Become a Certified Green Business and Get Recognized for your Accomplishments

Colma businesses can get certified as a Green Business through the San Mateo County Green Business program! On site assessments, resources and rebates are offer to help businesses get certified. Visit

The San Mateo County Green Business Program certifies small to medium-sized businesses that are sustainable. By offering technical assistance and resources, the County helps local businesses save money by teaching them how to conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and shrink their carbon footprints. These services are offered to: office/retail, restaurant/catering, hotel, cleaning services, auto repair, small manufacturing, printing, and medical/dental practices.

Certified businesses gain recognition and a marketing edge through promotional events, press coverage, and registry on the statewide Green Business directory.

Get Started on Being a Green Business!

Certification is easy and involves a few simple steps. The first step is to register online with the California Green Business Network. After signing up online, we will conduct an initial walk through and help you complete the Green Business checklist. You may need to complete some changes to meet the checklist requirements.

Steps to Certification:

  • Enrollment and Registration
  • Initial Walk-Through and Consultation
  • Audits and Compliance Checks
  • Implementation of Measures
  • Final Site Visit and Verification
  • Certification!

To begin the certification process, please visit Once you’ve created a business profile and registered on the California Green Business Network (CAGBN) online database (, please contact the Green Business Coordinator:
Emi Hashizume, Green Business Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Sustainability,, (650) 599-1441


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