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 Restaurant
Becoming a Green Restaurant is Rewarding and Saves MoneyFor Zatar's chefs/owners, Waiel and Kelly Majid, the preparation of a delicious dish begins with the planting of a seed. They grow over a half acre of vegetables, fruits and herbs which help supply this Mediterranean restaurant's kitchen. Garden and locally grown, organic ingredients ensure freshness and superior quality, naturally resulting in tastier food! The Majids also keep Zatar's food waste to a minimum by composting all raw kitchen scraps for the garden and feeding cooked kitchen scraps to their chickens and worm bin. Zatar's garden has been featured in Organic Gardening Magazine.
How can restaurants "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 Restaurant Practices
Conserve Energy and Water
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle