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Local Focus: Northeast Indiana Sustainable Business Council

The Northeast Indiana Sustainable Business Council (NISBC) is a non-profit organization for businesses interested in a sustainable future.  They help their members on their sustainability journey by offering training, round table programs, and special events aimed at educating local businesses.  Additionally, they offer a prescriptive plan called the Bright Green Business Program that certifies businesses.  This program began as the City of Fort Wayne’s Green City Business Program and focuses on the areas of pollution prevention, solid waste reduction, energy conservation, water conservation, community outreach, and employee wellness.  The NISBC’s program implements a mentorship system where the business pursuing certification is mentored by another member business who offers guidance and advice in applying sustainable practices.  The organization serves 10 counties:  Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley.  They offer one-on-one training to members beginning their Bright Green Business checklist. Membership dues range from $30 to $2,500+ annually, with varying levels of benefits. Watch this video featuring NISBC Executive Director, Kerri Przemielewski to learn more.