businesses can expect to reduce operational costs, input costs, dispersal costs, risk and liability. By participating local businesses can also expect an increase in performance, reputation, customer preference, and worker satisfaction.
• Online business assessments
• On and off site assessments
• Technical support, education, and training
• Connections locally and throughout the state
• Recognition on local and state levels
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The Colorado Green Business Network of the Yampa Valley makes your business stand out
Depending on the actions you take, your business can receive one of three different recognition levels: Bronze, Silver, or Gold. When awarded a recognition level, your business will receive a recognition sticker for your accomplishments. The sticker can be put on the front of your business for the public to see. At the local level, you will receive recognition from YVSC on our YVGBP page for your work towards environmental sustainability. Lastly, when your business registers for the Colorado Green Business Network of the Yampa Valley through the GreenBiz platform, your business will be recognized as a green business on the platform for anyone to see!
Your contribution makes a difference
Your contributions and actions matter to the sustainability of the Yampa Valley. By joining this program, not only will you be lessening your environmental impact on the valley that we all cherish, but you will also be advancing economic sustainability for your business. You will be setting an example for the Yampa Valley community to prioritize sustainability, while attracting customers who are looking for businesses contributing to the community and making a positive impact.
To launch the Yampa Valley Green Business Program, we worked with Aspen Tree Service as our first business in the program. Aspen Tree Service expressed great interest in lessening their environmental impact and wanted to be part of the pilot program. As a pilot business, Aspen Tree Service allowed the YVGBP to learn what will work best by trialing the registration process to become more familiar with how it works. We were able to revise the program and find what works best and how to improve the process for future businesses. We are looking forward to our continued partnership with Aspen Tree Service as they move through the YVGBP.