By featuring the green practices of our businesses, visitors can make more informed decisions and businesses can let their customers know all of the efforts they are making to do business under the triple bottom line philosophy.
Look for the green practices icons in our directory to see how businesses identify themselves in the following areas:
Agree with the Triple Bottom Line, ready to learn more and make changes
Energy conscious business
Renewable energy user, energy conservation practices
Waste conscious business
Waste reduction practices, re-use/recycling practices
Water conscious business
Water conservation, water reduction technologies and practices
Materials conscious business
Use of green/recycled products when possible
Local economy steward
Buy local preferences and practices, buy local advocate
Locally owned business
The New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce defines a locally owned business as one where the owner(s) has full autonomy and decision-making authority with respect to his or her business practices. An owner with decision-making authority can:
- Choose where they purchase their goods and services.
- Shift their business practices to reflect their investment in their community and their desire to protect our land, air, and water.
- Communicate directly with members of their community.
You can find out more about how we identify local businesses under programs: Think Local First
Socially responsible business
Living wage employer, provide employee health care
Green leader business
LEED, Energy Star, Green Zia, or similar certified public recognition
Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Find out more.