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City of Thousand Oaks Certified Green Businesses distinguish themselves from their competition by adopting sustainable business practices and showing that “going green” can be good for the bottom line. These businesses have taken significant steps to reduce their environmental impact by implementing internal programs in the areas of energy conservation, water efficiency, waste reduction, pollution prevention and green purchasing. The City is currently certifying small to medium-sized businesses in the office/retail, dental, garment cleaning, automotive, landscaping and restaurant/food service sectors. The Thousand Oaks Certified Green Business Program is affiliated with the statewide California Green Business Network and will soon become part of the soon-to-be-launched Countywide program for Ventura. Interested businesses should visit our Green Business Certification page.


 
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Plaza Cleaners

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2955 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 104
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 497-3800

Conejo Awards has the unique distinction of being the City's first certified Green Business. They can attribute over $100,000 in contracts to their Green Business Certification. They often use reclaimed construction materials to make their awards, utilize an advanced air filtering system to remove pollutants from the production process and subscribe to searchable databases instead of print catalogs.


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Cornwall Security Services, Inc.

3659 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
805-676-1828

Cornwall Security Services is as committed to protecting the environment as it is to protecting its clients. By staying efficient and reducing waste, Cornwall is able to deliver exceptional service while reducing its impact on the environment. They use a fleet of energy efficient patrol cars and reduce paper waste through electronic invoicing.


600 Hampshire Rd., Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 267-7504

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce enhances the profitability of businesses in the cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills through leadership, political action and dynamic programs. To lead by example, the Chamber has embraced green practices by installing a water filtering system, using recycled content pens, office supplies, copier paper, business cards, letterhead and kitchen and bathroom paper. Reusable dishware is used at their signature events, including the Annual Awards Gala and State of the City.


Plaza Cleaners

1730 E. Avenida de los Arboles, Suite F
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 493-2715

Plaza Cleaners, owned by the Lee Family, became the first garment cleaning business in the City to achieve this certification. Plaza Cleaners is on the cutting edge of their industry, implementing a more environmentally-friendly "wet" cleaning method that eliminates the use of toxic dry cleaning chemicals. They have served as a demonstration business, showing other garment cleaning operations how wet cleaning is just as effective as dry cleaning, with less impact to the environment and employee health.


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1459 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Bldg. F
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(800) 642-6992

Paperless Solutions specializes in document scanning, archiving, online storage and shredding.  They have been serving the Conejo Valley since 2003, helping both individuals and companies take the "paper" out of their "paperwork."  Last year they helped customers scan and recycle about 167 tons of paper, saving over 2000 trees! They use Energy Star rated computers and high speed scanners, energy efficient T-5 fluorescent lamps and natural light.


 
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3533 Old Conejo Rd., Suite 101
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 499-1120

Through print technique, digital technology and environmentally aware practices, Rind Print is prepared to complement all of your creative ambitions with a good product, including labels, flexible packaging, and folding cartons for 30 years and counting. Rind has implemented a system where all computers are taken home each day, reducing redundancies in equipment and energy, and PDF invoicing and proofing to eliminate paper waste. They are also striving for greater customer use of compostable packaging. 


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112 S. Lakeview Canyon Road, Suite 220
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 728-8372

The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Swiss Re Thousand Oaks leases space in an LBA Realty property with LEED Silver Certification. Every Swiss Re location is responsible for monitoring and reducing the environmental impacts of their business operations while realizing social and economic benefits. Guided by Swiss Re's global sustainability framework, each office focuses on controlling environmental impacts in: energy, travel, paper, procurement, supplier management, waste and recycling.


Solid Waste Solutions


25 W. Rolling Oaks Drive, Suite 201 
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 
(805) 495-7521

As a full service solid waste consulting firm, Solid Waste Solutions  owner Kim Nilsson helps clients reduce their environmental impact as part of normal business activities. They utilize a fuel-efficient Smart Car for local business travel, purchase recycled content copy paper and recycle used batteries and electronic waste. To conserve energy, they use natural or task lighting, Energy Star rated computers and printers and small fans instead of air conditioning.


sycamore-logo2 Justin Sycamore, DDS

777 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, California 91360 
phone: 805-777-0050

Justin Sycamore is a paperless cosmetic and general dental office, which means patient files are stored digitally rather than using paper charts. Sycamore Dental also uses digital x-ray equipment, which avoids the use of toxic developing chemicals. They installed a dry vacuum system, which does not use any water. The office replaced all fluorescent T-12 lighting with recessed LED lights. They also hand water outside plants, rather than using irrigation.

 

Himalaya

Himalaya Cuisine of India, Nepal and Tibet
720 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 93160
(805) 409-1041

Himalaya is a full-service restaurant offering culinary delights from the regions of India, Tibet, and Nepal. They are no stranger to the Green Business program as their Ventura location is also a certified green business. Himalaya routinely practices the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra: they only offer utensils with to-go orders upon request, eliminated plastic bags and polystyrene containers, and provide reusable bags for larger orders. Their owner fully subsidizes his employee’s housing and provides complimentary vanpool to help his employees commute to work.

 

kelly bonano

Kelly Bonanno is a lifestyle coach specializing in eco-friendly living, organic beauty and wellness. Kelly switched the lamps and recessed lighting in her home to LED bulbs, purchases recycled content office paper, uses 100% recycled content bath tissue, and registered to delete wasteful junk mail. Phone: 818.235.2205 
Click here to visit Kelly's website.