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 Landscaper
It's a Natural"I was already using many of the green practices because they make good business sense. Now that I'm certified, I'm getting the added benefits of advertising and business recognition, which helps me attract clients."
- Nate Silin, New Growth Landscaping
"Practices like grasscycling, water conservation, and selection of appropriate plants have helped me save money by reducing plants that need to be installed, the materials that need to be removed from sites, and water use."
-Tom Del Conte, Del Conte Landscaping
How can landscapers "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 Tips for Landscapers