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A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G 3 0 G R A P H I C S P R O • A P R I L 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M Earning Environmental Certifications O ne way to keep your company on the path to improved sustainability is to aim for certifications that encourage your company to hit certain benchmarks. Here are some of the certifications your shop can strive for: LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – certification meant for buildings. If a business location has a sustainable design or other features, a business can earn points. Certification is managed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Green Business Bureau – An online green business certification program. Comparable to the Better Business Bureau, but for environmentally friendly businesses. Offers software to help businesses go green. Offers an EcoAssessment and the Green Business Seal. This is a for-profit initiative and not government sponsored. Safer Choice – From the Environmental Protection Agency, this is a program that offers certification and labeling for products to show consumers what is safe for their health and the environment. You can learn about environmental topics, laws, and regulations, and report a violation. Green C Certification – Available from the American Consumer Council. For businesses that promote environmentally friendly practices. Must be based in the United States and have five or more employees to apply for certification. There is a self-certification option and a full certification option. Energy Star Building Certification – Many people know Energy Star as a certification for appliances that use electricity efficiently, but there is also a certification for buildings. To be certified, buildings must meet strict criteria. To be eligible, buildings must score at least a 75 on the EPA's 1-100 scoring scale. Certification is annual. Fair Trade Certified – A Fair Trade Certification shows that a company uses equitable trade practices throughout the supply chain, ensuring fair treatment of workers, fair prices, and environmentally friendly practices. Can be certified as a brand, a producer, or trade (seller). Wastewise – Another EPA program. A certification recognizing businesses that demonstrate how they've reduced waste. Can be a partner or an endorser. Also offers yearly awards. Green America Business Certification – A private, nationwide organization that certifies companies that use business practices that promote positive social change and which are environmentally responsible. Businesses can be Certified or Gold Certified. certification GP LET OUR NU HUES INSPIRE YOU ©2021 Russell Brands, LLC SEE ALL 51 COLLECTION COLORS AT JERZEES.COM 800.321.1138 • @JERZEESApparel Featured: 996MR • New Color Golden Pecan NUBLEND ® FLEECE The 10 new colors in our NuBlend ® Unisex Hooded Sweatshirt are the perfect complement to your most inspired designs. And the pill-resistant, high stitch density fleece ensures outstanding print performance you can count on. Let Your Designs SHINE! ORDER COLOR CHANGING HTV ACTIVATED BY SUNLIGHT ⊲ CAD-CUT ® UV Shift HTV S UN A C T I V A T E D GP0423

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