Waterstar Motors
Coast Produce


Join the network that is greening California.
One business at a time.


Our Impact

Businesses that join our network conserve precious resources, prevent harmful
pollution, and enhance their bottom-line.

1,417,985,914 Pounds of GHGs Emissions Averted


396,538,810 Pounds of Waste Reduced


45,200,190 Therms of Natural Gas Saved


1,458,017,528 Gallons of Water Saved


533,654,531 kWh of Energy Reduced


$ 130,407,042 In Utility Bill


Join the Green Business Community!

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

Green Business is Smart Business


When customers see that you are GREEN certified, they know you’re more than just a business. You are a solution to a real environmental challenge. That translates into dollars and good sense.

Great for the Environment


Conserving energy, water, and resources is great for the environment. The California Green Business Network will show you how. You know what else it’s great for? Your bottom line.

Great for Communities


Businesses get certified for different reasons, but they stay for the sense of community. As we build a greener economy, communities thrive.

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Say Hello to a Community of Innovators

Certified Green Innovators have met the highest verifiable standards of sustainability. They represent the spirit of our work better than any words could describe. And they are leading the movement of businesses in California making a positive impact on people and the planet.

Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
At the Wildling, we want visitors to leave inspired to care about nature, and that means we have to ‘walk our talk’ and be as sustainable as possible. Recertifying and upping our game was very important to us. We appreciate this business network and the resources they offer.
Stacey Otte, Executive DirectorSolvang, CA
Monterey Bay Kayaks
As one of the largest eco-tourism outfits on the central coast, it is essential that we set an example through environmental stewardship and sustainable practices while educating the public about the rich wildlife within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Adam Helm , General ManagerMonterey, CA
Last Minute Gear
Every decision—from purchasing and strategy to usage and disposal—we make with sustainability in mind. Our business is fundamentally green because our mission is to reduce waste and over-consumption by offering alternatives to ownership of outdoor gear (e.g., rentals).
James Dong, OwnerSan Francisco, CA
Rainbow Grocery
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative has shown a strong commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling in all that they do. In addition to offering an abundance of organic and fair-trade products, we encourage container & bag reuse by offering a 5¢ credit to customers.
Paul Knowles, Information Systems DeveloperSan Francisco, CA
California Academy of Sciences
Our green building signifies our commitment to sustainability. Our facility earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest ratings for its eco-friendly design and operations, making the Academy the world’s first Double Platinum museum—and the largest Double Platinum building in the world.
Mike McGee, Interim Executive Director and CFOSan Francisco, CA

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