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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership. Making Low Hanging Fruit into Pie Chad Cliburn VT DEC / Environmental Assistance Office. Vermont Business Environmental Partnership. Description of the VBEP Participation Standards Benefits Challenges.

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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership

Making Low Hanging Fruit into Pie

Chad Cliburn

VT DEC / Environmental Assistance Office


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership

  • Description of the VBEP

  • Participation Standards

  • Benefits

  • Challenges


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP

  • Voluntary

  • Two-Tiered

  • Environmental Assistance

  • Business Recognition Program


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP

  • VT Department of Environmental Conservation

  • VT Small Business Development Center

  • 1996 Pilot – Printers & Vehicle Service

  • Green Hotels in the Green Mountain State (50+)

  • Funding - P2 Grant & State Assistance Funds


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP

Goals:

  • Achieve Greater Environmental Performance

  • Improve Economic Performance

  • Recognize Environmental Excellence


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP

Who Participates?

  • Small Businesses ðLarge Companies

  • State Facilities

  • Other Service Providers

  • Ideal for Those That Do Business Locally


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP

Characteristics:

  • Participants Thinking Beyond Compliance

  • Participants are Likely Adopters

  • = Low Hanging Fruit


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Environmental Leaders

EHV Weidmann, St. Johnsbury

Environmental Partners

Almartin Volvo, Shelburne   

Aloha Foundation - Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee   

Agency of Transportation, Central Garage, Barre  

Cody Chevrolet, Montpelier   

Collision Works, Inc., White River Junction  

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common   

Everest Garage, New Haven

Foley Distributing, Rutland   

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Waterbury   

Highgate Welcome Center, Highgate

Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier   

Isabella's Eatery, Bennington

Journal Press, Inc., Poultney   

Lutz MotorWorks, Chelsea

Monty's Auto Repair, East Corinth

Smuggler's Notch Resort, Jeffersonville   

Stillwater Graphics, Williamstown

Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe  

Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton  

The Car Store, Norwich  

Vermont Soap Company, Middlebury  

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson   

Woodlan Tool & Machine, Bellows Falls  

Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP

How the Program Works…

  • Marketing

  • Contact Made & Standards Provided

  • On-Site Visit Using Achievement Form

  • Report Documenting Visit + Completed Achievement Form to Business


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP

How the Program Works (cont.)…

  • Achievement Form is Signed & Returned

  • Welcome Packet to Business

  • Enrolled Members Complete Annual Survey

  • Reenroll Every 3 Years


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP

  • New Partners Welcome Packet

    • Letter from DEC Commissioner

    • Framed certificate of recognition

    • Window decal

    • Service desk card

    • Floppy disc with VBEP logo

    • Press release

    • Link from BEP website to business’ website

    • Recognition @ Governor’s Award (Leaders)


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP

Marketing Goals:

  • Enroll New VBEP Members

    • Direct mailings

    • Website

    • Presentations

    • Trade associations

  • Build Name Recognition for VBEP Program

    • Press releases

    • Print ads in business journals & newspapers

    • Radio spots on VPR

    • Links to VBEP website from partners’ websites

  • Green Marketing for Participants


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Description of the VBEP

Other Considerations:

  • Addressing Compliance Issues

  • Member Resources (EPP + Newsletter)

  • Special Initiatives

    • Considering sector tracks (tailored standards)

    • BMP diffusion


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Environmental Partner Standards (1 of 2)

  • Environmental Policy Statement

  • Environmental Representative / Team

  • Assessment by VBEP Rep.

  • Eliminate / Reduce One Waste / Discharge / Emission

  • Implement Energy Efficiency Measures


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Environmental Partner Standards (2 of 2)

  • Reuse / Recycle Three Wastes

  • Purchase Three EP Products

  • Promote VBEP or Act as Resource

  • Pick One of Several P2 or BM Practices:

    • Green building

    • Ride Sharing

    • Landscaping

    • Storm Water P2

    • Renewable Energy

    • Employee Incentives

    • Community Projects

    • Public Awareness


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Environmental Leader Standards

  • Become Environmental Partner

  • Develop and Implement EMP / EMS

  • Demonstrate Excellence in Compliance


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Benefits (1 of 2)

  • Technical Assistance = Ideas for Additional Improvements at Likely Adopters

  • VBEP Staff Learn & Transfer Solutions

  • Green Marketing Tools for Participants

  • Provides Public With Opportunity to Make “Green” Purchasing Decisions


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Benefits (2 of 2)

  • Participants Recognized for Achievements

  • Helps Meet Programmatic Goals

  • Critical Mass = Pressure for Others in Sector to Join

  • Reduce “Non-Regulatory” Environmental Impacts


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Challenges

  • Resources

  • Building Name Recognition

  • Getting New Participants

  • Measurement

  • Follow-Through from Some Businesses

  • Compete with Other Recognition Programs


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Vermont Business Environmental Partnership

Chad Cliburn

802-241-3487

Peter Crawford

802-728-1423

Call us if you want to learn more…

http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/ead/vbep/index.htm


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