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Local Green Certificate

Local Green Certificate

Support Our Local Economy – Help Finance Local, Green Businesses! 

Alternatives is an experienced lender for environmentally-focused businesses and people that have supported land conservation efforts, renewable energy producers, retail stores that sell sustainable or locally-made products, restaurants that provide locally grown or raised food, energy efficient affordable housing communities, and building projects that meet green building standards.   

By investing in the Local Green Certificate, your funds help: 

  • Local businesses to thrive and make a difference in the community
  • The creation of jobs
  • Clean technologies such as solar, wind and biomass/biofuels

 A sample of previous green businesses we have loaned to: 

  • Stick & Stone Farm (CSA)
  • Home Green Home (retail store)
  • Ithaca CarShare (loans for car fleet)


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The Local Green Certificate is for
24, 36, or 60 months.
Call or visit Alternatives to set up the Local Green Certificate. 

Alternatives will send you an annual report on businesses supported through the Local Green Certificate.

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Express Employment Professionals, Kathy Nivison

With a background of 15 years in Human Resources, Kathy Nivison started up the Ithaca office of Express Employment Professionals to better serve local employment and recruiting needs. Kathy approached Alternatives for a business loan, and was impressed with both the loan's low interest rate, as well as the quick response from Bob Anderson, the business loan officer at Alternatives.

Kathy took advantage of our "Women and Minority" subsidized loan, which helps women and minority borrowers who have a minimum of one year in business and are looking for assistance with continued growth and expansion.


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