Green Your Business

Local resources to help businesses learn how to go green, get certified, and network with other green businesses.

Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 7:51 PM

Getting Certified as a Green Business

Alameda County Green Business Program

The Alameda County Green Business Program can certify a business that can show that they practice water and energy conservation and pollution prevention. Certified Green Businesses can use the highly recognizable logo when they advertise their business. and they network with other Certified Green Businesses.

Learn about becoming Certified Green Business in Alameda County at the Alameda County Green Business Program.

Green America (formerly Co-Op America)

Green America is an organization that can help consumers find socially-responsible and environmentally-friendly businesses. Learn more about joining the Green American organization at Green America.

Learn More About How to Create A Greener Business in the City of Oakland

Business Recycling and Waste Reduction in Oakland can help you learn about recycling, composting and waste reduction in Alameda County. Learn more about these programs at

East Bay Energy Watch

The City of Oakland, along with PG&E, the City of Berkeley, and Alameda County and Contra Costa County are working together at East Bay Energy Watch (EBEW) to reduce energy use by giving people information about energy efficiency and installing energy efficient equipment to eligible PG&E customers. Learn more about getting energy efficient services at PG&E Business Resource Center.

Take a Class to Learn About Greening Your Business

Organizations that provide Green Business classes.

Network with Other Local Green Businesses

Sustainable Business Alliance
Based in Berkeley, the Sustainable Business Alliance is a membership organization for Bay Area businesses committed to greater environmental and socially responsible business practices. Workshops and networking events every month.

Green Chamber of Commerce
The Green Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to fostering the success of businesses committed to environmental and social responsibility. Based in the Bay Area, the Green Chamber is working to build chapters across the country.

Certified Green Businesses
Alameda County certifies green businesses. When you become certified, you join a network of other green businesses, and will be invited to green businesses events.