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Naples Businesses Can Get Their Green On

Mar 29, 2013 04:55PM

Southwest Florida businesses, both small and large, have an opportunity to participate in the city of Naples’ free Green Business Program. The region-specific, flexible approach to being energy- and resource-conscious offers local businesses the chance to gain recognition, save real “green” on operating expenses and win potential customers interested in buying and using local, sustainable products and services.

Funded by the city of Naples, the energy outreach campaign is based on a commonsense approach that helps businesses understand and implement energy- and water-saving actions. “All businesses understand that less waste, more profit and a better working environment are basic tenets of success,” says Cloe Waterfield, founder of TwentyFifty LLC, a sustainability and environmental consulting firm that focuses on climate change and carbon management in Southwest Florida.

More than 40 local businesses, communities and organizations are currently certified, including Moorings Park community, Bamboo Café, Bayfront Inn 5th Avenue, Hilton Naples, Best Western Naples, Andrew Hill Investment Advisors, St. Johns Episcopal Church, NCH Healthcare System, The Naples Players, Wynn’s Market, Sunshine Ace Hardware, Gulf Shore Association of Condominiums and Natural Awakenings magazine.

Businesses receive a Green Business decal and two-year certification. “It’s another way of letting consumers know where to go to buy green,” says Waterfield.

For more information, call 239-234-4558 or visit

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