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WHAT IS A GREEN BUSINESS?

Green businesses show they care about the environment and the health and wellness of their employees, customers, and community. Their commitment is evident in the actions they take to conserve resources and prevent pollution in their facilities and business operations.

These businesses comply with environmental regulations and go beyond minimum compliance levels by saving energy and water and reducing waste. They adopt best practices for preventing pollution through use of non-toxic cleaning supplies and proper storage and disposal of hazardous materials. Green businesses protect local waterways by ensuring only rainwater reaches the storm drains. And they encourage employees to adopt behaviors that help to protect our climate by encouraging commuter options such as public transit, carpool and vanpool, biking to work, and telecommuting.

Many green business practices can be implemented with low- to no-cost solutions, such as switching to LED lighting or requiring employees to turn lights and computers off at the end of their workday.

WHAT IS A GREEN BUSINESS?

Green businesses show they care about the environment and the health and wellness of their employees, customers, and community. Their commitment is evident in the actions they take to conserve resources and prevent pollution in their facilities and business operations.

These businesses comply with environmental regulations and go beyond minimum compliance levels by saving energy and water and reducing waste. They adopt best practices for preventing pollution through use of non-toxic cleaning supplies and proper storage and disposal of hazardous materials. Green businesses protect local waterways by ensuring only rainwater reaches the storm drains. And they encourage employees to adopt behaviors that help to protect our climate by encouraging commuter options such as public transit, carpool and vanpool, biking to work, and telecommuting.

Many green business practices can be implemented with low- to no-cost solutions, such as switching to LED lighting or requiring employees to turn lights and computers off at the end of their workday.

WHAT IS A GREEN BUSINESS?

Green businesses show they care about the environment and the health and wellness of their employees, customers, and community. Their commitment is evident in the actions they take to conserve resources and prevent pollution in their facilities and business operations.

These businesses comply with environmental regulations and go beyond minimum compliance levels by saving energy and water and reducing waste. They adopt best practices for preventing pollution through use of non-toxic cleaning supplies and proper storage and disposal of hazardous materials. Green businesses protect local waterways by ensuring only rainwater reaches the storm drains. And they encourage employees to adopt behaviors that help to protect our climate by encouraging commuter options such as public transit, carpool and vanpool, biking to work, and telecommuting.

Many green business practices can be implemented with low- to no-cost solutions, such as switching to LED lighting or requiring employees to turn lights and computers off at the end of their workday.

WHAT IS A GREEN BUSINESS?

Green businesses show they care about the environment and the health and wellness of their employees, customers, and community. Their commitment is evident in the actions they take to conserve resources and prevent pollution in their facilities and business operations.

These businesses comply with environmental regulations and go beyond minimum compliance levels by saving energy and water and reducing waste. They adopt best practices for preventing pollution through use of non-toxic cleaning supplies and proper storage and disposal of hazardous materials. Green businesses protect local waterways by ensuring only rainwater reaches the storm drains. And they encourage employees to adopt behaviors that help to protect our climate by encouraging commuter options such as public transit, carpool and vanpool, biking to work, and telecommuting.

Many green business practices can be implemented with low- to no-cost solutions, such as switching to LED lighting or requiring employees to turn lights and computers off at the end of their workday.

WHY JOIN OUR PROGRAM?

We make it easy to go green and its free!

The Nevada Green Business Program offers a framework that simplifies efforts to implement sustainable practices. Businesses of all types are provided with a checklist that is tailored to their sector. Whether a restaurant or auto repair shop, professional service or manufacturer, school or hospitality company, we work with all types of businesses and organizations in Nevada.

Once a business registers with the program, they can document actions taken with an easy-to-use online platform called GreenBizTracker. This tool is used to track progress, collect metrics, and report outcomes. For example, it calculates a decrease in carbon emissions, reports reductions in energy and water usage, and captures utility cost savings.

WHY JOIN OUR PROGRAM?

We make it easy to go green and its free!

The Nevada Green Business Program offers a framework that simplifies efforts to implement sustainable practices. Businesses of all types are provided with a checklist that is tailored to their sector. Whether a restaurant or auto repair shop, professional service or manufacturer, school or hospitality company, we work with all types of businesses and organizations in Nevada.

Once a business registers with the program, they can document actions taken with an easy-to-use online platform called GreenBizTracker. This tool is used to track progress, collect metrics, and report outcomes. For example, it calculates a decrease in carbon emissions, reports reductions in energy and water usage, and captures utility cost savings.

