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Become a Green Certified Business


The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with the Sonoma Green Business Program, is pleased to offer Santa Rosa businesses the opportunity to become a certified Green Business. Becoming a certified Green Business helps you save money, enhances your company's community image, and provides free promotion of your business.

The Sonoma Green Business Program is a partnership of government agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes, and promotes local organizations, focusing on small- to medium-sized consumer-oriented businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way. To be certified, participants must be in compliance with all environmental regulations and meet program standards (PDF) for conserving resources, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste.

Benefits of Being Green Certified


Being Green Certified brings many benefits for your business:
  • Saving energy, water and raw materials saves you money. Sending less trash to the landfill saves you money, too.
  • Developing a positive, proactive relationship with local compliance inspectors can help you avoid liability, fines and other sanctions.
  • The Program promotes Green Businesses to the public and other businesses (again, for free)!
  • Your company's community image is enhanced through Green Business certification.
  • Your employees will enjoy a safer workplace and will have one more reason to take pride in working for you.
  • The Green Business Program offers you free, convenient, time-saving assistance.
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See Becoming Green to learn how your business can get certified, or download and complete the application and email, or fax to 707-565-7231.

Green Resources


The City of Santa Rosa is making many strides to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from municipal operations and community-wide activities.

Business Rebates for Water Conservation


The Utilities Department rewards businesses for conserving water.

Solar Sonoma County


Santa Rosa is one of 25 cities now recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as Solar America Cities partners committed to solar technology adoption at the local level.

Santa Rosa Build it Green (SR-BIG)


Santa Rosa Build It Green is a program to promote environmental protection through building and remodeling with a more sustainable approach.

Sonoma Green Business Program


Sonoma Green Business Program is a partnership of government agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes, and promotes local organizations, focusing on small- to medium-sized consumer-oriented businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way.

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency's Mandatory Commercial Recycling


Find information on California's new mandatory commercial recycling law which is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts.