SBE Green Business Education

SBE Sustainability Education – Create a Plan of Action!

Cincinnati is one of more than 1,000 U.S. cities that has committed to reducing its contribution to global climate change. To support this effort, the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program includes sustainability education, training and technical assistance for small and diverse businesses to transition to sustainable operations.

The SBE Green Business Education Program consists of webinars, brown bag workshops, online sustainability training, a sustainability assessment and report, and technical assistance to develop a sustainability action plan. Businesses participating in the program can receive an Advanced Sustainability Education Certificate and/or SEMS™ Certification in partnership with the City of Cincinnati Office of Contract Compliance. SEMS™ is an acronym for Supplier Excellence in Managing Sustainability.

Sustainability Planning Webinar Series Available Now!

The City of Cincinnati and Green Umbrella are hosting a two-part webinar series on sustainability planning. Each 60-minute session provides hands-on details of the sustainability planning process. Participants will be provided with a SEMS™ Sustainability Planning Toolkit that includes templates and worksheets to customize an action plan during the training. This innovative educational initiative is designed to promote inclusion of small and diverse businesses in Greater Cincinnati's growing economic hub. Participants that complete the training and create a sustainability plan will be recognized at the 2015 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit. The training is being conducted in partnership with ACF Enterprises LLC, a certified SBE. Register Now! Space is limited!

Part 1 - Seven Steps to Sustainability Planning

March 18, 2015, 2 - 3 p.m.

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Webinar ID: 126-604-251

Part 2 - Tracking Progress and Communicating Success

March 25, 2015, 2 - 3 p.m.

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Webinar ID: 126-867-635

Part 1 - Seven Steps to Sustainability Planning

April 15, 2015, 2 - 3 p.m.

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Webinar ID: 127-254-843

Part - Tracking Progress and Communicating Success

April 22, 2015, 2 - 3 p.m.

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Webinar ID: 127-997-083