Searching for sustainable procurement solutions to meet your business values?  
No time to research alternative materials, certification programs, guidelines, or purchasing cooperatives?
We have a solution for you!

BY POPULAR DEMAND: Reduce Harmful Chemicals and Grow your Business!
Strategies that benefit your customers, staff, and environment

Participate in a short course that will point you in the right direction toward safer materials for your business through a program of in-person workshops, webinars, and access to a library of resources appropriate for small businesses. Learn new strategies that apply across all sectors on how to make efficient and effective decisions to to protect your stakeholders from harmful chemicals and grow your business. With a focus on specifying solutions to toxic chemicals, this course will also open up avenues to recasting all your purchasing protocols. You’ll learn how to assess your current chemical use and take common first steps to reduce your toxic chemical footprint.

In-person Workshop Location: Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY
Date: Friday, December 8th, 8am to 10am
Host: Westchester Green Business
Price: $25* includes breakfast and networking  
 * Full Scholarships Available!  In keeping with our mission, we aim to make all of our programming accessible to all.  If you see any barriers to attending this event, please contact

Resources: Workshop Presentation Slides, Business Resources Guide



Savvy businesses everywhere are redesigning their products, workplaces and retail environments to respond to consumer demand and favorably differentiate their business in a changing market. This program will provide guidelines, case studies and information about New York State certification programs and opportunities to participate in the movement to safer materials procurement.

Our goal is to inspire change in production and procurement with concrete strategies that are good for public health, the environment, and the bottom line. These changes can also benefit local economies, provide growth opportunities and attract more customers for participating businesses, and foster higher employee retention.




This workshop is part of Business Leadership on Safer Materials, a program of the New York Sustainable Business Council in collaboration with Clean & Healthy New YorkAmerican Sustainable Business Council, and NYS Pollution Prevention Institute. Funding provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Any opinions, findings, and/or interpretations of data contained herein are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions, interpretations or policy of Rochester Institute of Technology and its NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the State.



NYS Pollution Prevention Institute