Why Get Certified?

Good for California. Great for business.

There has never been a better time to go green! Below are some of the biggest reasons to become a California Green Business Partner.

It’s good for the environment.

You’ll be doing your part to fight climate change by saving your company’s valuable resources as well as the environment.

Save money.

Green Businesses implement practices that lead to cost savings in energy, water, and garbage bills. Going through the Green Business Program is free in most regions or requires a small processing fee.

Improve employee wellness and productivity.

By using less toxic products, staff members benefit. And who in California doesn’t want to work for a cutting edge environmentally-conscious business?

Enjoy a marketing edge over the competition.

Customers increasingly want to patronize businesses that are doing their part for the environment. According to a recent survey of California Green Businesses, 42% reported an increase in business since receiving their recognition.

Receive recognition as environmental leaders by your local city or county.

California Green Businesses are promoted on websites, in e-newsletters, in the press, in online and print advertising, at promotional events and mixers, and by displaying the window decal and program seal on marketing materials.