The Bay Area Green Business Program serves small to medium-sized businesses in the nine Bay Area Counties.
We have standards for auto services, printing, hotels, restaurants, landscape design and maintenance, remodeling, garment cleaning (wet cleaning or CO2 systems exclusively), dentists, wineries, janitorial services, offices and retail shops.
Other businesses may be eligible. Contact your county coordinator for more information.
Use the links below to learn more:
Becoming a Green Winery
It's EasyThe Benziger Family Winery used a variety of different approaches to conserve resources, reduce pollution and become a Green Business. A recycling program reduced their solid waste generation by 41%. A Process Wastewater Management System allows them to treat and reuse their wastewater for irrigation, which saves between one and one-and-a-half-million gallons of water per year. In addition, the winery has reduced annual energy consumption by 33%.
How can wineries "green" their businesses? First bring their operations into compliance with all environmental regulations, then adopt pollution prevention and resource conservation practices. The program checklists offer a variety of options for meeting program standards. Here are some examples of what you can do.
Top Ten Green Winery Practices
Encourage Green Practices in Employees
Solid & Hazardous Waste Reduction
Conserve Energy & Water
Green Farming Practices
Benificial Byproduct Use