FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2021
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North Hempstead Highlights Local Green Businesses
North Hempstead, NY – Supervisor Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce the expansion of the Town’s Small Business Spotlight initiative to highlight sustainable and green businesses in our community. The spotlight will help connect residents to a wide range of products and services throughout the Town that are environmentally friendly. The Town will promote the series on the Town’s website, social media and through other means, including North Hempstead TV (NHTV).
“Promoting small businesses and the shop local message has always been a priority for me and the Town of North Hempstead,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “We are pleased to be expanding our program to showcase environmentally friendly establishments. Our goal is to engage residents in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.”
Local businesses can now feature a green product, service, or practice that improves sustainability in their application. Categories include locally made goods, organic lawn care or pest control, thrifting, green housekeeping/cleaning services, renewable energy installations, businesses that have a sustainability plan for their operations and more.
The addition of sustainable businesses to the Small Business Spotlight supports the Town’s effort to become a Climate Smart Community, which is a New York State Department of Conservation program that aids municipalities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to a changing climate. This initiative to promote sustainable businesses within the Town would fulfill an action of the program to hold a Buy Green/Buy Local Campaign.
The Town encourages any green businesses to apply to the Small Business Spotlight program, where they will have their photo and business listing included as part of a directory on the Town’s website. The program is open to all businesses in the Town of North Hempstead. Businesses looking to participate in the Town’s Small Business Spotlight initiative can apply by visiting: www.northhempsteadny.gov/spotlight.