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Green Business Certifications

Many businesses have taken steps to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations and have improved their performance, but until now, customers had no way of recognizing which businesses were going "green."  To remedy this, the City of Santa Monica, CA, along with its Convention and Visitors Bureau, and its Chamber of Commerce, have joined together with an organization called Sustainable Works to certify and r

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