Green Business Forum


How Employers Can Save Money and the Planet: Take Advantage of Public Transit Rebates

The April 20, 2017 Green Business Forum provided multiple ways businesses can modernize and enhance transit benefits for employees, reduce spending and shrink environmental footprints. 

Sandra Brecher, Chief of Commuter Services, Montgomery County Department of Transportation provided news about financial incentives - such as pre-tax payroll deductions and State and County transit credits and subsides - to alleviate peak-hour traffic congestion in Montgomery County.

Kerri Morehart, Vice President HR, The Cadmus Group presented how their employee benefits package addresses transportation issues that impact individual financial and commuting concerns. Cadmus integrates County and State subsidies and other programs to advantage their attraction and retention of employees.

Rachel Healy, Director of Sustainability, WMATA’s demonstrated how a robust transit system improves the quality of life, environment and economy in multiple ways throughout the region. The performance of the system has a direct and positive impact on sustainability. WMATA is integrating changes to improve the environment, such as recycling old rail cars and installing LED lighting.


Sandra BrecherSandra Brecher, Chief of Commuter Services, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (CSS)

CSS’s mission is to promote use of alternatives to single occupant vehicle travel, in order to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and promote sustainable urban development. CSS partners with employers in the County to offer employees a variety of benefits, programs and services that help them find “Better Ways to Work,” while aiding recruitment and retention. 



Rachel HealyRachel Healy, Director of Sustainability, WMATA

Ms. Healy has worked to promote regional clean energy and energy efficiency with local jurisdictions and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments as board member on the Climate Energy and Environment Committee and as a subject matter expert for both the Built Environment & Energy Advisory Committee and the Multi-Sector Working Group where she works to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions.



Sandra BrecherKerri Morehart, Vice President, The Cadmus Group, Inc.

Ms. Morehart leads the strategic and organizational initiatives that attract and retain Cadmus’ exceptionally skilled staff and advance our mission. This includes directing the training programs that sustain a work environment reflective of Cadmus’ core values; guide staff members in the fundamentals of consulting, business literacy, quality assurance, staff development, and a variety of technical skills; and comply with all federal and state regulatory requirements.


What are Green Business Forums?

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce,  Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and  Montgomery College have partnered to create a Green Business Forum (GBF). Taking place from 8:00am – 9:30am, four times a year in the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce boardroom, each forum will feature experts who offer unique perspectives on the advantages of being a green business. Panels will be moderated by Montgomery College faculty. Presentations will be followed by Q&A. Montgomery College will offer “how-to” webinars to supplement the forums. The cost to attend the Forums is $39.00, unless otherwise noted.  Registration is required.  Learn about the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program

Read about the Federal government's move to green in the Washington Business Journal: "Government contractors agree to go green with the feds"



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