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 Program Network (CAGBN). CAGBN leads the state and nation in working with small to medium-sized businesses to grow a vibrant and healthy green economy. We foster more livable communities with healthier environments, while also conserving resources helping businesses save money.
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 and Tourism, the Chamber of Commerce, Arts Earth Partnership, and Sustainable Works have joined together to certify and recognize green businesses in our community by issuing them a Green Business Certification.