GOtham GREEN provides a platform for businesses and professionals who seek to connect and promote sustainable business opportunities, practices and relationships.
GOtham GREEN was formed in spring 2007 to bring together business people interested in the green business sector in New York City. With green “consciousness” on the rise, there is a great need for business people with a green perspective to find like-minded people, share resources and information, and to support one another. A definition of a green business from the nonprofit organization Co-op America is, “Green businesses operate in ways that solve, rather than cause, both environmental and social problems. These businesses adopt principles, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for their customers, their employees, communities, and the environment.”
The preliminary mission of GOtham GREEN is:
• allow green business people in the New York City metropolitan area to network with and provided support for other like-minded people
• offer educational opportunities on green business topics, such as green marketing, funding opportunities or alternative energy, through the use of featured speakers at meetings
• become another voice for green business concerns in our community GOtham GREEN is a general group, with a green focus, that has members from all industries and professions including service-oriented professionals, trades, entrepreneurs and professional services firms as well as nonprofit members.
General group members include men and women of all ages and industry experience.