Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

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