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Green Business 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. 

Disposable Food Service Ware Ordinance

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The new rules require food establishments to distribute food and beverages with marine degradable food service ware.

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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Single-Use Carryout Bag Ban

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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. 


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Last updated: Tuesday, 08/31/2021
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