Our next step was to assist in the development of a web-based directory of regionally available green products.  The summer and fall of 2005 were used to research other green purchasing websites and to develop the initial www.FingerLakesBuyGreen.org website.  

In 2006, an expanded team of Sustainable Tompkins contractors and Solid Waste staff finalized the logo and graphic images, recruited stores and suppliers to participate in the website, and formed an advisory committee to set standards and develop a marketing strategy to engage both suppliers and purchasers.  The site went live when the sections on office supplies and cleaning supplies were completed.  Since then, sections on home repair and maintenance, compostable serviceware, and yard and garden supplies have been added.