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.
Your gift to Alternatives Impact helps our community!
The Finger Lakes ReUse Center was awarded The Jeff Furman Award for Social Responsibility in Business at Alternatives’ 2012 annual meeting, with Executive Director Diane Cohen accepting the award. Cohen expressed her thanks: “We will hang the award prominently and proudly in our Reuse Center, and as we grow, we will continue to use this as a beacon, to continue our efforts to maximize our capacity to provide opportunities and relieve hardship. We know we are in solidarity with Alternatives on these issues. We're a young organization with a mission to enhance community, economy, and environment through reuse, and a priority to serve our community well. Receiving this award has been an honor and an affirmation.”
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