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 Business is a no-brainer -- a win-win situation that saves you money and protects the environment. Customers appreciate our being a Green Business."
--Bob Buchen, Complete Auto Service, San Pablo
"The Green Business Program promotes your efforts. You can be a small business doing the right thing, but it won't increase your business until the community knows.
Becoming a Green Business has given us a higher profile within our community. People enjoy shopping here in part because of our environmental actions."
--Larry Hasset, Palo Alto Hardware, Palo Alto
Green Your Business
A Green Business...
Green Businesses receive recognition through:
What Do I Have to Do?
Comply with environmental regulationsLocal agencies will provide technical assistance, if needed, and verify that your business complies with applicable environmental regulations. Depending on your business type this could include site visits from wastewater, storm water, hazardous materials, and air quality staff.
Conserve resources, prevent pollution, reduce wasteUse a Green Business checklist to select and record what you are doing to green your operations. Some actions businesses take include:
Pledge to stay Green
Click the Apply link and you'll be on your way to becoming a Green Business!
Contact your Green Business Program Coordinatorto learn more about the Green Business Standards, and what it takes to become a Green Business. Businesses can receive advice and technical assistance at no cost from the Coordinators and their public agency/utility partners.