Get a Certificate in Green

The Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County (GBPSBC) is recruiting for their fall 2017 Green Business Academy. Join a cohort of other businesses as you gain the tools and training necessary to green your business operations. Participating businesses receive assistance to implement measures in the areas of recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, water and energy conservation and efficiency, pollution prevention, and ridesharing. Implementing many of these measures help reduce long-term operating costs while showcasing environmental practices. As a certified business, you will be listed on both the GBPSBC website and the California Green Business Program’s website, which promotes businesses at the state and national level.

The Green Business Academy (GBA) consists of a kick-off workshop (you choose the location from two options), a webinar and a wrap-up workshop:

  • Wednesday September 20th – Santa Maria Kickoff Workshop, 3:00 to 5:00 pm (location to be announced) OR
  • Thursday September 21st – Santa Barbara Kickoff Workshop at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 18th – Webinar for all participating businesses, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 15th – Wrap-up Workshop for all participating businesses, 3:00-5:00 pm (location to be announced)

Read more about the GBA and the certification process here or call Frances Gilliland, Program Director, at (805) 729-3472.  Ready to sign up for a workshop?  Register here.