People. Planet. Profit.

Being a Certified Green Business is the clearest way to show your community and customers that you care about sustainability. It shows them that you are committed to taking action to conserve resources and prevent pollution in both the facility and operations. It means that your business complies with environmental regulations in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality.


A recent survey suggests that demand for green products appears to be increasing: 27% of respondents said they are more likely to buy a sustainable product or service than 5 years ago.


Common Green Business Practices

Use Non-Toxic Cleaners
Use safer, environmentally preferable cleaning chemicals

Avoid Waste
Eliminate unnecessary packaging, printing, and purchasing

Conserve Energy
Upgrade lighting and equipment to save energy

Hire Local Vendors

Working locally means less vehicle use



Reduce Water Use
Low flow toilets and auto-off faucets

Recycle Materials
Divert waste from the landfill through reuse, recycling and composting

Commute Sustainably
Promote and incentivize alternative transportation for employees

Prevent Pollution
Eliminate and/or properly dispose of harmful chemicals