The Santa Monica Green Business Certification Program is an official certification program of the City of Santa Monica and is part of the California Green Business Network (CAGBN). CAGBN leads the state and nation in working with small to medium-sized businesses to grow a vibrant and healthy green economy. The Program fosters more livable communities with healthier environments, while also conserving resources and helping businesses cut costs.
These programs are funded by contributions from local government and utility partners to make it accessible to small and medium-sized businesses in California.
The certification movement came from the need to recognize excellence in the many steps businesses take to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations. Until certification programs took root, customers had no way of recognizing which businesses were going "green." The City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Travel + Tourism, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Buy Local Santa Monica, and Sustainable Works partner together to certify and recognize green businesses in our community by issuing them a Green Business Certification under the guidelines of the CAGBN.