Virginia Green initiative, Inc. recognizes that communities need to take innovative steps to reduce energy usage and promote sustainability.
Most importantly, business are encouraged to participate in a friendly competition known as the Virginia Green Business Initiative. The “Challenge” is designed to encourage and recognize specific environmental policies and practical actions that not only reduce carbon emissions, but can save businesses money.
Virginia Green Initiative, Inc. grew out of the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge which was started in 2009 to improve and assist businesses to become more sustainable and be recognized for their efforts while having a positive impact in their bottom line. The Virginia Green Initiative, Inc. was formed as a Virginia nonstock nonprofit corporation on July 22, 2019 and is in the processing of applying for federal tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which will create exempt status for income tax purposes in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well, once granted by the Internal Revenue Service.
All local governments in Virginia are invited to offer the Green Business Challenge to their businesses.
Our Vision: To be THE driving force and trusted resource for sustainability expertise and advocacy in Virginia.
Our Mission: To motivate Virginians to embrace all facts of sustainability at home and work.