WHY JOIN OUR PROGRAM?

We make it easy to go green.

The Nevada Green Business Program offers a framework that simplifies efforts to implement sustainable practices. Businesses of all types are provided with a checklist that is tailored to their sector. Whether a restaurant or auto repair shop, professional service or manufacturer, school or hospitality company, we work with all types of businesses and organizations in Nevada.

Once a business registers with the program, they can document actions taken with an easy-to-use online platform called GreenBizTracker. This tool is used to track progress, collect metrics, and report outcomes. For example, it calculates a decrease in carbon emissions, reports reductions in energy and water usage, and captures utility cost savings.

WE CONNECT CONSUMERS TO GREEN BUSINESSES.

Certified businesses are listed in our Green Business Directory, a resource that helps connect consumers to green businesses in their community. It’s also a great business-to-business resource to connect like-minded companies. While in Nevada we’re just getting started, nearly 13,000 businesses in 8 states already have received green business certification. And all of these businesses are listed in the Green Business Directory.

Conscious consumers can also find certified Nevada green businesses through the Shop Green app for iPhone and iPad and other smart devices. The app makes it easy to find businesses certified through the GreenBizTracker in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington. It was designed to allow consumers to vote with their wallets and support businesses that care about the planet and their community!

WE CONNECT CONSUMERS TO GREEN BUSINESSES.

Certified businesses are listed in our Green Business Directory, a resource that helps connect consumers to green businesses in their community. It’s also a great business-to-business resource to connect like-minded companies. While in Nevada we’re just getting started, nearly 13,000 businesses in 8 states already have received green business certification. And all of these businesses are listed in the Green Business Directory.

Conscious consumers can also find certified Nevada green businesses through the Shop Green app for iPhone and iPad and other smart devices. The app makes it easy to find businesses certified through the GreenBizTracker in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington. It was designed to allow consumers to vote with their wallets and support businesses that care about the planet and their community!

WE CONNECT CONSUMERS TO GREEN BUSINESSES.

Certified businesses are listed in our Green Business Directory, a resource that helps connect consumers to green businesses in their community. It’s also a great business-to-business resource to connect like-minded companies. While in Nevada we’re just getting started, nearly 13,000 businesses in 8 states already have received green business certification. And all of these businesses are listed in the Green Business Directory.

Conscious consumers can also find certified Nevada green businesses through the Shop Green app for iPhone and iPad and other smart devices. The app makes it easy to find businesses certified through the GreenBizTracker in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington. It was designed to allow consumers to vote with their wallets and support businesses that care about the planet and their community!

OUR TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU.

Our staff and team of green business advisors offer technical assistance, connect businesses to utility incentive programs, and provide useful resources on a range of topics – from forming a green team to implementing energy efficiency solutions.

OUR TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU.

Our staff and team of green business advisors offer technical assistance, connect businesses to utility incentive programs, and provide useful resources on a range of topics – from forming a green team to implementing energy efficiency solutions.

BENEFITS

Green business practices conserve natural resources and help to keep our air and water quality clean for generations to come.

Implementing practices that reduce energy, water, and waste leads to utility cost savings, improves operational efficiency, and lowers maintenance costs.

Encouraging commuter options and reducing energy consumption, water use, and waste lowers carbon emissions and help in our fight against climate change.

Using non-toxic cleaning supplies protects the health and wellness of employees and improves the indoor air quality of workplaces.

More than 70% of customers want to buy from businesses that are helping to protect the environment, and many are willing to pay more for their products.

Certified green businesses are promoted and showcased through the green business directory, on our website, in the press and e-newsletters, and through social media.

BENEFITS

Green business practices conserve natural resources and help to keep our air and water quality clean for generations to come.

Implementing practices that reduce energy, water, and waste leads to utility cost savings, improves operational efficiency, and lowers maintenance costs.

Encouraging commuter options and reducing energy consumption, water use, and waste lowers carbon emissions and help in our fight against climate change.

Using non-toxic cleaning supplies protects the health and wellness of employees and improves the indoor air quality of workplaces.

More than 70% of customers want to buy from businesses that are helping to protect the environment, and many are willing to pay more for their products.

Certified green businesses are promoted and showcased through the green business directory, on our website, in the press and e-newsletters, and through social media.

