Small Business

To achieve greenhouse gas reductions in a cost effective way, resources on our site have been developed to help small businesses save money and limit their environmental impact.

Calculate the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to support your business with our Carbon Calculator for Small Businesses. An added planning tool is a bonus!

The 2016 Award Program is now open. Applications are due by November 7, 2016.

Find Funding

The Funding Wizard is a searchable database of grants, rebates and incentives to help you pay for sustainable projects, all in one place!

Success Stories

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Read about Luxury Auto Body Outstanding Reputation for Auto Repair Service and Environmental Conservation

Luxury Auto Body is a full service collision repair shop that has taken a proactive approach in the areas of compliance and conservation. At Luxury Auto Body, several initiatives have been implemented to conserve water, reduce monthly energy demand, and create environmental partnerships.

Read about Surplus Service A Surplus of Green Business Practices

Surplus Service is an e-waste recycling business providing an efficient, simple and secure way to dispose of used electronics and surplus equipment while avoiding unnecessarily adding material to the landfill.

Read about Granlibakken Tahoe Preserving the Environment While Enjoying its Resources

Granlibakken Tahoe, a conference center and resort, has worked to preserve the area’s natural environment through waste stream reduction, energy conservation efficiency, and water conservation actions.

Read about Global Gourmet Catering & Events Serving the Community, Catering to the Planet

Global Gourmet is Northern California’s first certified full-service catering company under the San Francisco Green Business Program.

Read about Rising Loafer Cafe Eco-minded Café and Bakery

The Rising Loafer Café and Bakery’s mission is to “contribute to the well-being of their community.” Their breakfast and lunch menus are prepared with locally grown ingredients to help reduce the business’ carbon footprint and support the local economy.

Read about Quick Mount PV Systems that “A-Mount” to High Sustainability Standards

Quick Mount PV was founded in 2006 to bring cost-effective, code-compliant, waterproof rooftop mounting systems to the solar industry.

Read about Aussie Pet Mobile Sonoma County Cleaning Fur, Paws, and the Environment

Aussie Pet Mobile Sonoma County is an environmentally innovative business that provides mobile grooming services for all breeds of cats and dogs. Base services include a 15 step grooming process, breed clips and shave downs.

Read about Crown Paper Converting Winning the Crown in Paper Conversion and Energy Efficiency Improvements

Crown Paper Converting is a paper converting supplier that is leading the way in energy efficiency improvements and considerable utility savings. In 2013, they invested $250,000 in 440 solar panels.

Read about Santa Barbara Airbus Moving People Towards Greener Transportation and Sustainable Business Operations

Santa Barbara (SB) Airbus is a transportation company that has implemented model green business measures in all areas of their operations. They use a water-conserving electric Eco-Power Brush and biodegradable soap when cleaning buses.

Read about ShowPro Lights, Camera, and Energy Saving Action!

It is not easy for a special events production company to be ~100% solar powered; however, that is what ShowPro has done!  ShowPro has a high energy demand because they test bright lights and sound systems.