U.P. Green is a Michigan non-profit offering two programs: U.P. Green Recycling and the U.P. Green Business Zone. U.P. Green Recycling offers tips and tools to recycle and re-purpose in the Upper Peninsula. Active recycling and re-purposing services will begin later this October in Baraga County. The U.P. Green Business Zone is designed to help U.P. businesses receive focused expertise on running Green, Clean & Lean operations and to build procurement opportunities for sustainable and eco-responsible U.P. businesses. In July 2013, the GBZ became a new, official member of the new U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Residential Network, which connects energy efficiency programs and partners to share best practices and learn from each other to dramatically increase the number of American homes that are energy efficient.