Green Links

We know that it can be difficult to find the time and tools necessary to run a green business! To help, we have gathered the following resources to aid in your decision making.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing


Green Building

California Laws



We get a lot of questions about how individuals can become active in environmental issues in Los Angeles and beyond. Here are some resources to help you become educated and involved.

Learn more about environmental issues and policy in your area.

Advocate for environmental issues in your community.

Follow innovators, researchers and activists in the field.

Utilities Programs

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Sanitation Services

Zero Waste LA is a new public private partnership designed to address the 3-million tons of waste disposed annually by businesses, consumers and residents. This innovative franchise system establishes a waste and recycling collection program for all commercial, industrial, and large multifamily customers in the City of Los Angeles.

Franchise zones here.

Find your hauler here.

Read more about the City of L.A. Brownfields Program.


California Green Business Network

The California Green Business Program leads the state and nation in working with small to medium sized businesses to grow a vibrant and healthy green economy. Led by a coalition of cities and counties, we contribute to more livable communities with healthier environments, while also conserving resources and saving money.

The program is funded by grass-roots contributions from local government and utility partners to make it accessible to small to medium sized businesses in California.

As a business certified by the City of Los Angeles, you are automatically part of the California Green Business Network and access all of their benefits.

Details at


Universal Waste

Universal Waste includes: televisions, computers and other electronic devices as well as batteries, fluorescent lamps, mercury thermostats, and other mercury containing equipment, among others.

Drop-off locations in the City of LA:

S.A.F.E. Centers

Paint Recycling Program


Carbon Calculator

Calculate the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to support your business with this Carbon Calculator for Small Businesses.

Cool California also provides tips and other resources to save money and limit your environmental impact.


LocateLA facilitates the process of site selection so that companies can more readily identify optimal location within the City of LA to site their business start-up, expansion or relocation. The site integrates commercial and industrial real estate property listings with key workforce demographics, business information and interactive maps.



The wizard combs the internet weekly for funding opportunities to help support a sustainable future.  You can set filters by funding type, category, eligible applicants, or by using keywords.

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