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Business Greening Program

The Business Greening Program helps businesses increase resource efficiency and "green their bottom- line." The program is FREE to Santa Monica businesses and will save money and time through increased efficiency and employee education.  This one year program provides businesses with the tools they need to implement environmental actions and policies company-wide.

 Single-Use Carryout Bag Ban

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Buy Local Santa Monica

Buy Local Santa Monica was created by representatives of the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to support local businesses and raise awareness of the community, economic and environmental benefits of choosing local first. 

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Non-Recyclable Food Service
Container Ban


Healthy Nail Salon Program

The Healthy Nail Salon Program is a partnership between the City of Santa Monica and the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative - a voluntary program available to all of the approximately 30 nail salons across the city to promote healthier and safer nail salon environments for workers, owners, and consumers. Program Info



Green Business Certification Program

In an effort to recognize and certify the outstanding green businesses in our community and promote their services, the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Works and the Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau have teamed up to create the Green Business Certification Program. By participating in this program and becoming certified, businesses will enjoy the unique benefits of this select group. 


Sustainable Quality Awards

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the City of Santa Monica, and Sustainable Works have developed the Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) to identify and recognize businesses in the Santa Monica area that are successfully incorporating sustainable practices into their operations.  The SQA is an annual event that promotes the efforts of local businesses that have made significant achievements in the areas of sustainable economic development, social responsibility, and stewardship of the natural environment. 



Green Business Santa Monica  
Last updated: Wednesday, 08/08/2018
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