SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – In Fiscal Year 2010-2011, 105 Green Businesses were added to the growing and diverse list of Certified Green Businesses in Santa Clara County. Each of the businesses to be honored has taken steps to protect the environment by reducing water and energy consumption, increasing recycling and preventing pollution. Each of these measures lowers a business’ environmental footprint, which often translates to lower operational costs and in many cases decreases green house gas emissions.
Supervisor Dave Cortese President, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Jeffrey V. Smith County Executive, County of Santa Clara
The County of Santa Clara Green Business Program is part of the Bay Area Green Business Program. Partnering with local cities, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, Pacific Gas & Electric, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the County of Santa Clara Green Business Program certifies businesses that demonstrate environmental stewardship. Since 1999, over 550 businesses have been certified in Santa Clara County.
Media Contact: Zachary DeVine, Integrated Waste Management Division, County of Santa Clara (408) 282-3186 Posted: September 27, 2011