Welcome to the Sustainable Business Leader Program!

Welcome to the Sustainable Business Leader Program!

If you are a small to mid-sized, locally owned and independent business interested in “going green,” you have come to the right place!  Our proven six-step certification program takes a holistic approach to improving the environmental performance of businesses like yours, identifying sustainable solutions that fit your unique business needs, reducing your environmental footprint, and saving you money!

To find out more about becoming a Sustainable Business Leader, click here.

Grow your business
Stand out
Save money
Get recognized

Certified Sustainable Business Leaders

Economy Hardware Inc. is a local business that has been around for almost 60 years. It was started as a hardware store by the current owner's parents Herb and Harriet. In 1990 Economy opened its second location at 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. We understand the importance of being a local business; being a contributor for the local economy and bringing good practices into our neighborhoods. Our main goal is to become a strong member of the community by:

  • Offering great customer service to all our customers
  • Providing job opportunities for the local community
  • Working hand in hand with local groups and associations towards community related projects
  • Working towards our commitment to become a more environmentally sustainable business



"While we thought we were doing a good job in this category, we were pleasantly surprised there were so many areas for improvement.  Our SBLP Coordinator was instrumental to keeping us on task!"

- Matthew St. Onge, President, Boston Building Resources

"The SBLP has expanded the network of small business leaders working to become sustainable.  It has raised the bar for sustainable business practices in Boston."

- James Hunt, Boston Chief of Environmental and Energy Services

"We signed up for the SBLP because we wanted our store to reflect what we feel: to respect our community, we have to respect the environment.  The SBLP showed us the right, organized way to go about greening the store. Having a systematic way to do it saved us time and money. We're already seeing savings with our energy bills and supply orders!”

- Megan Sullivan, Head Buyer, Harvard Book Store

“SBLP has provided support, guidance and the motivation to implement meaningful and sustainable changes that we have always talked about”

‐Jeff Barry, Owner, Boston Organics

“SBLP showed us that sustainable changes not only gave us monetary savings but helped us be the kind of business and community member we have always envisioned!”

- Lisa DiPietro, Owner, Pet Cabaret

“The assistance of SBLP has helped us expand on our ongoing commitment to sustainability”

- Cindy Brown‐General Manager, Boston Duck Tours

"It was great to have the SBLP help us along with our continual greening process.  It added structure, metrics, and information on best practices, and helped give visibility to the priorities within our organization."

- Trish Karter, Owner, Dancing Deer Baking Company

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support

Absolute Green Energy - http://absolutegreenenergy.com/
Arrow Paper Corporation - http://www.arrowpapercorp.com/
Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) - https://www.dcu.org/index.html
ThinkLite, LLC. - http://rethinkrelite.com/

The Sustainable Business Leader
Program is an initiative of

Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston Click here to learn more about the SBN

email: sblp@sbnmass.org    |    phone: (617) 395-0250

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