The City of Coral Gables has introduced, in collaboration with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and the city’s Sustainability Advisory Board, the Coral Gables Green Business Certification Program.
The program aligns with the city’s sustainability goals of reducing energy, water, fuel consumption, and waste while increasing recycling efforts, alternative transportation and sustainability education and outreach. With all of the great work that the local business community is doing in sustainability (eliminating the use of expanded polystyrene and single use plastic bags, increasing recycling efforts, green building, etc.) the city believed it was the perfect time to create this type of recognition/certification program.
The goal of the program is to recognize and reward our local businesses for all their amazing efforts. In addition, the program aims to educate business on additional sustainability initiatives they can implement. The program is free to participate.
The Green Business Program focuses on the following areas:
• solid waste reduction and recycling;
• energy conservation;
• water conservation;
• pollution prevention;
• transportation alternatives, and
• general environmental policy and education.