About the Green Masters Program

The 2017 Green Masters Program is now open!

The Green Masters Program is a recognition and assessment program for Wisconsin businesses interested in improving and being recognized for their sustainability initiatives. The objective of the Green Masters Program is to provide companies with a benchmark for themselves and the ability to compare their sustainability performance to other companies in their sector. In addition, we seek to recognize businesses and help them to distinguish themselves from their peers.


                                                                   GMP Mission

We provide businesses with the tools they need to understand their sustainability progress and strive for continuous improvement.


   GMP Vision

We believe that the right tools and a little bit of competition will push business to lead the way on the challenge of sustainability.

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Why apply to the Green Masters Program?

Apply to the Green Masters Program

Apply now to the State’s largest and most recognized sustainability recognition program, and you will become part of a network with over 175 Wisconsin businesses who are establishing credentials in the sustainability area. The application consists of simply a survey of actions that your business has taken in their Wisconsin facilities. To apply today, click here!

Please visit the participants’ page to view the Green Masters companies for 2016.


Program Changes

As the Green Masters Program goes into its seventh consecutive year, some changes have been made to the structure and logistics of applying. These changes have been made to not only help the program run more smoothly, but to get participants their results and certificates more quickly.

  • The program will always be free for first time applicants
  • The program will be free for all returning participants as long as they apply before September 1st
  • For participants that miss the September 1st deadline, but apply before October 1st, there will be a $100 charge
  • For participants that apply between October 1st and October 31st, there will be a $250 charge
  • Any participant will be able to update a previously submitted application for free, up until the October 31st program closing date
  • Sector specific dashboards will have a processing fee of $100. However, if you refer another company to the program you will receive a dashboard free of charge.
  • If you have any questions regarding the changes, you can scroll down to find more information on our FAQ page, or email us at greenmasters@wisconsinsustainability.com.


Download the Application

The Green Masters Program is an objective, points-based recognition program that enables Wisconsin institutions of all sizes and from any sector to join a group of like- minded companies that are “on the road to sustainability.” Developed by the WI Sustainable Business Council, in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin, the Green Masters Program helps to recognize Wisconsin’s sustainability leaders and encourage continuous improvement.

We recommend that organizations download the application before applying online. Companies have found that downloading the application helps them to identify different actions they can take to boost their sustainability efforts and ensure that they claim credit for all of the sustainability actions already implemented. Once you’re ready to apply, please see the “Apply to the Green Masters Program” section above. We do not have a way to process PDF applications, so please be sure to apply online rather than filling out the PDF and emailing it. 

Version 6.0 of the Green Masters application was released in January 2017. A PDF version of the application is available, please complete the short form below to have the application sent to your email:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Company Name (required)

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Sector (required)

Have you applied to the program before?

If you are new to the program and were referred by another business, feel free to name drop below:


Please take a moment to view the broad cross-section of businesses enrolled in the Green Masters Program. These businesses are all leaders, not only within their sectors, but also within the State. From small service-oriented businesses to large manufacturers, the Green Masters Program recognizes leading businesses in the sustainability area from around the state. Furthermore, all Green Masters participants are ready and willing to help you find a better path towards sustainability. Click here to see all of the participants.

To join the distribution list for information about the WI Sustainable Business Council, please email tom@wisconsinsustainability.com


Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the program or contact Tom Eggert, Executive Director, at tom@wisconsinsustainability.com or Kevin Banas, Program Coordinator, at kevin@wisconsinsustainability.com.