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This year, the California Green Business Program has saved 835,334 metric tons of CO2 with a total savings of $3,083,277. That's the equivalent of planting 44,161 acres of urban trees a year for ten years.

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1. Is there a fee for the Green Business Program?

2. How long does it take for a business to obtain Green Business certification?

3. What do I need to do to be a Green Business?

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5. What can I do to expedite my application?

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About Us

The California Green Business Program leads the state and nation in working with small to medium sized businesses to grow a vibrant and healthy green economy. Led by a coalition of cities and counties, we contribute to more livable communities with healthier environments, while also conserving resources and saving money.

The program is funded by grass-roots contributions from local government and utility partners to make it accessible to small to medium sized businesses in California.

Contact Us

The California Green Business Network is a nonprofit organization that oversees programs operated by Chambers of Commerce, cities and counties throughout California. Businesses that apply receive personal attention from the public agencies and the utilities that serve them.

The counties and cities that offer the Program are listed below. County programs are generally available to businesses located in all cities within that county.

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New programs are organizing. If your city or county is not listed, contact your local jurisdiction to find out whether a program in your community may be launching soon.

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Pamela Evans
pamela.evans@acgov.org
Bay Area Region

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

Susan Psara, Green Business Coordinator
925.335-3220
Susan.Psara@hsd.cccounty.us
Bay Area Region

CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH

Lisa Ryder
310.874.2499
lisarydermoore@gmail.com

CITY OF LOS ANGELES

George Payba
213-485-3698
george.payba@lacity.org
Steve Moch
mochs@email.laccd.edu
Elektra Grant,
Sustainability Assessments Manager
elektra@artsearthpartnership.org

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH

Lisa Ryder
310-874-2499
lisarydermoore@gmail.com
Manhattan Beach Region

MARIN COUNTY

Dana Armanino
415-499-3292
darmanino@marincounty.org
Bay Area Region

CITY OF MISSION VIEJO

Ian Bevan, Coordinator
Ian@economicsinc.net

MONTEREY COUNTY

831-755-4579
recycle@co.monterey.ca.us
Monterey Region

NAPA COUNTY

Deborah Elliott
707-259-5969
deborah.elliott@countyofnapa.org
Bay Area Region

CITY OF RIVERSIDE

Andrew Markis
Account Manager – Sustainability Officer
(951) 826-5532
amarkis@riversideca.gov

SAN BENITO COUNTY

Jeremy Simmons
831-636-4110
jsimmons@cosb.us
Monterey Region

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

415-355-3778
greenbusiness@sfenvironment.org
San Francisco Region

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

Frank Ferral, Programs and Policy Director
San Joaquin and Fresno Counties
209-547-2770
fferral@stocktonchamber.org
Central Valley Region

SAN MATEO COUNTY

Emi Hashizume,
Green Business Coordinator
650-599-1441
Bay Area Region

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Frances Gilliland, Program Director
805-705-1686
coordinator@greenbizsbc.org
Santa Barbara Region

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Lisa Rose
408-282-3166
lisa.rose@aem.sccgov.org
Bay Area Region

CITY OF SANTA CRUZ

Mary Simmons
831-420-5592
msimmons@cityofsantacruz.com
Monterey Region

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Ana Maria Rebelo
831-477-3976
greenbusiness@co.santa-cruz.ca.us
Monterey Region

CITY OF SANTA MONICA

Susy Borlido, Coordinator
310-458-8716 x2
smgbc@sustainableworks.org
Karl Bruskotter
310-458-2255
karl.bruskotter@smgov.net
Santa Monica Region

SOLANO COUNTY

Narcissa Untal
707-784-3172
nuntal@solanocounty.com
Bay Area Region

SONOMA COUNTY

Coordinator
707-565-6455
SonomaGreen@sonoma-county.org
Bay Area Region

CITY OF THOUSAND OAKS

Rod Cordova
805-449-2468
rcordova@toaks.org
City of Thousand Oaks

CITY OF VENTURA

Courtney Lindberg
805-667-6502
clindberg@cityofventura.net
City of Ventura

CITY OF WATSONVILLE

Julianne Rhodes
831-431-3485
jrhodes@envirocentives.com
Monterey Region

Pacific Gas and Electric Company supports and funds the energy conservation aspects of the California Green Business Program and the local City and County agencies that administer the them in their territory. This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

“PG&E” refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. © 2015 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. All rights reserved.

This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement G14-EA-001 to the California Air Resources Board. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned in this document.