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It’s Easy Going Green for Redwood City Businesses!

Cutting back our community’s greenhouse gas emissions is everyone’s responsibility – and our local businesses have a great opportunity to make a real impact! By reducing energy and water use, minimizing waste generation, and preventing pollution, Redwood City businesses will be doing their part in helping our community be as green as possible. Whether your business is large, medium, or small, Redwood City has tools to help.

The Green Business Program is set up to assist, recognize, and promote local businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way. To be certified "Green," businesses have to be in compliance with all state and local regulations and meet the program’s other standards for conserving energy and water, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste. Click here for the current list of Redwood City Green Certified businesses.

Redwood City’s Water Conservation Program offers lots of ways for local businesses to save water, save money, and improve their bottom-line. Whether yours is a restaurant, commercial laundry, office building, retail store, or apartment building, or if you use water for any other commercial or industrial purposes, we can help. Our rebate programs help you to use high-efficiency commercial washers and toilets, utilize low-water-use “water brooms” instead of hoses, and gain technology to reduce water use for cooling equipment, and even X-ray equipment. We can also assist you to analyze and reduce water use in your large landscape areas.

Verde Talk is a monthly educational and networking series on energy conservation and green building topics, held at the Redwood City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road. Everyone, from architects to contractors to homeowners, is welcome to join in for light refreshments, relaxed conversations, and short presentations on how to build and maintain quality, high-performance, low carbon output homes. Click here for more details.

Use a Certified Green Gardener to save water and maximize sustainable landscaping practices. The Bay Area Green Gardener Program educates and certifies residential landscapers in resource efficient and pollution prevention landscape practices. Certified Green Gardeners utilize practical, sustainable landscaping skills to reduce water use, to select the most appropriate plants including California natives, to build nutrient-rich soils by promoting plant's natural cycles, and to prune selectively and properly to compliment the natural form and needs of the plant. They are also trained in integrated pest management and the use of alternatives to pesticides and herbicides. Click here for a list of Certified Green Gardeners.


 

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