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   Electric Advisors
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   Randall Consulting
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About us

About Us

 

Our Vision is

To make a positive difference for our environment by promoting a strong local economy that supports green business initiatives and creates green jobs and by advancing sustainable living practices that enhance our quality of life.   We strive to be the local model for sustainable living.

 

Our Purpose/Mission is

At Bethesda Green, we bring business, government and community together through programs and services to promote a healthy economy and sustainable living practices in order to reduce our collective impact on the environment.

 

The Strategies We Use to Achieve Our Mission

These three strategies will be the primary means we will use to fulfill our mission:

 

Incubate

Educate

Initiate

Stimulate next generation green business models and solutions.

Raise awareness and inspire action through the programs, online tools, and education and resource center.

Develop, manage and promote programs that leverage community assets.

 

See Bethesda Green Strategic Framework, including 2011-2014 Goals

 

Among our achievements since starting operations in early 2008, we have: 

  • Procured 15 recycling bins for glass, plastic and metal beverage containers in the pedestrian-friendly areas of Bethesda Row, Woodmont Triangle and Metro Center in downtown Bethesda.

  • Introduced green initiatives with partners to purchase clean energy, conduct home energy audits, reuse crayons for kids and recycle toner cartridge for businesses.
  • Organized E-cycling days in partnership with Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection collecting tons of old TVs, microwaves, and computers.

  • Launched a biodiesel fuel research project with Montgomery County, surveying restaurants about using their grease and cooking oil as a potential source of biodiesel fuel.

  • Created local green jobs by hosting a Green Business Incubator as part of the Montgomery County Economic Development efforts.

  • Connected urban and rural communities by organizing a Farm Tour to the Montgomery County Agriculture Reserve, showing some of our local and organic food sources.

  • Received Green Business Certification from Montgomery County, one of the first businesses and organizations in the area to be so recognized. 

Bethesda Green invites local businesses, government employees, and members of the larger community to get involved. The recently redesigned office space is an educational community center showcasing green products and services. Building on existing networks, we create a "multiplier" effect to achieve greater results and help make Bethesda a leader in environmental sustainability.


Bethesda Green is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and depends upon the philanthropic support of corporations, businesses, foundations and individuals to realize the vision of making Bethesda a model for sustainable economic growth and living practices.

 

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