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Mar 06

Green Business in Ventura

Posted on March 6, 2020 at 6:43 AM by Natalie Nebilak

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A recent survey suggests that demand for green products appears to be increasing: 27% of respondents said they are more likely to buy a sustainable product and/or service than 5 years ago.


What is the Green Business Program?

The California Green Business Network leads the state and nation in working with small to medium sized businesses to create a vibrant green economy. Led by a coalition of cities and counties, we contribute by helping to make our communities healthier and more livable while also conserving resources and saving money. There are many benefits to getting recognized as a green business. Here are the three most important reasons:

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Great for the environment: Conserving energy, water, and resources is great for the environment.The California Green Business Network will show you how. You know what else it’s great for? Your bottom line.

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Great for communities: Businesses enroll in our program for many different reasons. Some come for the rebates, some do it because it’s the right thing to do. All businesses stay for the networking and the sense of community. As we build a greener, more vibrant economy, communities thrive.

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Green business is smart business: When customers see that you are GREEN certified, they know you’re more than just a business. You are a solution to a real environmental challenge. That translates into dollars and good sense.

A few more perks!

Marketing Edge

Enjoy a marketing edge over the competition: Customers increasingly want to patronize businesses that are doing their part for the environment. According to a recent survey of California Green Businesses, 42% reported an increase in business since receiving their recognition. That’s INCREDIBLE!

Receive recognition as environmental leaders by your local city

Recognitionor county: California Green Businesses are promoted on websites, in e-newsletters, in the press, in online and print advertising, at promotional events and mixers, and by displaying the window decal and program seal on marketing materials.

What does it mean to be a Green Business?

Being a Certified Green Business is the clearest way to show your community and customers that you care about sustainability. It shows them that you are committed to taking action to conserve resources and prevent pollution in both the facility and operations. It means that your business complies with environmental regulations in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality.

Green Businesses implement practices that lead to cost savings in energy, water, and garbage bills and we provide free technical assistance to help businesses make lasting changes.

How is Green Business helping the City of Ventura?
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How to become a Certified Green Business.

Becoming a Green Business Member is great for local business, the environment and the community. And it’s easy to do. Go green in three simple steps. Register and Apply

Register & Apply

Starting is easy. Register here and fill out the application. We ask some basic questions about your business. Take your time! There’s no rush.

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We’ll review your application, help you with items that might prove more challenging, and put you in touch with potential rebates and free technical assistance. Once you have completed the process, we’ll schedule a final evaluation.

Create Your Profile

Create profile

Congratulations! You’re now a green business. Use our online tool to create your company profile and let everyone know who you are! We look forward to promoting your business!

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