To become a Certified Green Business, participants must meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste, and comply with all environmental laws and regulations.
The City of Los Angeles Green Business Certification Program gives consumers the opportunity to know which businesses are “green” when purchasing goods and services, and gives businesses an incentive to consider implementing environmentally-friendly policies such as resource conservation and recycling, pollution prevention, and environmentally preferable purchasing, thereby reducing their impact to the environment.
A Certified Green Business receives the following:
A certificate to post at their establishment
An electronic version of the logo to use in their promotional materials
A green resource guide
Other benefits may be added as the programs grow.
The City of Los Angeles Green Business Certification Program is divided into three parts, involving three different segments of the business community:
the Green Arts Program, in partnership with the Arts: Earth Partnership (AEP) and the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.
the Green Business Program, in partnership with the Los Angeles Community College District; and
the Green Lodging Program, operating in partnership with Green Seal, Inc. and the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board;
Certified Green Businesses practicing resource efficiency are assuming stewardship for the Earth and its resources, with the goals of achieving a successful business operation, a healthy bottom line, and sustenance of the environment and its inhabitants. A Green Business not only conserves resources, but educates employees and customers about resource conservation.
For more information, please contact:
CITY OF LOS ANGELES | LASAN | Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division PHONE: 213-485-2260 | FAX: 213-485-3828 | EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Green Arts Program operates in collaboration with Arts: Earth Partnership (AEP), and the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. The Green Arts Program certifies theaters, galleries, studios, performing arts companies, museums, and other venues hosting arts-related activities using AEP’s Cultural Facility/Theater/Museum/Art Gallery/Studio Certification Checklist.Press