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Green Business Certification

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Green Business program - get Certified!

Green-Bus-Program-LogoThe Green Business Program acknowledges businesses that have modified operations to ensure they operate in an environmentally conscious manner that maximizes efficiency, reducing their impact on our environment while saving money. To be a certified Green Business, a participant must be in compliance with state and local regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste. Want to become a green business? Call us at (831) 242-8732 or visit the Monterey Bay Green Business website to start your application today!


Download the most current City of Monterey Recycling & Waste Enclosure Standards and Guidelines for your new or existing construction projects.


Links and Resources

Helpful Environmental Links
The No Drugs Down the Drain Program is state-wide California public outreach program that educates the public about not disposing of unused, unwanted, or expired medications down the drain.
The Bottles and Cans website provides information regarding the California Redemption Value (CRV) that you receive when you recycle your bottles and cans.
CalRecycle is the state’s leading authority on recycling, waste reduction, and product reuse. CalRecycle plays an important role in the stewardship of California’s vast resources and promotes innovation in technology to encourage economic and environmental sustainability.
Build it Green offers trusted green building training, tools, technical expertise, and partnership opportunities for key stakeholders including public agencies, builders, developers, architects, contractors, affordable housing advocates, real estate professionals, suppliers, and homeowners.
The U.S. Green Building Council offers the LEED certification program. LEED is used to distinguish which buildings are considered green buildings based on pre-defined criteria related to environmental sustainability and preservation.
State of California’s Green Building Code Standards for development.
The EPA energy saver website can provide you with area-specific energy saving tips. Simply visit the website and type in your zip code.
The Energy Star website provides a complete list of items that are energy star certified and the benefits of purchasing these environmentally friendly products.
Educational Resources