Become a Certified Green Business with the State of California

03/01/2024

Reasons why you should go green with your business

At the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce's Green Team of San Joaquin Program, we are passionate about fostering a business community that prioritizes sustainability. One of the clearest ways to demonstrate this commitment is by becoming a Certified Green Business. This certification not only showcases your dedication to environmental stewardship but also brings numerous benefits to your company, the community, and the planet.

Why Get Certified?

Environmental Impact: By becoming a Certified Green Business, you contribute to the fight against climate change and resource depletion. Your commitment to conserving resources and preventing pollution reflects positively on both your business and the environment.

Cost Savings: Implementing sustainable practices often leads to significant cost savings. From reducing energy and water consumption to minimizing waste, green initiatives can result in lower utility bills and operational expenses.

Employee Wellbeing: Creating a healthier work environment by using less toxic products can improve employee wellness and productivity. Staff members appreciate working for environmentally-conscious businesses, fostering a positive workplace culture.

Competitive Advantage: In today's market, consumers are increasingly inclined to support businesses that prioritize sustainability. By obtaining Green Business certification, you differentiate yourself from competitors and attract environmentally-conscious customers.

Recognition and Promotion: Certified Green Businesses receive recognition as environmental leaders from local governments and organizations. This recognition includes promotion through various channels, such as websites, newsletters, press releases, and promotional events.

How to Get Certified

Reach out to our Green Team Coordinator, Frank Farrel to start the certification process!

Frank Ferral
Frank Farrel

Chief Policy Officer
(209) 292-8434
eMail Frank

Areas of Focus

Green Businesses implement practices across various areas to promote sustainability and cost savings. Here are some key focus areas:

  • Reduced Water Use: Install low flow toilets and auto-off faucets to conserve water.
  • Conserve Energy: Upgrade lighting and equipment to minimize energy consumption.
  • Commute Sustainably: Encourage alternative transportation options for employees to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Prevent Pollution: Eliminate harmful chemicals and ensure proper disposal practices.
  • Use Non-Toxic Cleaners: Opt for environmentally preferable cleaning chemicals to safeguard health and the environment.
  • Avoid Waste: Minimize packaging, printing, and purchasing to reduce waste generation.
  • Recycle Materials: Implement recycling and composting programs to divert waste from landfills.
  • Hire Local Vendors: Support local businesses to reduce transportation-related emissions and promote community engagement.

Embrace sustainability and join us in the journey towards a greener, more prosperous Stockton. Together, we can make a positive impact on our community and the planet. Get certified as a Green Business today!



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