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Have you been pondering what you can do to track and advance sustainability efforts in your business? The truth is, you are not alone–many businesses are stuck in a holding pattern not knowing where to start, what to measure, and how to make good business sense of it all. Our aim is to help you get to where you want to be. Due to the generous support of the Whatcom Community Foundation and their Community Development Grant, we can do just that!

Whatcom Community FoundationSustainable Connections is pleased to announce we are accepting applications from businesses in Whatcom County to be a part of this effort to better track, improve, and market sustainable practices. We will be selecting three businesses to receive free sustainability reporting support. We will help guide you through the process from start to finish, culminating with the information you need to produce and promote your good work through a polished and professional report you can share with your customers and other important stakeholders.

We will be selecting three different-sized businesses to work with:  5-10 employees, 11-50 employees, and over 50 employees. A specific focus area for this reporting service is employee wellness and community interaction, since happy and healthy employees help make everything better including our community at large! Additional criteria for consideration include:

  • Ability to devote necessary staff time to the reporting process
  • Culture of continuous improvement and opportunities
  • Prominence in the business community
  • Years in business

In addition to why you should be one of the three businesses selected, please address these specific questions in your application:

  • Ownership structure and contact information
  • Number of employees and locations
  • Sustainability measures currently in place
  • Sustainability certification desired – if any
  • Current community involvement

To be considered please email responses to the above questions to mark@sustainableconnections.org with the above criteria in mind and why your business should selected. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Deadline for applications is midnight Thursday, June 15th, 2017. Selections will be announced June 30, 2017.

Sustainable Connections is excited to offer this very valuable service to highlight the economic, environmental, and social benefits of a deep dive and commitment to holistic sustainability reporting. We look forward to helping three lucky businesses improve their performance and help lead the way!

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