Sustainability is based
on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly,
on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain
the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to
support present and future generations (source: www.epa.gov).
The Sustainable Business (SB) certification is sponsored through BERC and partners and is free to the business to apply and certify. There are six sustainable categories the business can certify in. The business can certify in multiple categories. The SB criteria differs for each Sustainable Business category. The goal is to demonstrate how small sustainable changes can make a big environmental impact. Making the SB program attainable for many different businesses. Each checklist has a minimum selected measures to meet. Complete the application for any or all categories.
The categories are:
Sustainable Business Online Application
Many community members consider sustainable business efforts as positively impactful and support these initiatives.
Free Business Promotion:
Business cost savings:
can be submitted electronically. For any assistance contact the SB coordinator
at 916-874-2100. The application will be reviewed by the SB coordinator and
followed up for a site visit. Once the site visit is completed and checked off, the SB coordinator will issue the certification and decal. The certification must be
renewed bi-annually to remain valid.
Sustainable Business list is updated
quarterly. Sustainable Business Directory.