Whether you’re an established green business or just getting started, the Austin Green Business Leaders program can help you protect the environment, save money, and make Austin a more livable place.

Green Business is Good Business — Especially in Austin!

Addressing the climate crisis and protecting our environment is critically important, and businesses have a significant role to play. The Austin Green Business Leaders Program wants to help your business get recognized for doing good work in our community. Businesses that excel in the program are formally recognized as Silver, Gold, or Platinum Green Business Leaders, giving them a competitive edge with customers. 

 

Green circle with a white check mark within it.Become an Austin Green Business Leader!​​​

Green circle with a white map marker icon within it.Visit the Austin Green Business Directory.

 

Why Become a Green Business Leader?

 

Get recognized and be promoted

Leverage the City’s recognition of your environmental leadership and promote your company’s sustainable accomplishments to strengthen your brand. Your business will be featured on the Austin Green Business Directory, and you can place the program logo on your storefront window and company website. The program is free to join for businesses large and small.


Join the network

When you’re in the program, you’re part of the network of Austin’s top sustainable companies. The program has 247 members representing over 42,000 employees across ten different business categories. Members include small to medium-sized businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and businesses from a wide variety of industries. Make new connections, share best practices, and learn from your peers at members-only events.


Attract new customers

Use the Green Business Leaders program to get ahead of your competitors, grow your client base, and strengthen customer loyalty. Protecting the environment is important to customers in markets throughout the U.S. and particularly in Austin.


Protect the environment

Learn key strategies to help your business use less energy, conserve water, reduce waste, and minimize travel-related environmental impacts. Protect the environment by taking actions both large and small.


Save money

Cut costs at your business by reducing your environmental impact. We can help provide the tools, resources, and information you need to put environmentally friendly, cost-saving practices to work at your business.


Strengthen your team

Building a green corporate culture boosts employee retention and productivity by promoting health, wellness, and eco-friendly practices. Your staff will be happier, healthier, and more productive.

Ready to Join? Get started!

 

Become a Green Business Leader in just a few easy steps.

 

1. Complete the Scorecard Request Form (or email us) to get a Green Business Leader Scorecard.

The scorecard is a simple, step-by-step guide to greening your business. Complete the Scorecard Request Form, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

 

2. Send back your completed scorecard.

Complete the scorecard to help you identify what your business is doing well and where you have room to improve. The scorecard will provide helpful tips and resources that make it easy to take action.

 

3. Give us a tour.

Once we receive your completed scorecard, City staff will come to your location to meet your team and review your scorecard together.

 

4. Be recognized!

All Green Business Leaders will get a recognition sticker for display at your business, access to networking events with other green businesses, and eligibility for inclusion in the Green Business Directory.

Meet our Green Cup Champions!

 

2019 Green Cup Champions: CLEAResult (Platinum Member)

Group photo with four team members from CLEAResult


About the Green Cup

The Austin Green Cup is an award given each year to a business in Austin serving as a sustainability superstar! The Green Cup was not awarded in 2020 and 2021 because of the global COVID-19 pandemic.