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Among those at the Westchester Green Business awards, from left, front row: Tara Seeley, Westchester Community Foundation; Dani Glaser, WGB; Tony Justic, Maier, Markey & Justic, LLP; Marsha Gordon, BCW; Robert P. Astorino, Westchester County executive; Jane Solnick, Con Edison. Back row: Chris Reohr and John Samuel Kraemer of the NYS Energy and Research Development Authority; John Ravitz, BCW; Scott Fernqvist, WGB.

Kermit the Frog may have sung that “it isn’t easy being green,” but businesses and organizations in Westchester have been demonstrating that it’s really quite achievable.

Westchester Green Business is a partnership program that The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) and Westchester County started in 2009. It provides businesses with a turnkey system to bring sustainable business practices into their operations and each year honors a few for exemplary achievements.

More than 120 guests attended the 7th annual awards ceremony that was held recently at The Briarcliff Manor and honored businesses and organizations for their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints and make other environmental improvements.

The “Charles W. Brown Jr. Sustainability Award” went to the Hendrick Hudson Free Library. The Port Chester Carver Center received the “Organizational Commitment Award.” DeCicco & Sons received the “Energy Award.” “The Waste Management and Green Products Award” went to Blue Book Building & Construction Network. The “Transportation Award” was given to Field Goods and the “Land Use & Water Resources Award” went to the United States Tennis Association.

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