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Manatee Chamber a finalist for getting businesses to "go green"
Manatee Chamber a finalist for getting businesses to "go green"

Bradenton, Florida -- Getting Manatee County businesses to "go green" has earned the Manatee Chamber of Commerce a finalist position for Sustainable Florida's 2013 Best Practice Awards in the Non-Profit category.

The Manatee Chamber's "Sustainable Manatee: Green Business" certification program gives special recognition to businesses and organizations that are making concerted, deliberate efforts to implement sustainable business practices. Currently, 17 businesses have been certified through the program. All have completed a rigorous review and documentation of their business practices in the areas of recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, commodity conservation and innovative concepts.

“So many business leaders are making great effort to implement sound and sustainable business practices,” said Neil Spirtas, the Manatee Chamber’s Vice President of Public Policy & Small Business. “It matters. It takes all of us – businesses, residents, and government – working together to ensure the fantastic quality of life we enjoy now is here tomorrow, too. And, often these sustainable business practices save money, which is a win-win.”

The winners will be announced on October 30, 2013 at the Working on the Green Sustainability Summit in Orlando.

The Best Practice Awards recognize businesses, organizations and individuals for their work in helping to create sustainable Florida. To learn more, visit: . http://sustainableflorida.org/best-practice-awards/2013-awards

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