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GREEN BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Richland College was established in 1972 and is one of seven campuses in the Dallas County Community College District.  


RICHLAND COLLEGE IS GOLD CERTIFIED FOR: Providing and tracking the recycling of 38 different materials while maintaining and monitoring an onsite waste-management program.  Richland College has tracked energy consumption since 1975, and records and assesses key performance indicators for energy and water usage and recycling.   Richland was awarded the EPA WasteWise Award for University and College Partner of the Year in 2010 and 2011, and won the national Recyclemania Grand Championship in 2016 and the Texas Grand Championship each year from 2010 to 2017.


WHAT IS GREEN BUSINESS:

The City of Dallas Green Business Certification is a free service offered to businesses to assist them in “going green”. The Green Business Certification program recognizes businesses that prevents waste, incorporates recycling, and promotes reuse, reduce, and composting in their business operations. Any business who supports sustainability efforts can be recognized through the Green Business program.


HOW TO APPLY:​

1.   Contact the City of Dallas Zero Waste team by EMAIL or  by  phone at 
       214-671-8138. This is the most important step in getting certified. 

2.   Download the Green Business SCORECARD and go over the categories and submit completed form to DallasRecycles@dallascityhall.com.

3.   Fill Out the Scorecard and return it to the Dallas Zero Waste team.
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WHO CAN APPLY:

Any business in Dallas that incorporates green practices and conserves resources can apply to become "Green Business Certified". These types of businesses include: Multifamily Properties, Hotels, Manufacturing Companies, Distribution Centers, Warehouses, Restaurants & Bars, Barbershops, Office Buildings, Data Centers, Hospitals, and other businesses.

 

BENEFITS OF BECOMING CERTIFIED:

Being a Green Business is smart for business. There are also some great benefits to becoming Green Business Certified and the best benefit is that it’s a free service. Businesses, who earn a Green Business Certification will save money, assist in protecting our environment and have their business recognized for its efforts in a variety of ways.

 

CURRENT CERTIFIED GREEN BUSINESSES:
 
The businesses that have become "Green Business Certified" and are making the City of Dallas a greener, cleaner place to live  can be found on this
LIST.