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The GreenBack$ Program is designed to help businesses save money and resources, become good corporate stewards, and contribute to the overall environmental health of The Grand Valley. For more information contact greenbacks@gjchamber.org


The GreenBack$ Program is a voluntary program. Each business decides what level of participation is appropriate for their company and how much they can do in any period of time. The program is self-audited by each business and we know that your commitment to the environment and the savings you can see by making these changes will encourage you to continue these green saving strategies and implement more energy-efficient measures.

Here’s how it works:

  • Green "levels" are established, starting with easy, low or no-cost steps that any business of any size can accomplish. Members are encouraged to complete at least 80 percent of all applicable level items, and once you complete 80 percent of level one, you are eligible to receive a $300 credit towards an energy audit.
  • Members can document their progress through our on-line forms. Members who complete each level will be listed in a special "Green Business" category with the Grand Junction, Palisade and Fruita Chamber and your business will enjoy logo recognition next to your company listing, in the Chamber’s online directory.
  • The GreenBack$ Program is a tool designed to help our members make the business decisions that save them money and resources while also benefiting customers, employees and the community as a whole.
  • The GreenBack$ Program is intended to be a step-by-step process (three levels total) Get started now.

 

Level 1 consist of easy, no-cost, or low-cost steps to achieve. You may already be doing many of these. It is a review to help you decide where to begin.

Click here for our online form or  download a PDF here.

 

Level 2 includes the next steps to keep your business moving in a green direction. Completing Level 2 will help you grow your business, save operating costs, and improve the environment of our community as a whole.

Click here for our online form or  download a PDF here.

 

Level 3 is a more advanced and even "greener" level of commitment. Once you have completed Level 3 your business model will be much more environmentally focused.

Click here for our online form or  download a PDF here.

The GreenBack$ Program may also be able to provide a matching rebate of up to $1,000 for goods and materials to implement energy efficiency measures identified in a commercial energy audit.  Click here to download a PDF application form. 

The GreenBack$ Program may be able to provide your company with a rebate of up to $300 for a commercial energy audit.  Click here to download a PDF application form.