SILVER SPRING, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Family & Nursing Care, the leading provider of private duty home care services in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, today announced they have been certified as a “green business” by Montgomery County, Maryland.
Montgomery County’s Green Business Certification Program is designed to recognize businesses that have taken voluntary steps to protect, preserve and improve the environment. Certified green businesses operate in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to environmental stewardship.
“One of our company’s guiding principles is a commitment to sustainability and operating in an environmentally responsible way,” said Mindy Kursban, vice president at Family & Nursing Care and an instrumental participant in obtaining the green business certification. “We are gratified and honored by this recognition from Montgomery County.”
Kursban is one of the guest panelists speaking tomorrow at the Green Business Forum, co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Montgomery College. Kursban will share her perspective on the advantages of operating a green business and encourage other Montgomery County businesses to make the commitment as well.
“Our Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary but arduous program designed to help businesses go above and beyond to reduce their ecological footprint,” said Doug Weisburger, program manager of the Green Business Certification Program for Montgomery County. “By earning this certification, Family & Nursing Care is part of a leadership movement to make business operations more environmentally sensitive and to help transition all of us to a sustainable future.”
In order to be awarded the certification, businesses must complete a comprehensive application confirming their implementation of a spectrum of sustainability measures. This includes a reduction in paper usage, a documented recycling program, the use of energy-efficient lighting, the purchase of sustainable office products, and other specific environmental commitments.
Family & Nursing Care has a long history of environmental responsibility. Last month, the company was honored with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’s “Partners in Recycling” award for the third time since 2010. For more details regarding the company’s various green business initiatives, please go to http://www.familynursingcare.com/our-story/green-initiatives/.
About Family & Nursing Care
Since 1968, Family & Nursing Care has sought to be the premier provider of in-home services for older adults, dedicated to and recognized for our passion and commitment to serve, help, and enhance the quality of life and well-being of others. The company responds to families’ home care needs when they need it for as long as it is needed. As a pioneer in the aging care industry, Family & Nursing Care enhances the quality of life of older adults with customized services including personal care, companionship, therapeutic massage and more. For more information, please go to www.familynursingcare.com.