News : Bringing Green Buyers and Sellers Together

Aug 19, 2009

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A few years ago, Sarah Brown, then a stay-at-home mom with a solid background in journalism, had an idea that she hoped would get small businesses involved with “going green.” As a result, Sarah formed the Green Alliance, or GA, in Kittery, whose mission is to raise the profiles of businesses that have the least impact on the environment. The GA, which Sarah founded a year-and-a-half ago, looks to achieve this goal in two ways: One, small businesses can choose to become GA “partners” by paying a yearly membership fee. In return, these business partners receive publicity on the GA website, as well as consultation from the GA staff on how to increase their green and sustainable business practices. Secondly, consumers may pay to become Green Card holders, which entitle them to exclusive discounts with the 60 (and counting) businesses that are now GA partners. Read more here!