Membership

The Green Organisation Membership

We would like to invite you to become a member of The Green Organisation.

If you help the environment by recycling, reducing or re-using your business materials we can help you to benefit from your environmental endeavours.

More and more people are choosing to do business with green companies and you can prove your eco-friendly credentials by signing up to our Code of Green Conduct and using The Green Organisation membership logo on your letterheads, literature and livery.

As a member, we will do all we can to help you to profit from your environmental commitment.

We have helped other Green Organisation members to:

• Win new business
• Increase profitability
• Obtain non-repayable grant funding
• Reduce energy costs
• Slash water bills
• Win local government tenders
• Establish subsidised social enterprise schemes to create training and job opportunities
• Earn massive positive publicity

• Recruit grant-funded employees
• Improve marketing effectiveness
• Save huge amounts on business costs
• Make valuable new contacts
• Attend major events free of charge
• Lobby for change at Government level
• Meet and network with target customers
• Maximise sales opportunities for products and services

We can help your business to grow and to be recognised as making a positive contribution to the environment.

As a member, we will give you:
• The Green Organisation Code of Green Conduct, for you to sign and display in your premises
• A Membership Certificate to display and/or accompany tender documents
• Unlimited use of our logo on your literature, letterheads, livery, website, etc.
• Media publicity announcing your membership
• A free advertisement on our website (which gets 1,000,000+ hits a year) – with a link to yours.

NB: Advertising on our website is exclusive to our members and Green Apple Award winners. No-one else is allowed to advertise with us or benefit from implied endorsement.

• A 300-page work of reference on environmental best practice
• Free one-to-one marketing consultancy
• Editorial space in Eco Echo, the e-newspaper
• Hotline access to our environmental reference library
• Social media publicity opportunities
• AND a tree will be planted on your behalf to mark your membership.

And that’s not all!

You can join The Green Organisation at a level to suit your business needs and priorities – choosing the benefits package that is best for you.

As well as the standard benefits listed above, you can choose to be a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum member and enjoy a greater range of discounts, opportunities and initiatives that have been introduced in response to members’ requests.

We can also involve you in our environmental initiatives so that you reap the benefit and recognition that you deserve, and meet the people who can help you to achieve your commercial objectives.

Our guarantee to you

Membership of The Green Organisation starts at less than 83p a day – and if you don’t save at least TWICE your membership fee on all of the savings available to you, we will give you another year’s membership absolutely free of charge.

The Green Organisation is not just a membership scheme;

• it is not just a body that plants thousands of trees to sustain the planet for generations to come;
• it is not just the organiser of one of the world’s most respected awards campaigns
• its main purpose is to help others to follow leading examples of environmental best practice
• and to help the victims of environmental disasters around the world.

Overseas we have helped to:

• Provide fresh water supplies in regions where none existed
• Negotiate a Third World lighting system that will greatly boost the national economy
• Plant thousands of trees for sustainable jobs, food, independence and wildlife
• Supply flood defences in risk areas
• Deliver tents and bedding for earthquake victims
• Collect and ship toys for tsunami orphans
• Give recycled sports kit and equipment to emerging nations
• Recycle computers and mobile phones for the under-privileged
• Sponsor a new solar engine that is twice as effective as any competitor
• Support animal welfare initiatives
• Combat pirate trawler men taking the lives and livelihoods of native fishermen
• Develop a combustion engine add-on that doubles miles per gallon

Now, what can we do for you?

Bronze Membership Benefits

• A4 Membership Certificate
• Sign-up A4 certificate for Code of Conduct
• Press Release circulated to announce your membership
• Use of Green Organisation logo on your stationery, marketing materials, website, etc
• Copy of the Green Book CD (300+ page work of reference on environmental best practice)
• Free display advert on The Green Organisation website – linking to your site
• Free membership of Partners in Protecting the Planet – with additional logo use and certificate
• Hotline access to environment reference library
• Editorial in Eco Echo
• Political representation
• Optional involvement with Green Apple Awards
• Discounted tickets for Green Organisation events

Sole

Trader
£300

Small Business
£400
Medium Business
£500
Large Business
£600

Silver Membership Benefits

• ALL of the Bronze Membership benefits, plus…
• Invitation to offer your goods or services to other Green Organisation members
• Free tickets for Green Organisation events
• Vinyl membership logo sticker
• Membership badge
• A3 mega-certificate of Ecompliance (self-assessment verified by Green Organisation)Plus discounts on• Accountancy
• Legal Services
• Marketing
• Public Relations
• Photography
• Design
• Website creation
• Green energy
• Telesales
• Editorial services
• Print
• Flood protection
• Building, repair, maintenance
• Environmental consultancy
• Event organisation
• Promotional, marketing items & gifts

Sole
Trader
1-2 employees
£450
Small Business
3-50 employees
£600
Medium Business
51-250 employees
£750 employees
Large Business
250+
£900

Gold Membership Benefits

All of the Bronze and Silver Membership benefits, plus…• Buy one, get one free (free membership for a client/associate/etc)
• A3 mega-certificate of Corporate Commitment to the Environment
• Free tickets to every Green Organisation event
• Opportunities to address Green Organisation audiences
• Full page advertisement in The Green Book worldwide work of reference
• Opportunities to host regional meetings
• Green Organisation flag

Sole
Trader
£600
Small Business
£800
Medium Business
£1000
Large Business
£1200

Platinum Membership

All of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Membership benefits plus:Get one year’s membership free when you pay 5 years’ fees in advance

International Membership

• A4 Membership certificate
• Sign-up A4 certificate for Code of Conduct
• Use of Green Organisation logo on your stationery, marketing materials, website, etc
• Copy of the 300+ Green Book CD (work of reference on environmental best practice)
• Hotline access to environment reference library
• Advertisement and editorial in Eco Echo
• Optional involvement with the Green Apple Awards
• Discounted Sponsorship opportunities
• Green ideas/Green investors
• Free tickets for Green Organisation events
• Buy one get one free (free membership for a client)
• Tree planted in your name
• Vinyl membership stickers
• Membership logo pin badge
• Link to your website from Green Organisation site.

Sole
Trader
£450
Small Business
£600
Medium Business
£750
Large Business
£900