Sustainable Business Initiative

Sustainable Business Challenge


To help local business benefit from the interconnection of economic viability, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability through the triple bottom line management philosophy.


Join the 2017 Sustainable Business Challenge! 

Simply complete quarterly checklists to track your business's efforts in four categories: Recycling/Waste Reduction, Facility Efficiency, Supply Chain/Purchasing and community Support/Engagement.  

Download Challenge Details 

Download Recycling checklist    


Established 2010

The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce, along with a dedicated group of local business and volunteer leaders, launched the Green Business Initiative in 2010.  While recently renamed the Sustainable Business Initiative, we remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting sustainable business practices in Oconomowoc, Lake Country and beyond.  If your business is looking for sustainability resources or would like to join the committee, please call the Chamber office at 262-567-2666.

Charter Members:

City of Oconomowoc
Evolution Marketing
Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc.



  1. Education

  2. Establish and achieve environmental goals, to promote continuous improvement

  3. Eliminate pollution

  4. Reduce natural resource reliance

  5. Save energy

  6. Promote use of recyclable materials whenever possible


Upcoming Events

30x30 Nature Challenge 

Taking time to spend in nature and having natural views can relieve stress, increase memory performance and creativity, and improve attention span. Join us in taking the 30×30 Nature Challenge during the month of June 2017, so we can reap nature’s benefits together.




Waukesha County Recycling:

Meribeth Sullivan
Waukesha County Recycling Specialist
Land Resources Division/Dept. of Parks & Land Use
515 W Moreland Blvd AC 260
Waukesha, WI 53188

Green Tier Program:
Kimberly Ake
Small Business Advisor
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Travel Green Wisconsin:
David L. Spiegelberg - CTA
Regional Tourism Specialist
Wisconsin Department of Tourism

WI Green Masters Program:
Tom Eggert
Executive Director
WI Sustainable Business Council


Tips and Strategies for a Green Business

Starting a Green Business Initiative (pdf)

Green Business Strategy (pdf)


Member Directory





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