San Diego nonprofit expands to bring best practices in environmental and social responsibility to a national audience
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Green Chamber of San Diego County today announced its move to become a national organization, now known as the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce (http://usgreenchamber.com). The U.S. Green Chamber will provide education, advocacy and visibility to empower businesses to grow through environmentally and socially responsible practices.
According to CEO David Steel, “We have accomplished tremendous growth since our founding in 2009. Expanding our presence by becoming the U.S. Green Chamber allows us to bring our message of advocacy and sustainability to help more businesses across the country.”
To increase its reach and awareness, the U.S. Green Chamber is actively creating strategic alliances with likeminded groups such as E2 – Environmental Entrepreneurs (http://www.e2.org), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (http://www.eonetwork.org), chambers and workforce partnerships.
“There is a strong sense of urgency from business leaders everywhere to learn best practices for sustainability. With its rapid membership growth, exceptional events and recognition from other well-respected organizations, the U.S. Green Chamber is poised to make a significant impact on the environment and these businesses’ bottom line,” said E2 Southern California Chapter Director Lee Stein.
Plans are underway for U.S. Green Chamber programs in the areas of education, advocacy and member networking. A comprehensive membership directory, calendar of national events and distance-based learning through webinars are among the tools the organization would like to make available to its members.
“We hope to be a facilitator of change,” said CEO David Steel. “Empowerment is crucial to generate innovation, job creation, energy efficiency and a brighter economic future,” said Steel.
About the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce:
The U.S. Green Chamber is a nonprofit organization that empowers businesses to grow through environmentally friendly, sustainable practices that positively impact our economy and ecology. It helps both established and emerging companies improve operational efficiencies, tap into unexplored markets and explore new opportunities in the green sector. By providing visibility, advocacy, networking opportunities and educational tools, the U.S. Green Chamber brings businesses, government, nonprofits and individuals together to strengthen their success and work towards environmental sustainability and economic prosperity. For more information, visit http://usgreenchamber.com