These interns mean Green Business
Thanks to a grant from The Westchester Community Foundation, Westchester Green Business launched its members-only Green Business Internship and Training Program. The program is designed to provide additional staff support to WGB businesses working to achieve certification or forward their current sustainability goals, while providing an excellent on-the-job training opportunity for young professionals and staff of member businesses.
On June 12th and 13th, nine college students and staff from three certified member businesses worked through a comprehensive curriculum developed and presented by Rachel Carpitella, the Sustainability Project Leader at Greenburgh Nature Center, in partnership with WGB staff. Interns and staff were trained on the four steps to
certification, including: conducting the employee survey, addressing the 90 action items, completing the greenhouse gas emissions inventory and the preparing the final presentation.
"We are proud and excited to graduate these participants who are well equipped to take their business to Westchester Green Business
certification," said Rachel Carpitella. "They are trained in the entirety of the WGB program, from the quantitative greenhouse gas emissions inventory tool to the 211 qualitative actions toward sustainability.
"They have the ongoing support of Westchester Green Business, Greenburgh Nature Center, and each other as a professional network."
On their way!
Top row, Tina Michell, Bright Energy Services; Macaiah Gross, Greater Hudson Bank; Dana Goldstein, Strauss Paper; Katie Goldenberg, Pell Wealth Partners, Ilana Weinstein, Greenburgh Nature Center; Melissa Gleave, Berlin Productions; (Bottom) Steve Hyland, Airs; Kyle Hoffman, Blue Book Building and Construction Network; Jevian Douglas, Greenburgh Nature Center; Michaela Boneforte, Hilltop Hanover; Cheryl Fladung, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Michael Matos, Montefiore Medical Center.