Illinois Green Business Association
The Biodiesel Program is currently pursuing certification with the Illinois Green Business Association.
"IGBA offers a green business certification program to recognize businesses that go beyond environmental compliance. Our program will promote, recognize, and provide hands-on support to small to medium-sized businesses that operate in an environmentally responsible manner and demonstrate leadership in their communities.
A green business is an environmental leader within the community that encourages environmentally efficient operations and sustainable practices in the workplace. They benefit economically from improved efficiency and have a marketing edge over other businesses. These businesses seek to identify opportunities that increase economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
Sustainability is not achieved in one fell swoop but in many small steps." - Mara Eisenstein, IGBA
The certification process is helping us access our environmental impact in nine areas:
- Energy Conservation
- Water Conservation
- Waste Reduction and Recycling
- Pollution Prevention
- General Employee Practices
- Community Development