Green Resources

Below is a list of some useful resources related to green business, sustainability and more:

General Green Business Resources:

Bay Area Green Business Program

SF Department of the Environment

The Ecology Center

Climate Earth

Waste Management:

Norcal Waste Systems

EcoFinder RRR – find out where to recycle and dispose of almost anything in SF


Energy Star

Food Service Technology Center (Fisher Nickel)

Flex Your Power – California Energy efficiency and conservation

Local Clean Energy Alliance

SF Community Power

PG & E – info on saving energy & money (in California)

Water Conservation:

East Bay Municipal Utilities District

SF Public Utilities Commission (SF Water)

Water Use It Wisely

Pollution Prevention:

Spare the Air – For employers who want to be notified of free public transit days and events

Green Products and Tips:

The Green Guide – by National Geographic

Green Home Guide

Energy Star Product Guide – Guide to energy-efficient products and equipment.

Sustain Lane – Online peer review network and directory of green products. – Online ordering of green products for offices. – Online superstore for green products.

Plan-It Hardware

Ideal Bite – bite sized ideas for green living

Environmentally Friendly Home Center


Home Design Resources

Green Pages

Food and Sustainable Farming

Buy Fresh Buy Local – Directory of restaurants, bars and retailers that sell local food

Sustainable Table

Chefs Collaborative: Restaurants using local foods

Local Harvest: Local farmers markets, farms and CSA

Biodiesel Community

Environmental Research and Information

US Environmental Protection Agency

US Department of Energy

US Dept of Energy –Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Natural Resource Defense Council: Greening Advisor

Redefining Progress

World Resources Institute

Earth Day Network

Center for a New American Dream

Environmental Working Group

Sustainable Measures

Green America (formerly Co-op America)


Bay Area Green Business Organizations

Bay Area Green Business Program (Association of Bay Area Governments’ program)

Sustainable Business Alliance

Connect the Dots – greening nonprofits

Urban Solutions



Green Zebra