In this Sustainable Ventura News Story (CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NEWS STORY),
Sustainable Ventura News speaks with Environmental Specialist
Courtney Lindberg about how how businesses can become green
certified in the City of Ventura.
It's become even easier for local businesses to be green.
of Ventura's Environmental Sustainability
division is now offering Ventura businesses the opportunity
to be recognized for their
excellent environmental practices
through a free Green Business Certification Program.
"Green certification offers Ventura businesses local and
recognition for being a leader in protecting and preserving our
environment and natural resources," says Environmental Specialist,
Courtney Lindberg. "The program provides businesses with a unique
opportunity to be recognized for their green practices. Venturans
environment and appreciate businesses that share the same
The City worked closely with the Ventura Chamber of Commerce
Green Task Force to get input from the local business community
and to make
sure the process was business friendly. The Green
Program is currently available to office/retail
and restaurant businesses
within the City of Ventura, but other sectors
will be added as the program
gains traction. Although the certification
requirements differ for each sector,
the main environmental categories
are waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, wastewater, and
general staff education.
"Any interested business can sign up online to start the certification
process," continued Lindberg. "If they choose to, I can meet with them
at their place of business and walk them through the
as well as discuss steps that need to be taken to become certified."
Once a business is certified, they are given a decal to display
window and a logo that can be used in their electronic and hardcopy PR
and marketing materials. Since the Ventura certification is affiliated with
a statewide program (@greenbusinessca.org), businesses will also be entered
into a statewide database with other certified green businesses. Certification
is good for two years, at which time the business would need to recertify.
To get local
and statewide recognition for your business,
Contact: Courtney Lindberg,