SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Nature Center recently celebrated receiving its Westchester Green Business Certification by hosting a special event at the Nature Center.
The Greenburgh Nature Center is currently one of 20 organizations in Westchester County to receive its green business certification, and the first nature center within the county to become certified.
The certificate was presented to Margaret Tjimos Goldberg, Greenburgh Nature Center executive director, by County Executive Robert P. Astorino, Dr. Marsha Gordon, president chief executive officer of The Business Council of Westchester and Dani Glaser, founder and co-director, Westchester Green Business Challenge.
“Congratulations to the entire team at the Greenburgh Nature Center that worked so hard to achieve this prestigious certification," said Astorino. "The Nature Center does a tremendous job of educating children, families, schools and businesses on important green practices such as solar, water conservation, hydroponic and organic gardening. This achievement demonstrates the Nature Center’s commitment to following their own best practices while they educate others.”
In addition to the official certification ceremony, the celebration at the Nature Center provided an opportunity for networking and sharing best green practices. They also exchanged ideas on the importance of sustainability practices and policies to save costs, build brands, and recruit and retain employees, while reducing the carbon footprint.
“We enjoyed working closely with the Nature Center through their Green Business-Certification process. The team approached the process with openness, sincerity and a desire to always learn. They created a first-class sustainability policy training manual to guide their efforts, which others can emulate. Most importantly, they set the organization up for continued success on their sustainability journey,” said Glaser.
The Greenburgh Nature Center includes a woodland preserve with hiking trails, organic garden, nature’s discovery playground, native wildflower meadow, green roof exhibit and over 100 animals.
For more information about the Nature Center, go to its website at www.greenburghnaturecenter.org .