The benefits of being a coalition member:
- It’s free!
- Ability to be a part of the U.S. Green Chamber Coalition Advisory Group.
- Recognition as a coalition partner on the USGCC website, with a link to your organization.
- Ability to showcase your affiliation to your members via the U.S. Green Chamber Coalition Logo.
- Free educational tools to provide to your members.
- Sustainability toolkits for your chamber and members.
- And much, much more.
How to Join
If you are interested in applying to the coalition program, please follow these next steps:
(All applications are subject to approval.)
- Email us a brief introduction at Info@usgreenchamber.com. This email should include:
- Subject line: “[Chamber name] – Coalition Application”
- Please download and complete the Official Coalition Form then attach it to the email.
- In the email, give a brief description as to why you are interested in the coalition, and why you would be a great fit!
- Attach a PNG/JPG of your chamber’s logo, so that we can showcase it on our website and social media pages.
- If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the Chamber Coalition Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The webinar series is the catalyst for the coalition to connect Chambers of Commerce leaders around the world. These chamber leaders inspire each other by sharing successful sustainability programs and initiatives in this monthly one-hour event.
Please contact us here if your chamber is interested in speaking at our next webinar!
[ San Francisco Chamber of Commerce ]
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce works to cultivate the economic success of San Francisco’s businesses through advocacy and education. The chamber educates on environmental issues California faces, which include California wildfires and housing development.
[ Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce ]
The Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce was our very first member! The chamber promotes innovative green business and educates new members on sustainable practices. The chamber creates a dialogue between members and the government to shape public policies in favor of the environment.
[ Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce ]
The Metro Atlanta Chamber has three signature sustainability programs. The first is the Atlanta E3 Awards, which recognizes companies, individuals, and organizations innovating at the intersection of sustainability and commerce. The Greenlight on Sustainability series takes deep dives into the stories of the E3 winners to share their successes with other members of the business community. MAC’s Regional Sustainability Dashboard, first published in 2014 and is updated in 2020, takes a broad look at how metro Atlanta fares in several key metrics of sustainability.
[ National City Chamber of Commerce ]
The National City Chamber of Commerce, located in California, encourages sustainable practices through education, outreach, networking, marketing, and advocacy. The chamber recognizes the challenges of compliance with the local and national environmental policies, therefore, the chamber provides extensive guidance for development to meet standards.
[ Blair County Chamber of Commerce ]
The Blair County Chamber of Commerce, from Pennsylvania, has joined our coalition to inspire neighboring Chambers and businesses to participate in sustainable business practice. The Chamber’s Sustainable Blair County program provides resources and education for businesses to gain sustainable certifications.
[ North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce ]
The North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce is a leader in helping businesses to go green as easily as possible. The chamber offers access to sustainability coaches for guidance to get started at implementing sustainability practices and the Buyer’s Club encourages members to purchase green products thus decrease the price of sustainable supplies.
[ German-Mexican Chamber of Commerce ]
The German-Mexican Chamber of Commerce is a Mexico-based chamber that works to connect the sustainable innovations of business and development technologies between Germany and Mexico. The chamber offers education and training on technologies, such as renewable energy, to members and officiate with diplomas.
[ Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce ]
The Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, from New Mexico, emphasizes the importance of supporting local businesses with community events, such as Construction Compadres. The chamber provides a Sustainable Business Recognition program to recognize sustainable businesses that are making an impact and educate businesses on how to implement sustainability.
[ Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce ]
Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, in Wyoming, is highly commended for its sustainable developments. The RRR Business Leaders Program serves to recognize and train businesses to reduce waste and conserve energy. The Jackson Hole Climate Action Collective was created to help reduce the county’s carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. Therefore, the chamber contributed to Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s Silver EarthCheck certification 2020 for the first destination of sustainable tourism in North America!
[ Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce ]
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, in California, has an active Green Business Committee that has been operational for over 13 years. Through that committee, the chamber hosts business resource content monthly and also hosts an annual Green Business Expo. Additionally, the chamber hosts Eco Tours to see positive best practices in sustainability at other businesses. The chamber is in the process to get all members to become “Green Certified.”
[ Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce ]
Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce, in New Mexico, is dedicated to assisting members in conserving energy and water through initiatives such as Save Water Santa Fe and the Methane Mitigation program, to prevent methane leakage at oil & gas well sites. Throughout these initiatives, the chamber is dedicated to recognizing its members’ efforts toward sustainable practices and environmental conservatism.
[ San Rafael Chamber of Commerce ]
The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce’s green business committee promotes sustainability in the membership and the business community through outreach, education, networking, and publications. The chamber provides training and education about green business practices, resources, expertise, policy recommendations to the Chamber Board, and increases the number of certifications, legal structures, and reported metrics for green businesses.
[ Central PA Chamber of Commerce ]
The Central PA Chamber of Commerce works collaboratively with its members to help businesses grow. One of the Chamber’s programs, Raising the Board (RtB), is designed to build business confidence with discussions of four focus areas: Practice, Act, Apply and Connect, and topics ranging from missions, strategic planning, fundraising, and advocacy. The chamber also celebrates Green Business of the Year to showcase the environmental efforts of its members and features green businesses on their website and offices.
[ Swedish American Chambers of Commerce in San Diego (SACC – SD) ]
SACC-SD has had a mission for over a decade to spread the passion and knowledge to Southern California. The chamber hosts networking events, such as CleanTech for educating, networking, and exchanging sustainable solutions between Nordic and American companies that share a passion for a healthy planet.
[ South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce ]
South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce advocates for renewable energy and energy conservation to reduce carbon emissions that drive the sea-level rise and severe weather which threatens the small business coastal tourism economy and increases costs for small businesses. The chamber actively supports solar net metering programs, solar farms, the closure of coal plants, and more resources for demand-side management utility programs.
[ Encinitas Chamber of Commerce ]
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Sustainability Committee works to educate, communicate and collaborate with the City of Encinitas on environmental organizations, ECC members, and the community on matters of environmental protection and resource utilization. The chamber helped the City of Encinitas with programs such as the Clean Water program, Climate Action Plan, Coastal Zone Management, and more.
[ San Marcos Chamber of Commerce ]
The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce collaborates with the City of San Marcos to initiate the San Marcos Climate Action Plan. The San Marcos Climate Action Plan will inspire and prepare the community to enact various sustainability actions, which include the Single-Use Plastic Ban.
[ San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce ]
Since its founding, the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce has been advocating for the socio-economic wellbeing of the African American community in San Francisco and beyond. The Chamber is committed to providing sustainable support for African American businesses in contracting, education, healthcare, housing, socio-economic and demographic stabilization.
[ Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce ]
The Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce has a variety of green business initiatives. The goal of these initiatives is to provide tangible, helpful, sustainable measures and innovative solutions to Rome and Floyd County businesses. The chamber has also established a Green Business Committee that will oversee this programming. Our Chamber wants to become a liaison between the business community and the environment.
[ The Mexico Chapter of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce ]
The U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce’s newest chapter launched in 2021 in Mexico. This chapter will be focused on educating and working with green businesses in Mexico to create a sustainable and profitable business community.
[ The Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce ]
The Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce helps its business community become more sustainable and profitable through its Green Business Certification Program. This 6-week program walks businesses through the steps they can take to become more sustainable and concludes with the cooperating businesses becoming officially certified as a Nevada Green Business. This program is put on in partnership with the Nevada Green Business Network.
[ The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce ]
The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce is helping its business community become more sustainable and profitable by producing its own four-part series on sustainability. This series moves the Chamber towards achieving its ongoing mission to educate and promote their area as an environmentally friendly place for businesses.
[ British Argentine Chamber of Commerce ]
The British Argentine Chamber of Commerce is an international chamber between the UK and Argentina to focus on the network of green industries or individuals from both countries. The chamber host events and conferences on insightful topics such as sustainable agriculture, technological start-ups, renewable energy, and more.
[ Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain ]
The Mexican Chamber of Commerce In Great Britain (MexCC) is an independent, non-profit, private membership organization. The main objective of MexCC is to assist its members to identify business opportunities and do business successfully in the United Kingdom and Mexico. The chamber is committed to integrating social responsibility and environmental awareness as the key components of sustainable business success.
The Cámara Verde de Comercio was the first Green chamber of commerce in Colombia and Latin America by bridging a connection between sustainable industries, stakeholders, and small businesses. The chamber supports green start-ups to place sustainable innovation at the forefront of business development.
1st Webinar : Sustainable chambers from around the U.S. (and one from Mexico) come together for the first ever “Chambers for Sustainability” webinar. (06/26/2020)
2nd Webinar : Speakers from North and South America share their sustainability initiatives and experiences. Topics include: sustainable ranching in Argentina, advocacy efforts in San Francisco, and green business start up support in Columbia. (7/31/2020)
3rd Webinar : Small and large chambers from across the U.S. share their experiences and accomplishments within the sustainability field. Featuring the Greater Philadelphia Chamber, Santa Fe Green Chamber, and Jackson Hole Chamber. (8/28/2020)
4th Webinar : Seven chambers from around the world share their varied and unique experiences working to make their business communities more sustainable. Featuring: The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, the Plexus LGBTQ + Allied Chamber of Commerce, the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce, and more. (10/08/2020)
5th Webinar : Our most internationally diverse webinar to date! This event features five speakers representing chambers in five different countries including: Ireland, Croatia and Brazil. (01/29/2021)
6th Webinar : Four chambers from North America share their sustainability stories. These chambers detail their sustainable programs, ranging from green business training, to working with local government on a climate action plan. (04/29/2021)
7th Webinar : This webinar focuses entirely on chambers in Eastern Asia and features some of the most ambitious and inspiring sustainable chambers in the world. This event showcases speakers representing multinational chambers in Hong Kong and Singapore, and the ability of these large chambers to lead their business communities towards sustainability initiatives. (05/28/2021)
8th Webinar : Chambers from the U.S. share their experiences working with their business members on sustainability programs. This event showcases the challenges that chambers face when trying to motivate their members to act sustainably, an issue that is familiar to all chambers who work in this field. (6/24/2021)
9th Webinar : Our first event featuring chambers exclusively from Europe and Africa. Speakers share their ambitious sustainability programming, such as the Lagos chamber’s Solar energy fair, the Bristol chamber’s years of working with its members on green initiatives, and more! (07/29/2021)
10th Webinar : Two speakers from large chambers in South America detail how they have managed to turn their chambers into some of the most sustainable in the world. An incredible example of the impact chambers can have, even in large cities with lots of competing interests. (09/22/2021)
11th Webinar : Tim Murray of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and Mauricio Cardenas of the newly formed Mexico Green Chamber share their experiences working to be sustainable and profitable. This webinar features great conversations on the importance of getting everyone in the community involved, as well as the ways chambers can partner with other organizations to reach their goals. (12/02/2021)
12th Webinar : Brittany Quick-Warner from the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce and Taylor Shelton from the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce speak about their chamber’s bold initiatives. These two chambers are engaged with their communities at every level, and their programming reflects that. Topics covered range from initiatives tackling the homelessness crisis in Eugene, to how the Fayetteville chamber has engaged the city’s student population to help certify green businesses and educate the workforce of the future. (02/15/2022)
13th Webinar : The 13th Chambers for Sustainability Webinar brought together speakers from opposite sides of the country with similar passion and commitment to making their business communities equitable and sustainable. Matt Cohen from the Long Island Association described how his chamber is working to help Long Island become the largest off-shore wind producer in the country. Natasha Ashenhurst presented on the Thurston Green Business program and how it is bringing businesses together to work on sustainability projects and highlight successes. Samantha Le from the Seattle Southside Chamber went into detail on how her chamber is working to safeguard against climate change and help green businesses succeed. (03/22/22)