CA Green Business Network

Client: Green Business Programs around the state

Duration: 2005 to the present

Website:greenbusinessca.org

In 2005, programs throughout the state formed the California Green Business Network which meets regularly to share experiences, and promote consistency and efficient operations. The California Green Business Network is a group of local governments operating similar green business programs. Network members collaborated on the development of a database that quantifies environmental benefits, which manages the process from the time a business applies until it achieves Green Business status, and provides searchable listings to allow potential customers to easily find Green Businesses throughout the state. The database accumulates environmental outcome data at the program or state level based on the specific practices implemented by businesses qualifying for certification. The CAGBN currently includes 25 active programs, which collectively have certified over 3000 businesses.