Business View Magazine November-December 2018

196 197 PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY T he Maryland Green Registry is a free, voluntary program created to promote and recognize sustainable practices at organizations of all types and sizes within the state. Businesses, churches, schools, government agencies and other organizations are all invited to join the program and share the steps they’ve taken to reduce their environmental footprint.  Each member has an online profile describing the sustainable practices they’ve put in place and the results they’ve achieved in terms of waste reduced, energy and water conserved, and oth- er  environmental measures. As Laura Armstrong, Director of the Sustain- ability Program at the Maryland Department of the Environment points out, “With over 500 members now, these online member profiles