Green Business Forum

April 20, 2017 - 8:00am - 10:00am

MCCC - 51 Monroe Street - Suite 1800 - Rockville, MD 20850


How Employers Can Save Money and the Planet: Take Advantage of Public Transit Rebates

Learn about the multiple ways in which you can modernize and enhance transit benefits for your employees and reduce their costs while doing your part for the environment.  Topics to be discussed include financial incentives such as pre-tax payroll deductions and State and County transit credits and subsides; employee perks such as electric car charging stations and telecommuting; and innovative cost-saving services such as the Guaranteed Ride Home program, Capital Bikeshare and Pool Rewards.  You’ll also hear about WMATA’s reliability improvements and how a robust transit system improves our quality of life, environment and economy.



8:00am – 8:30am
Networking and Refreshments

8:30am – 9:15am
Welcome & Introductions, Presentation and Q & A

Sandra BrecherSandra Brecher, Chief of Commuter Services, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (CSS)

CSS’s mission is to promote use of alternatives to single occupant vehicle travel, in order to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and promote sustainable urban development. CSS partners with employers in the County to offer employees a variety of benefits, programs and services that help them find “Better Ways to Work,” while aiding recruitment and retention. 



Rachel HealyRachel Healy, Director of Sustainability, WMATA

Ms. Healy has worked to promote regional clean energy and energy efficiency with local jurisdictions and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments as board member on the Climate Energy and Environment Committee and as a subject matter expert for both the Built Environment & Energy Advisory Committee and the Multi-Sector Working Group where she works to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions.

9:15am- 9:30am

Overview of the Green Business Certification Program

9:30am- 10:00am
Networking and one-on-one discussions with panelists and Green Business Certification Staff


What are Green Business Forums?

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce,  Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and  Montgomery College have partnered to create a Green Business Forum (GBF). Taking place from 8:00am – 9:30am, four times a year in the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce boardroom, each forum will feature experts who offer unique perspectives on the advantages of being a green business. Panels will be moderated by Montgomery College faculty. Presentations will be followed by Q&A. Montgomery College will offer “how-to” webinars to supplement the forums. The cost to attend the Forums is $39.00, unless otherwise noted.  Registration is required.  Learn about the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program

Read about the Federal government's move to green in the Washington Business Journal: "Government contractors agree to go green with the feds"



Previous Green Business Forums

Read more Geen Business Forum recaps here.



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