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Interested in ways to save money and be sustainable? Want to network and learn from our vast network of green-minded businesses and professionals? Interested in learning about relevant sustainability programs and tips?

Be a part of a vibrant, cutting edge, growing network of green-minded organizations, and individuals with the ideas, the passion and the determination to achieve the reality of a more ecologically responsible economy. Become a Green Business Ally now!

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Discover the Illinois Green Business Association

This five year-old organization has rapidly emerged as a national leader in facilitating green business practices, leading businesses to significant savings while attracting new customers, increasing customer loyalty, and attracting and retaining the best employees.

We are proud to have worked with over 80 Illinois companies to certify more than one million square feet of space, impacting over 1,400 employees in seven communities throughout Illinois and be ranked the #2 most-trustworthy green certification in the nation by GreenBiz.com.

Uncover how the Illinois Green Business Association can benefit your business!

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15,552
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2,572
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Interested in going green in your business, but unsure where to start? Our Green Business Certification program is a GREAT place to start - it is a framework to help you uncover where efficient, cost-effective opportunities lie. 

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Body N’ Sole Sports
Body N’ Sole is primarily a running and swimming gear store started in 1979. They stock recycled content office paper, envelopes, paper towels, and remanufactured toner cartridges and recycles them when finished. They centralize employee schedules in a single location and have a drinking fountain for employees. They clean light fixtures regularly for optimal light output and use task lighting where extra light is needed. 

Since working with the Illinois Green Business Association, they have installed faucet aerators and ceiling fans, and are currently looking at several renewable energy options to install on-site. Body N’ Sole also sponsors the Illini Marathon and assists with over 40 running/walking events in the area.

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