Membership FAQ

Have questions about membership? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Membership
How do I join the Green Business Network®?
How do I apply for Certified Membership and earn my Green Business Certification? 
If I do not qualify for Certified Membership, how do I join?
How do I access all my membership benefits?
How do I participate in webinars, listservs, and B2B seminars?
We are a non-profit organization. Can we apply for membership?
Can businesses outside the United States join the Green Business Network®?
Can any kind of business join?

Green Business Certification

Go to the Certification FAQ for answers to your questions. Here are a few:
How can I view the GreenGain certification assessment?
Can you look at my website and let me know if I will pass the Gold level review process?

Can I display the Green America Seal on my website?

For more answers, go to the Certification FAQ page »

National Green Pages®
How do I update my free listing in the National Green Pages®?
How do I upgrade my free listing with a display ad?

Green Festival®
How do I exhibit at Green Festival®?
How do I apply to be a speaker at the Green Festival®?

Advertising
How do I find out about all the advertising benefits of membership?

Mailing List
How do I obtain a mailing list of Green Business Network members®?

 

  1. How do I join the Green Business Network™?

    Click here to join »

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  2. How do I apply for Certified Membership?

    The first step is to join the Green Business Network online. You will receive an automatic message with next steps.

    Learn how your business can get certified »

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  3. If I do not qualify for Certified Membership, can I join?

    You can join online by clicking the link on the join page. You will then receive access to our online certification assessment and learning tool, which will help you measure and share your sustainability efforts as you move along the green path, and guide you towards certification. You'll have immediate access to all the benefits of membership available to all members. See the benefits you'll receive »

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  4. How do I access all my membership benefits?

    To learn more about accessing your benefits, click here, or contact us at (202)872-5357.

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  5. How do I participate in webinars, listservs, and B2B seminars?

    We announce upcoming webinars on the website and through our email newsletter to all our members. We also host an archive of past webinars. View recent webinars » 

    Learn more about Green Business Seminars »

    To access the listserv, contact us.

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  6. We are a non-profit organization. Can we apply for membership?

    Yes, non-profits can apply for membership at a reduced rate. Call (202)872-5357.

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  7. How do I update my listing in the print edition of the National Green Pages®?

    Email your updates to Takiya at tlouers @greenamerica.org.

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  8. How do I upgrade my free Basic Listing to a Premium or Showcase Listing?

    Email your updates to Takiya at tlouers @greenamerica.org.

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  9. Can businesses outside the United States join the Green Business Network®?

    We welcome international members. Please note, not all discount and benefit programs are available to international members. Check with individual benefit providers regarding eligibility.

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  10. Can any kind of business join?

    We do not allow businesses to join that sell or offer products and services involving tobacco, gambling, weapons, and/or military defense systems.  

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  11. How do I exhibit at Green Festival®?

    The Green Festival sales team can be reached at (828)333-9403 ext. 300, or visit the Green Festival website for more information. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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  12. How do I apply to be a speaker at the Green Festival®?

    Go to the Green Festivals website to apply to speak »

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  13. Can I display the Green America Seal on my website?

    Only businesses that completed a minimum of Bronze level certification through GreenGain can display the Seal. Please see the Certification FAQ for more information.

    If you have more questions about using the Green America Seal, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / (202)872-5357.

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  14. How do I obtain a mailing list of Green Business Network members?

    We do not sell, rent or share our Green Business Network member list with non-members. Members in good standing may purchase a one-time use mailing list. Email addresses are never sold, rented or shared.

    For more information on purchasing the mailing list, contact us.

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  15. How do I advertise online and/or in print?

    Only Certified Members that have earned the Gold Certification Level may advertise on our websites and in our publications.

    Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for questions on certification.

    Already an Certified Member and have earned the Seal? Learn how to advertise with Green America.

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  16. How can I view the GreenGain certification assessment?

    Login to your GreenGain account. Need help logging in? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / (202)872-5357.

    Not a member yet? Learn more about Green Business Certification.

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  17. Can you look at my website and let me know if I will pass the Gold level review process?

    The Gold level review process is a combination of the completed online assessment, independent research, open dialogue with business and looking at a company’s website. Our staff cannot make a recommendation by looking at your website.

    Review the certification process . Still not sure? Contact our membership team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (202)872-5357.

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