We are proud to announce the Green Business Program of Hawthorn Woods, a way to promote and celebrate green business practices in the village, big and small. This program aims to educate business owners on options for greening your business, incentivize sustainable actions our community wants to see, and recognize these accomplishments to residents and customers. Learn how to reduce energy costs, manage waste, and support natural landscapes! Any kind of business in town should be able to earn the Green Seal of Hawthorn Woods, from single employee to a large organization.
To get started, download the three documents needed to achieve recognition, the Green Business Guidebook, the Green Business Action Resources, and the Application. Take a look at the scoring system and see what kinds of actions earn different numbers of points. Some of the action items you may have already completed and can be counted to your goal of achieving 25 points total. Applicants that submit the proper documentation and achieve 25 points will receive the Green Seal of Hawthorn Woods, signifying the completion of the program.
Awardees will be presented a certificate of excellence from the Board of Trustees signed by Mayor DiMaggio at a Village Board meeting. In addition, all awardees will receive a promotional guide with sample social media posts and instructions for how to incorporate your award into advertising and outreach. Completion of this program demonstrates a commitment to excellence in sustainability and will be promoted as such on our website and on Hawthorn Woods social media.
Please visit the Green Business Program page under Sustainability to get started today!