BY POPULAR DEMAND: Reduce Harmful Chemicals and Grow your Business!


Valhalla, NY
Friday, Dec. 8th, 8am – 10am
Westchester Green Business
$25 includes breakfast and networking

NYSSBC is an alliance of businesses and business organizations

committed to advancing a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy in the state

Small businesses in New York State face significant barriers to operate sustainably and successfully as most policies favor large corporations following a profit-at-all-cost ideology. Most business owners have little time to participate in the realm of state policy, and this is where NYSSBC can help. In the few short years since we formed, we have promoted and supported state policies that enhance your triple bottom line of economic growth, environmental stewardship, and social progress.

Join NYSSBC and give rise to an era of small business prosperity in New York State.  Join now!


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We are excited to collaborate with Clean and Healthy New York and Westchester Green Business on this workshop around finding safer products and materials for your business. This workshop is part of a larger program that will include webinars and other opportunities around reducing your "chemical footprint" and growing your business. This program is made possible by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute. More details at
PLEASE SHARE with any business leaders who may be interested.

Leaders in Sustainability Speaker Series: Green Procurement - Choosing...

December 8, 2017, 8:00am - December 8, 2017, 9:00am

Leaders in Sustainability Speaker Series: ​​Green Procurement - Reduce​ ​Harmful​ ​Chemicals​ ​and​ ​Grow​ ​Your​ ​Business! Join​ ​the​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Sustainable​ ​Business​ ​Council​ ​​ ​and​ ​Clean​ ​and​ ​Healthy​ ​New​ ​York​ ​for​ ​an informational​ ​workshop​ ​to​ ​point​ ​you​ ​in​ ​the​ ​right​ ​direction​ ​toward​ ​safer​ ​materials​ ​for​ ​your business. This​ ​introductory​ ​workshop​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​guidelines,​ ​case​ ​studies​ ​and​ ​information​ ​about​ ​New York​ ​State​ ​and​ ​other​ ​certification​ ​programs​ ​and​ ​opportunities​ ​to​ ​support​ ​the​ ​movement​ ​to​ ​safer materials​ ​procurement.​ ​You’ll​ ​learn how​ ​to​ ​assess​ ​your​ ​current​ ​chemical​ ​use​ ​and​ ​take​ ​common​ ​first​ ​steps​ ​to​ ​reduce​ ​your​ ​toxic chemical​ ​footprint. Hilary Baum, Program and Policy Director, New York State Sustainable Business Council, will discuss green procurement as a business strategy Kathy Curtis, LPN, Executive Director, Clean and Healthy New York, will provide guidelines for identifying and finding solutions to toxic chemicals.

New York State Sustainable Business Council updated their cover photo. ...

New York State Sustainable Business Council updated their cover photo. ...

New York State Sustainable Business Council updated their cover photo. ...

Looking forward to seeing and learning from so many great climate activists at the NY Climate Summit tomorrow.
Come join us. It's not too late to register!

NY Climate Solutions Summit

October 28, 2017, 8:00am - October 28, 2017, 4:00pm

We invite you to join us at the NY Climate Solutions Summit on Saturday, October 28th at the Harley School in Rochester, NY! The climate summit aims to build a larger movement across NYS that is prepared to take action to implement effective climate solutions. We seek to provide an opportunity for clean energy and climate organizers from communities across the region to come together to share projects, case studies, resources, experiences and skills to tackle climate change and implement solutions. The Climate Solutions Summit will offer: Case studies and workshops in renewable energy (solar, wind, renewable heating and cooling- ground (geothermal) and air source heat pumps), energy efficiency, electric vehicles, clean mass transit, sustainable land use, environmental justice, technical skills, movement building skills and networking with members of the climate movement. Register here: For more information, go to For comments, questions or to add your group as a supporter of the Summit, contact us at The NY Climate Solutions Summit is brought to you by Rochester People's Climate Coalition, ACE NY, New Yorkers for Clean Power, Mothers Out Front, NY-GEO, The Alliance for a Green Economy and The Harley School.