Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
http://bristolcc.edu/

The Green Enterprise Certificate Program

Organizations are under increasing pressure to improve their ecological footprint. The Green Enterprise Certificate Program is designed for representatives of for-profit, non-profit, and institutional enterprises who want to reduce their energy, water, paper, and materials usage. The content ranges from understanding the characteristics of a green enterprise; to working with staff, Green Teams, and stakeholders; to creating audits and selecting measures to reduce eco-footprints; to green marketing that tells the organization’s story. Course material applies checklists, calculators, and processes from the instructor’s book, The Green Business Guide.

Topics include:

  • Characteristics of green organizations
  • Attributes of green organizations
  • Planning the green transformation
  • Energy supply and conservation
  • Renewable energy
  • Water supply and conservation
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Ecodesign
  • Material supplies, use, reuse and recycling
  • Paper and packaging
  • Eco-effective transportation
  • Auditing and reporting
  • Climate impact
  • Green cleaning
  • Green purchasing
  • Green marketing and communications
  • Green as strategy
  • Success factors in becoming green

Target Audience:

  • For-profit enterprises, non-profits, schools, medical centers, and government agencies
  • Staff of small and medium sized organizations (C-level, department heads, facility managers, office managers, maintenance staff)
  • Individuals seeking to increase their skill sets
Schedule: Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm, September 28th- December 7th Location: The Green Center, 1082 Davol St. Fall River, MA 02720 Price: $495

Certificate requirements
Attendance minimum. Engagement in class. Individual or team projects.

Contact the Green Center at 508.678.2811, ext. 2565 for more information