EnviroStars

You are essential to Seattle's vibrant local economy. It is our collective responsibility to protect our city's natural environment and resources by reducing our impact in every way possible!

What EnviroStars can help you do

  • Setting up or expanding recycling and compost programs.
  • Understanding Seattle’s food service packaging, plastic bag, recycling, and food waste ordinances and requirements.
  • Identifying, implementing, and documenting waste reduction strategies.
  • Helping to identify and replace inefficient equipment or fixtures that waste water, energy, and money.
  • Getting available rebates for qualifying equipment.
  • Adopting efficient and proper equipment maintenance practices.
  • Training staff how to prevent and manage pollution spills.
  • Educating employees and customers with educational signage.
  • ... and much more!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Sustainability Program Manager, Nico Onoda-McGuire via email or by calling (206) 629-2346, Ext. 4.

The EnviroStars program is brought to you locally, by Seattle Public Utilities.

Where Do I Start?

EnviroStars is a free, one-stop hub for Washington businesses to get information, help, and recognition for actions that protect their workplace, the community, and the planet. Through EnviroStars, Seattle Made members are offered free technical assistance to find easy and quick ways to ‘green’ their business. Whether your business is just starting to explore green practices, or you’re looking to take it to the next level, EnviroStars meets your business where it is today. By signing up for a free site visit, our members receive exclusive access to a network of other green businesses, free promotions, and recognition throughout our social media platforms. (See bottom of page for a few examples of what EnviroStars can help you with.)

Sign up here to schedule a free site visit to find out what you can be doing, big or small, to make your business more sustainable and save money!  We’ve partnered with EnviroStars to help our local businesses take the next steps to going greener. Site visits are short and harmless (under 30 minutes!) where a consultant checks out your space, makes recommendations, and can even get you started on becoming an EnviroStars member with benefits!to

Save up to 20-30% on your waste bills and reduce landfill waste by adopting or revamping your recycle/compost/trash systems! With EnviroStars, you’ll receive free signage and bins to help set up an efficient system!

Save up to 20-30% in precious water use and utility bills by replacing inefficient equipment. EnviroStars offers unparalleled rebate programs that help you do this at little to no cost!

Prevent polluted and hazardous chemicals from running rampant! Learn how to save $5-10K in pollution clean ups by getting a free spill kit and plan! Schedule a free site visit and get one. 

Once you’re an EnviroStars member, you’ll reach the EnviroStars Partner, Leader, or Champion levels, and receive promotional materials and opportunities from  window clings to digital advertisements, and news media features! Sign up for a free consultation now to get started!

What If...

Fear not! EnviroStars is still for you and offers free consultations! Sign up for a free consultation here!

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What our members love about EnviroStars

"As an organic tea manufacturer, sustainability, conservation, and waste reduction are core principles for Choice Organic Teas. Envirostars has helped us to identify areas where we have already succeeded in reducing our environmental impact as well as enlightened us to city programs and grants to help us further our goals of waste reduction and energy conservation. It’s so important that businesses evaluate their impact on the environment and having Envirostars as a free resource for Seattle businesses is invaluable."

"When I started my business, I did not realize how supportive of a community we have in Seattle. EnviroStars is a big part of pulling that together and connecting business owners to one another. As we all strive to be as environmentally and socially responsible as we can with our businesses, there are always challenges and this group has been a great space and forum for increasing my ability to embed sustainable growth into my business model." 

 "It gives a great checklist and good best practices and ideas that a maturing company would want to do, to move towards being more sustainable. You don’t have to invent everything yourself, you don’t have to think of everything and then there’s the support to help get those things in place, and the rewards are great." 

Our Founding and Sustaining Partners