Many businesses have taken steps to incorporate voluntary sustainable practices into their operations.

The City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, Chamber of Commerce, Arts Earth Partnership, and Sustainable Works have joined together to recognize green businesses in our community.

Join a growing number of business leaders.

Save money by saving resources.

Get recognized.

It makes good business sense!

A Certified Green Business Enjoys...

  • Customer loyalty
  • High profile business listings and promotional benefits
  • A strengthened bottom-line through operating efficiencies
  • Exclusive green business events
  • GBC window decal and logo use
  • Membership in the California Green Business Network

Who can apply for Santa Monica Green Business Certification?

Only businesses with a commercial location in Santa Monica can apply. Businesses must fall under one of these sectors:

*minimum 2 employees
*if your business does not fall under one of the above sectors, you are not eligible to apply for GBC at this time

"When we decided to green Hartnell, we focused on energy efficiency, chemicals, recycling and replacing plastics with more earth friendly products. We posted our new greening efforts on our website and in a search for a new assistant, the best applicants mentioned that when they saw the green program on our site they were even more attracted to work with us.  The biggest benefit working to achieve Green Business Certification is that after accomplishing our goals, it inspired us to do more. We have learned that, unlike for Kermit, it IS easy being green.  Clients also feel more inclined to support a business that has similar goals to their personal choices."

-Hanna Hartnell, Owner, Hartnell

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Santa Monica Travel & Tourism Sustainable Works Office of Sustainability and the Environment Arts Earth Partnership