As consumers, we have the option to vote with our dollar and show businesses what we value. Choosing environmentally-friendly products is one way to show that we care about the environment. Another is to support green businesses.
We are lucky in our City to have a number of business owners who also value the environment. We have the opportunity to choose greener products and services. There are an increasing number of local Certified Green Businesses. They vary in scope and different service industries.
Below is a list from the current certified green businesses in San Mateo. Please show your support for our Local Green businesses!
Architects, Landscape & Design
311 7th Ave
851 N. San Mateo Drive, Suite H
Automobile Repair, Service & Wash
All-Car Auto Painting & Body Repair
501 9th Ave.
Ducky's Carwash San Mateo
716 N. San Mateo Dr.
1528 S. El Camino Real
309 8th Ave..
The Atrium (Office)
1900 S. Norfolk St. Suite 230
Green Electric (Electrician)
942 S. El Camino Real
Press On Cleaners
1464 Cary Ave.
San Mateo County Coroner's Office
50 Tower Road
TreeRing Corporation (Custom Yearbook)
300 S. Ellsworth Ave.
Reach and Teach
144 W. 25th Ave.
How Can I Become a Certified Green Business?
The San Mateo County Green Business Program certifies and promotes small to medium-sized businesses that operate in an environmentally-responsible manner. By offering technical assistance and resources, the County helps local businesses save money by teaching them how to conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and shrink their carbon footprints.
The program, which is part of the California Green Business Network, is available to small and medium businesses throughout San Mateo County in the following sectors: office/retail, restaurant/catering, hotel, cleaning services, auto repair, small manufacturing, printing, and medical/dental practices.
While the program focuses on retail and commercial businesses, County and City facilities and individual department locations can also apply for certification.