The Sacramento Area
Sustainable Business
program promotes
businesses that take
voluntary actions to
prevent pollution and
conserve resources.

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Sacramento Area
Sustainable Businesses

The Placer Green Business Program partnership with the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program is sponsored by:
United Natural Foods
Recology Auburn Placer
Whole Foods
SIMS Recycling Solutions
City of Roseville

Green Business Program Premiers in Placer County

The City of Roseville, in conjunction with other local governments, private businesses, and Chambers of Commerce announces the premier of the Placer Green Business Program, in partnership with the Business Environmental Resource Center’s, 'Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program'.
Businesses in Placer County will have the opportunity to certify “green” improvements and business practices in the areas of energy and water efficiency, solid waste recycling and reduction, green transportation and pollution prevention (air and water). The program is free to participating businesses, 100 percent voluntary and certifying businesses receive a certificate and a window placard to display at their place of business.
Certifications give area businesses an opportunity to reduce their operating costs by lowering their utility bills and demonstrate their commitment to operating sustainably.
This program is really designed to help facilitate the implementation of ‘green’ facility and business practice changes that are good for the environment and the bottom line,” said Derrick Whitehead, Director of Environmental Utilities for Roseville. “Making these changes results in lower utility costs and purchasing costs and gives participating business a marketing tool to demonstrate their commitment to operate sustainably.”

Become a Sacramento Area Sustainable Business in Three Easy Steps…

  1. APPLICATION. Review the certification criteria and checklists for Placer County businesses.
  2. Fill out the checklists indicating the suggested measures or practices you select. Once implemented, submit your completed checklists for review. 
  3. VERIFICATION. Allow program staff to verify the selected measures and track your progress by setting up a phone conference or site visit at your place of business. Once certified, your business will be presented with a certificate and window placard indicating the level of certification.
  4. RECOGNITION. Submit a business description, a business logo, and a picture of your choice. These will be used on the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business website where your business will gain free advertising.

What are the benefits of being a Sacramento Area Sustainable Business?

  • Free assistance in making changes to your business
  • Free advertising and promotion
  • Cost savings through improved efficiency, energy and water conservation, and waste reduction
  • Community recognition of your voluntary efforts to improve our environment
  • The opportunity to gain recognition in the SSB quarterly newsletter
  • The opportunity to gain recognition through SSB annual awards ceremony

For additional program information please call (916) 874-2100, or click How to Become a Sacramento Area Sustainable Business to learn more on how your business can become a Certified Sustainable Business.