High Point Market class will help make your store eco-friendly


Furniture retailers interested in making their stores more eco-friendly can take a six-hour course at High Point Market.   

The Sustainable Furnishings Council accreditation course, GREENleaders, at High Point Market will provide retailers with a better understanding of sustainability issues while offering practical solutions for growing an eco-friendly home furnishings business.

GREENleaders at High Point Market will be presented in a new, more manageable format, over the course of two mornings.  Included is a networking luncheon for all marketattendees.

The course is approved by IDCEC for .6 HSW CEUs (6 ceu) and by GBCI for 6 CE hours for LEED Professionals. Completing GREENleaders also results in acknowledgement as a GREEN Accredited Professional, a designation maintained with continuing education.

GREENleaders will be presented in the Seminar Room at Suites at Market Square, April 9 and 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The SFC Networking Luncheon follows class on April 9. Retailers who are interested in learning more or registering can go here.

Susan Inglis, executive director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, will facilitate the GREENleaders discussions. She has led the council in working with industry leaders to establish criteria to gauge the sustainability of furniture products and practices; develop programs for educating all sectors of the industry; and attract hundreds of companies to membership. Inglis serves on the board of the American Sustainable Business Council and was awarded the 2009 Education Award by WithIt and a 2017 Visionary Leadership award by the NC Business Council. She lives in North Carolina.