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Developing Your Business" Environmental/Sustainability Credentials "

Information Sessions and Workshops on Applying to the Green Tier and/or Green Masters Programs

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Presented by the WI Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and WI Manufacturing Extension Partnership


Choose your date and venue from the 4 remaining options below (registration links are found at the end of the email):


Wednesday, May 1st at 1:30 - 4:30 

WI Institute for Sustainable Technology

University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

Room 223, Dreyfus University Center


Monday, May 13, 2013 at 1:30 - 4:30  image010.jpg@01CE2FAE.1A66E910

Northland College

Campus Center

Tuesday, May 14th at 1:30 - 4:30 

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Allen conference room in the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center  


Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Whitewater  Innovation Center Room 105


The State of Wisconsin has a number of programs for businesses interested in developing environmental or sustainability credentials. Perhaps credentials will increase your competitiveness or allow you to more effectively engage your customers. Perhaps senior management is looking for ways to build brand image around environmental leadership or sustainability. Or perhaps investors are asking your CFO what your company has done to become more efficient, productive or sustainable.

The Green Tier and Green Masters Programs are two credibility-building programs, and are among the most innovative of state programs in the country. Tom Eggert, who works with both the Green Tier and Green Masters Programs, has presented information on the programs to hundreds of companies in a variety of settings.  The Profitable Sustainability Initiative is a technical assistance program run by WI Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  We have added this program because of interest from the public!

 The first hour of each workshop will be devoted to explaining the programs, describing the application process and identifying the benefits of participation.  Following a short break, participants are invited to stay and complete an application to either Program.  Assistance in completing the applications will be provided.

 Both the Green Tier and Green Masters programs are free, and a recent analysis by UW Stout indicates that carving out time to apply to one of the programs is the single largest impediment to greater participation. The application process for either program is simple and straightforward, and can be completed during the workshop. By the time you leave, you will have applied to one, or both, of the programs.

The Profitable Sustainability Initiative does have a cost associated with it, but in exchange, you have access to a variety of technical assistance providers that will help you with specifics related to your facility.

Session Cost: Free.

For more information or to register, call Tom at 608 267-2761 or register online (links are hot links)

May 1st at WI Institute for Sustainable Technology at UW Stevens Point -

May 13th at Northland College -

May 14th at UW La Crosse -

May 16th at UW Whitewater -


Additional information about the venue of your choice will be provided once you register.  You will need to bring a laptop or tablet along in order to apply to either program.

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