The City of Irvine is now offering a free Green Business Program, designed to help businesses operate sustainably and receive public recognition for their efforts. Becoming a Certified Green Business means implementing practices that reduce energy and water consumption, prevent pollution, diverts waste from landfills, and assist staff in creating a cleaner healthier environment for their employees.
The City launched this new program under the California Green Business Network (CAGBN), which provides a statewide standard of sustainability for Green Business Certification. Green Business Certification is provided free of charge to City of Irvine businesses, and the program connects businesses with any resources and incentive programs available to help them go green.
Businesses that participate in the program can qualify to receive up to $500 in state funding to offset the costs of implementing sustainability measures.
Businesses interested in becoming certified are invited to visit cityofirvine.org/greenbusiness to learn more.