BENEFITS

Green business practices conserve natural resources and help to keep our air and water quality clean for generations to come.

Implementing practices that reduce energy, water, and waste leads to utility cost savings, improves operational efficiency, and lowers maintenance costs.

Encouraging commuter options and reducing energy consumption, water use, and waste lowers carbon emissions and help in our fight against climate change.

Using non-toxic cleaning supplies protects the health and wellness of employees and improves the indoor air quality of workplaces.

More than 70% of customers want to buy from businesses that are helping to protect the environment, and many are willing to pay more for their products.

Certified green businesses are promoted and showcased through the green business directory, on our website, in the press and e-newsletters, and through social media.

Green business practices conserve natural resources and help to keep our air and water quality clean for generations to come.

Implementing practices that reduce energy, water, and waste leads to utility cost savings, improves operational efficiency, and lowers maintenance costs.

Encouraging commuter options and reducing energy consumption, water use, and waste lowers carbon emissions and help in our fight against climate change.

Using non-toxic cleaning supplies protects the health and wellness of employees and improves the indoor air quality of workplaces.

More than 70% of customers want to buy from businesses that are helping to protect the environment, and many are willing to pay more for their products.

Certified green businesses are promoted and showcased through the green business directory, on our website, in the press and e-newsletters, and through social media.

FIND A NEVADA CERTIFIED GREEN BUSINESS

TESTIMONIALS

CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada

“Join us in our commitment to sustainability! CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada has been reusing, refurbishing, and recycling durable medical equipment for over 30 years!”

Anne Schiller

Executive Director

Outsiders Hair Studio

“The beauty industry sends 877 pounds of waste the landfill every minute. We are changing the way we do business, to change that. We want to make you feel beautiful, while still keeping our environment beautiful, because we only have one Mama Earth!”

Nellie Davis

Owner

Strange Bikinis

“I am beyond excited to be listed as a Certified Green Business with NV Green Business. It was a little bit of leg work, but nothing too daunting as we believe in these practices. It’s a great way to let the consumers know that we care about our planet, and we are taking actions to at least offset our impact.”

Ali Conway

Owner and Designer

Nevada Roots

“We are fortunate to have been born and raised in Northern Nevada surrounded by the Sierra Mountains to the west and Great Basin Desert to the east. We feel a responsibility to preserve the natural beauty for our children and our community. Green business certification is just one of the ways that we meet that challenge, and we hope that many local businesses will join us!”

Jenelle & Mark Stathes

Reno

Space Cadet

“Sustainability is the core value that drives every decision we make.”

Andrew Frank

Launch Command

My Reno Computer Tutor

“Getting my Nevada Green Business certificate was a task I didn’t take lightly. Living green, promoting green, essentially being green in the things I do, this is very important to me.”

Diana Keefe Adams

Owner

Professional Dog Mom LLC

“Water, Air, and Land are essential elements to life. Plastic is not. We need to stop exploiting our own home and learn to care for it, otherwise humankind is destined for extinction. I’m an environmentalist because I care about the next generation.”

Tonda

Founder, Owner

Merchology

“At Merchology, we believe that sustainability and style go together. That’s why we offer a range of eco-friendly products and our own sustainable clothing brand, Zusa. We were already implementing a range of sustainable business practices, so it was a natural next step to work with the Nevada Green Business Network to certify our efforts. We are proud to demonstrate that business has an important role as we transition to a more sustainable future.”

Brian Tarte, Site Leader

Sparks

JP Copoulos Architect

“As a LEED Accredited Professional with USGBC we are familiar with sustainability issues and help our clients achieve green building projects. The green business certification process was second nature and important to show our clients we practice what we preach.”

John Copoulos, Principal

Carson City

Davidson’s Organics

“We wanted to improve the sustainability efforts at our Nevada facility. As an organic tea company, it is important to support a healthy environment. That is why we pursued certification through the Nevada Green Business Network. We are excited to be the first manufacturer to achieve Innovator status, and proud to be among the first five businesses to become a Certified Green Business in Nevada.”

Kunall Patel, Owner

Sparks

Brand Geek / Law Office of Lara Pearson Ltd, PBC

“As a socialpreneur, I am passionate about helping other social enterprises protect their brands so they can focus on creating a positive impact on their stakeholders and communities while minimizing their environmental footprint. We hope that our green business certification will inspire our clients and other local businesses to follow our example for the greater good.”

Lara Pearson, Founder

Incline Village