City of Santa Cruz
Green Business Program

O'Neil Sea Odyssey Gets Certified!

O'Neil Sea Odyssy is a living classroom aboard a 65-foot catamaran sailing the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Students from schools throughout Central California engage directly with the marine habitat and learn how land-based activities affect the ocean environment. OSO's mission to foster environmental stewardship in young people dovetails perfectly with the Green Business Network's principles of resource conservation. We are proud to welcome O'Neil's into the program as a Certified Green Business.

  • Allterra Environmental, Inc.

    Allterra is a locally owned certified small business that specializes in solar system design and installation for homeowners and businesses. Allterra has a focus on sustainable operations and trains staff members on green practices.

    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Bagitos are bags with a story. Conceived as a way to support K-12 environmental literacy, Bagitos are premium reusable shopping bags made from rPet (100% recycled plastics). Designed to be ultra-convenient and durable, each one removes 25 lbs of plastic from the waste stream.

    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Charlie Hong Kong Restaurant

    Charlie Hong Kong was one of the first businesses in Santa Cruz County to become a Green Business. We use organic locally grown produce, we're committed to minimal waste, and energy conservation. Being good to the earth and our bodies is our mission.

    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore

    The Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s primary mission is to provide additional funding to support our home building goals while offering quality used materials at affordable prices. Our motto is Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Rebuild.

    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Kai Family Dentistry

    Every member of our team is dedicated to creating a positive patient experience while minimizing waste, using water efficiently, reducing pollution, and conserving energy. We use digital radiography, composite (mercury-free) restorations, and less harmful cleaning/sterilizing products.

    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Looker Data

    Looker has made a conscious effort to minimize single use paper and plastic products in the workplace encourages recycling with the presence of recycling bins next to all trash bins, provides locked bike storage to encourage biking to work, minimizes printed documentation, and uses motion sensors.

    Santa Cruz, CA
  • New Leaf Markets

    In 1993, New Leaf started the Envirotoken program to support local, nonprofit organizations working for the environment and to encourage shoppers to bring in and reuse grocery bags. Customers receive tokens worth 10¢ to give to local, non-profit organizations for each large grocery bag they reuse.

    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles

    We strive to make sure all landfill materials are separated, recycled, and reused on a daily basis. We have upgraded ALL lighting in the factory to LED, reprogrammed all machinery to not cycle on during non-business hours, and we efficiently manage our HVAC systems.

    Santa Cruz, CA