Mayors Across America is a new and tremendous idea that all mayors need to be aware of. It seems that everyone is looking for leadership today, and environmentalism has taken many distracting routes. Mayors often talk about Green initiatives in their communities, but taking real action is not as simple as it sounds. Mayors Across America is the first step that all mayors need to take to make sure their offices, communities, and cities become authentically Green.
Green leadership is very important to encourage others to Go Green as well. We are struggling right now with-in a period of Greenwashing tactics and an “Easy Green” attitude that will actually buying a Green certification off the Internet. What is needed is a program that does not “Dumb Down Green,” but encourages people, families, businesses, and organizations to step up to a respected standard of Green Practices
The Green Business League transcends local Green programs that are well-intended but not capable of creating the kind of program that can change our nation and our world. While every little bit counts, we also suffer from a discordant array of Green promotions that lack the size and vision found in the national (and International) program of responsible and holistic Green Practices that millions of people and companies can achieve under a common system.
We encourage every Mayor to join Mayors Across America, and take the leadership in their community for what is happening in other cities across America. The fee, of course, is extremely modest. The public relations value is also very obvious. But, the signal that this effort sends is invaluable to the community.
The Green Business League offers a true “Plug and Play” type of approach. Bringing a Green program to your city is easy and well-conceived. Our trained Certified Green Consultant will provide all the necessary support required. She/he will coordinate with your existing projects to build a system that creates Green business, Green communities, and Green events. Why create the wheel over again? The environmental crisis is not served by well-intended but casually-implemented programs like a patchwork across America.
Setting a standard that carries more than local recognition will enhance your city’s commitment and success. The Green Business League has more than 300 Certified Green Consultants nationally. There is probably one in or near your town who can easily assist the Mayor’s office in the program. We ask only for a modest endorsement of the Green Business League program as we encourage businesses and organizations to participate in a Green business network that will also stimulate local business buying from businesses. There seems to be no losers in this project, because while there is a cost for each certification, the actual savings will increase profits in any business.
Mayors Across America offers the opportunity for any Mayor’s office to earn the GBL Green Business Certification for the small fee of certification. What is important, now, is that community leader’s step up to this challenge as an example for others to follow. To help promote the value of this program, we are going to create a massive Internet syndication of each and every mayor’s office in the program. This includes hundreds of syndicated articles, a media campaign that reaches the major news agencies in the country, and a good number of high-value links resulting from this effort.
Any mayor’s office wishing to join this initiative is encouraged to contact our office, and we will have a trained Certified Green Consultant follow up with them as soon as possible. The process starts with an assessment of all Green Practices currently in place. Points are assigned for all such improvements. The assessment will highlight other Green Practices that will allow the business to attain the 100 point requirement. Since this program is not an honorary or shallow certification, an assessment and audit are annually conducted to encourage Green Practices in areas that fit the company’s situation.
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