Use Your Benefits

Since 1982, Green America has delivered the tools, connections, and marketing resources to help green entrepreneurs like you thrive. When you join the Green Business Network™, you have access to these membership benefits.


To get started, just click on the benefit type to expand for additional information.


Have more questions? Call our staff at (202)872-5357.



Earn Your Green Business Certification

Earn Your Green Business Certification 

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The Green America Certified Business Seal has gained recognition as the most trusted and authentic seal in the marketplace. This Seal conveys to your customers, business partners, and the world that your business has made a genuine commitment to and has a track record of deep sustainability, through socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Learn more about Green Business Certification »

 

Certified Members in good standing are eligible to display our Green America Seal on their Web site and print materials. Learn about how your business can get certified »

For general information or to request promotional materials, contact greengain @ greenamerica.org.
Reach More Customers

Reach Your Core Consumers Through Green America

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  • National Green Pages® and GreenPages.org
  • Gift Guides on the web and in emails
  • Wholesale Guide - B2B products and services
  • Email newsletters
  • Green American Magazine
  • Green Deals at GreenDeals.org
  • Exhibit at Green Festivals
  • And more…

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your business and market your products in Green America publications and web sites. 

To advertise, please contact Campbell Kipka at our partner 350 Media to learn about all the options available to you:

Campbell Kipka
650-933-4951
campbell @ 350media.com

 

Start the certification process today and take full advantage of your benefits! »

 

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Exhibit at Green Festival®

Start the certification process today and take full advantage of your benefits! » 

Green Festival®

greenfestivals_benefits_imageA great way to gain new customers, have fun and build your business!

Each Green Festival features a marketplace of Green Business Network members—more than 350 eco-friendly businesses—everything from organic body care products and great-looking eco-fashion to Fair Trade gifts and eco-friendly home and garden products. Over 170,000 people attend annually in five cities. Green Festival® is the original green event established in 2001, and is co-produced by Green America and Global Exchange. Check out the website » 

2014 Green Festival Dates

Spring Shows

Fall Shows

New York City

Apr. 26-27, 2014
Earth Day Weekend!

Los Angeles

Sept. 12-14, 2014

Washington, DC

May 31-June 1, 2014

Chicago

Oct. 24-26, 2014

10th Anniversary!

San Francisco

Nov. 14-16, 2014



Find out how to exhibit at the Green Festivals website »

Reserve your exhibitor space TODAY! (828)333-9403 Ext. 300 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Resources, Tools & Connections

Webinars

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Karen Schiff

Learn from industry experts on the subjects that are important to you. Get the tools and resources to make your green business a success. Webinars are free to all Green Business Network members. As a member, you'll receive exclusive invites to our regular webinars throughout the year. View recent webinars »

 

Green Business Seminars

gbseminars_logo_170 Whether you are an established green business visionary or just starting your journey to sustainability, you'll find the Green Business Seminars an exceptional opportunity to network with and learn from business leaders who share your values, challenges, and successes. 

Join us at the Green Business Seminars at the Green Festivals. Business-related workshops and seminars will feature financing, branding and marketing, partnering, the latest in greening your business operations, and B2B networking opportunities.

Green Business Seminars take place in the Green Business Pavillions inside the Green Festivals. 

Spring Shows

Fall Shows

New York City

Apr. 26-27, 2014
Earth Day Weekend!

Los Angeles

Sept. 12-14, 2014

Washington, DC

May 31-June 1, 2014

Chicago

Oct. 24-26, 2014

10th Anniversary!

San Francisco

Nov. 14-16, 2014

Seminars are FREE to all Green Business Network members. If you have a topic that you would like to present,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Hope to see you there!

Interested in exhibiting? Find out how to exhibit at the Green Festivals website »

Call to reserve your exhibit space TODAY! (828)333-9403 Ext. 300 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Network with Business Members

B2B Networking

Connect with other business members---share ideas and develop business leads. Available to all members, our email-based Business Listserv. Members: For access to the listserv, email tlouers @greenamerica.org.

 

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Business Services

Dharma Merchant Services Credit Card Processing

dharmaDharma is a leading green business that enables small and mid size businesses to accept non-cash payments such as credit and debit cards. Dharma offers fair, cost-effective pricing without many of the industry-standard fees. The company was selected by our members to receive the Green Business Leader 2009 Award.

Call to set up services: 866-615-5157

 

Canvas Host Sustainable Web Hosting

canvas-host-logo300Save on web hosting using sustainable, wind-powered services from Canvas Host. The web hosting company was selected by our members to receive the Green Business Leader 2010 Award. Learn more at their website about their history as a pioneer in using 100% wind power.

 

Members save 20% with coupon code GREEN. Receive an ongoing 20% discount on hosting. 

Compare plans online or call (800)574-4299 to discuss the right hosting plan for your business.

 

CREDO Working Assets Long Distance

Credo Working AssetsGet competitive rates on business long distance while supporting social justice and environmental initiatives.

For customer service, enrollment or rate information, call (800) 789-7022.

 

Salazar Packaging Discount

salazarlogo225Salazing Packaging Inc. is a leading innovator in green packaging, producer of the eco-friendly GlobeGuard ® line of packaging and shipping supplies.

Green Business Network members receive one hour of free consultation (a $120 value) on custom packaging available through Salazar Packaging, Inc. and a 10% discount on all stock products available on www.GlobeGuardProducts.com, including items already on sale. Must use GBN member code GABN at check out.

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Retirement Plans

Social(k) Responsible Retirement Plans

Social(k)Get easy online access to the nation’s most diverse socially responsible 401(k), 403(b), and profit sharing plans with Social(k), a full-service bundled retirement program committed to working with companies looking to make a positive impact to the local and global communities. Social(k) provides employees of both companies and organizations access to more than 150 socially responsible investment (SRI) funds in addition to 25 faith-based and 4000 traditional funds (most other retirement plans only offer one or two SRI funds). Social(k) offers retirement plans ranging from single-person operations to multi-location, multi-million dollar companies.

Social(k) is a member of Green America, 1% for the Planet, the Organic Trade Association, and a founding member of B Corporation. They donate 8.5% of pre-tax gross profits to charity, including Heifer International, where they give a gift bee hive for each plan every year your company plan is with Social(k).

Learn more about how to green your retirement:
Watch our webinar with Rob Thomas, President of Social(k)
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For more information, call (866)929-2525 or visit the Social(k) website.

Discounted Shipping Services

Discounts on Domestic & International Shipping

UPSMembers of the Green Business Network can save up to 35% through the UPS® Savings Program. Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for the most affordable shipping option, UPS understands the importance of reliability, speed and cost.

To enroll and start saving, visit savewithups.com/greenamerica or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Save on a broad portfolio of shipping services, including:

  • Up to 35% on UPS Air letters including UPS Next Day Air®*
  • Up to 31% on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)*
  • Up to 33% on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 19% on UPS Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight LTL shipments over 150 lbs.

You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. Plus, the more you ship, the more you can save with UPS.

 

Plus

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When you make purchases from these companies, you receive great discounts and Green America receives a donation to further our work to grow the green economy.

Get beautiful organic flower arrangments and gifts from Organic Bouquet. Offset your carbon and help build community projects through NativeEnergy. Work out of the home? Save big on solar installation with Sungevity - currently available in California, Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.


*Benefits include Services and Discounts that are offered by third-parties and are subject to change