Ulster Green Business Challenge Lifts Off on June 27

On Wednesday, June 27, businesses, organizations, and municipalities are invited to the launch and vendor show that will kick off the Ulster County Green Business Challenge.

Wednesday, June 27
7:30 a.m.
At the Best Western Plus
503 Washington Avenue, Kingston 12401

At the launch, local Green Business Leaders will share their experience and lessons learned including financing and practical tips. A $20 contribution includes breakfast. Vendor tables are available for $30. Seats are limited; please pre-register here. 
All projects are eligible for financing from various sources, and businesses, organizations and all municipalities that successfully carry out one of the actions will be recognized with a County award.

The campaign’s goal is to inspire 100 participating entities to carry out one or more of the following actions:

  • Energy audit
  • Energy retrofit
  • Installation solar array or other renewable energy system to serve own energy needs
  • Purchase of electric vehicle or installation of charging station(s)
  • Disposal of food waste in an environmentally friendly manner (Food Bank or composting)
  • Significant decrease in single-use plastic usage. 

The campaign also supports local green building contractors and renewable energy providers. 

The campaign is a project of the Ulster County Climate Smart Committee. For more information, visit http://ulstercountyny.gov/greenbusinesschallenge or contact Manna Jo Greene (845-807-1270 mannajo@aol.com) or Betta Broad (607-222-3678 betta@nyforcleanpower.org).