The Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council is a business-led educational and advocacy organization whose mission is to promote sustainable business viability, awareness, and impact within the Chesapeake region (MD, DC and VA).
A strategy for an emerging organization like CSBC is to work with effective, established and pioneering organizations like our allies at the Instutite for Local Self-Reliance. ILSR is an example of an outstanding group that for over 40 years has been proving that many solutions exists that can benefit the common good - and still work well within our economic system. This video is a great summarie of how one organization can do so much to help organizations like CSBC expedite real change.Stephen Shaff, Executive Director
2016 CSBC LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES:
Once every four years, the presidential election shapes our future and has a real impact on business. With income inequality growing and climate change worsening, the stakes are high. Although the challenges are great, the power of the sustainable business community to provide solutions is greater
The Bottle Bill Works!
“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and
more like an immense pile of filth.” -Pope Francis, ‘Laudato si’ 2015
Why Support Paid Sick Days?
Everyone gets sick and everyone deserves the opportunity
to recover without risking income or job loss.
Tell Maryland legislators to hold Big Chicken accountable!We can hold giant chicken corporations accountable for their waste by passing the Poultry Litter Management Act, which requires companies to pick up excess manure from their farms and to dispose of it in a way that protects communities and the Chesapeake Bay.