How to get started:
Print or download the appropriate Green Business Certification (GBC) Program checklist for your business. Then simply review the program checklist to determine if this program is a good fit for your business.
If you decide you want to pursue certification, contact the Green Business Certification Program Coordinator, Sustainable Works, to register for the GBC Program at 310.458.8716 x2.*
- Schedule the required assessments by contacting an expert in the following programs:
Energy efficiency: 310.458.2238
Water efficiency and urban runoff 310.458.8972 x1
Read through the checklist options and check all boxes that apply to your business.
These can be existing or newly adopted measures implemented in order to meet the GBC program requirements.
Submit or email 2 copies of your completed checklist with payment to Sustainable Works:
Payment depends on sector and size of business-see Checklist and Application for more details.
Green Business Certification Program
1744 Pearl Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Please make check payable to: Community Partners, F.B.O. Sustainable Works
Sustainable Works will call to schedule on-site verification.
Congratulations! Assuming your on-site verification is a success, you are now ready to be certified and even more importantly, recognized for your green practices. Immediately following the on-site verification, you will receive a Santa Monica Certified Green Business window decal to market your achievement and an electronic version of the GBC logo to use in your promotional materials. Then you'll join a growing number of prominent green businesses in the community.
* Please note that the Green Business Certification program is not a business greening consultation. It is a program for businesses with established green practices. If you are interested in a free business greening consultation and are located in the City of Santa Monica, please visit the Sustainable Works Business Greening Program .
"Working through the Green Business Certification program put us on a solid path toward sustainability. As a green hotel we have made a commitment to promote a lifestyle that ensures our environmental impact is as minimal and positive as possible - Santa Monica's Green Business Certification helps us stay true to that promise!"
-Deirdre Wallace, President, The Ambrose