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Close Dumpster Lids

Poster reminder to close dumpster lids after use.

Enironmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy

These are some of the requirements of the Bay Area Green Business certification for reducing environmental impacts and worker hazards while increasing sustainability.

Enironmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy

These are some requirements of the Bay Area Green Business certification for reducing environmental impact and hazards to workers while increasing sustainability.

Environmental Policy and Environmental Preferable Purchasing Statement

This is a template for a company's commitment to maintain sustainable practices regarding maintenance, management, purchasing, facilities, tenant services, education, and support.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy - Automotive Repair

These are some requirements of the Bay Area Green Business certigfication that apply to automotive repair businesses.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy - Janitorial Cleaning

These are some requirements of the Bay Area Green Business certification which pertain to home and office cleaning operations.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy - Restaurant

These are some requirements of the Bay Area Green Business certification that apply to restaurants and cafes.

Green Business Program Introduction Presentation

A powerpoint that presents the merits of a Green Business Program to engage stakeholders.

Landlord Questions

Items to discuss with your landlord

Local Green Business Program Sample Budget

This is a sample budget for a local Green Business Program.

Model Building Operating Plan: Operations and Maintenance

A list of the required elements of the Building Operating Plan.

Model Building Operating Plan: Operations and Maintenance

Template for a Building Operating Plan

Monterey Bay Area Green Business Newsletter

View the 2011 Monterey Bay Area Green Business

Sample of Green Team efforts and action items

This document provides an example of how one business approached creating a Green Team.

San Francisco Office/Retail Standards

San Francisco Green Business Program green standards for the office/retail sector.

San Francisco Office/Retail Standards

Office/retail standards for the San Francisco Green Business Program

Smart Driving education program

Ways to reduce your impact on the environment using efficient and safe driving practices.

Testing Resources

What is green?

Water Conservation

Ways to make sure water isn't wasted.

Water is a Precious Resource

Tips on how to conserve water indoors and outdoors.

Workshop for Businesses

This presentation is a workshop for businesses interested in becoming certified.

Factsheets and Information

Creating Healthier Work Environments - Choosing less-toxic alternatives at your workplace

This factsheet gives information about the hazards of toxics in air fresheners, electronics, ink, etc. and provides options for disposal, less toxic alternatives, and vendors who sell less-toxic alternatives.

Easy and Safe Cleaning Products for the Home

Cleaning products that can be created from household products instead of using chemical-heavy store bought cleaners.

Enironmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy

These are some requirements of the Bay Area Green Business certification for reducing environmental impact and hazards to workers while increasing sustainability.

Go Solar Santa Cruz

Commercial Solar Brochure

Green Cleaning - Disinfection Guide for Offices

Information on the most effective - and green - ways to maintain good office hygiene.

Green Cleaning Information

Including general information, how to make your own cleaners, and a clarifying disinfection guide for offices.

San Francisco Office/Retail Standards

San Francisco Green Business Program green standards for the office/retail sector.

San Francisco Office/Retail Standards

Office/retail standards for the San Francisco Green Business Program

Santa Cruz County Environmental Products Vendor List

Find a company that supplies recycled content products or Green Seal Certified Janitorial products or anything else that you need for your certification in Santa Cruz County.

The Real Costs of Green Cleaning

This fifteen-page study compares the cost of environmentally preferable cleaning products relative to conventional cleaning products.

Templates

Alameda County Model Purchasing Policy for Office

Adoption and use of this policy meets the Green Business requirement to have a written green purchasing policy.

Enironmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy

These are some requirements of the Bay Area Green Business certification for reducing environmental impact and hazards to workers while increasing sustainability.

Environmental Policy and Environmental Preferable Purchasing Statement

This is a template for a company's commitment to maintain sustainable practices regarding maintenance, management, purchasing, facilities, tenant services, education, and support.

Environmental Policy Template

Attached file for template to use when creating an environmental policy

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy - Automotive Repair

These are some requirements of the Bay Area Green Business certigfication that apply to automotive repair businesses.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy - Janitorial Cleaning

These are some requirements of the Bay Area Green Business certification which pertain to home and office cleaning operations.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy - Restaurant

These are some requirements of the Bay Area Green Business certification that apply to restaurants and cafes.

Example Environmental Policy

This is an example environmental policy that you can adapt and specify to your business and have signed by an officer on letterhead.

Green Purchasing Policy Template

This model policy was developed to be straightforward and consistent with our checklist. Feel free to use this-- but make changes so it is applicable to you! Delete and change things so it is easy to follow, add product links or specs, etc. Make it a useful tool.

Green Team project management template

Keep track of your business' progress through the Green Business Program. Assign employees to specific measures, and designate deadlines for the completion of the project.

Greenhouse Gas Inventory in Monterey Bay Area

Businesses that have over 30 employees in the Monterey Bay Area (Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, and Monterey County) need to fill out a Greenhouse Gas Inventory survey as part of their Green Business Certification.

Local Hiring Model Policy

This is a template for companies to show their commitment to hiring locally. It also lists some resources for advertising open positions.

Model Building Operating Plan: Operations and Maintenance

A list of the required elements of the Building Operating Plan.

Model Building Operating Plan: Operations and Maintenance

Template for a Building Operating Plan

Water Conservation

Ways to make sure water isn't wasted.

Water is a Precious Resource

Tips on how to conserve water indoors and outdoors.

Step by Steps

GHG Calculator

The greenhouse gas calculator helps businesses quantify their carbon footprint by entering energy use and other metrics.

Measuring Toilet Capacity

Steps for how do measure how much water your toilet uses each flush.

San Francisco Office/Retail Standards

San Francisco Green Business Program green standards for the office/retail sector.

Santa Barbara Green Business Academy Intro

Santa Barbara Green Business Academy Intro