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Green & Clean Boston recognizes auto shops, nail salons, and other small industries that go above and beyond basic environmental and sanitary standards to promote and protect worker and client safety, public health, and the environment. Certified ​​businesses receive a Green & Clean certificate, window decal, as well as recognition on this website and in other forms of print and electronic media.

Why should I give my business to a Green & Clean establishment?
When you choose to spend your money at a business that is Green & Clean certified, you are supporting an establishment that cares about the environment.  Businesses that participate in the Green & Clean recognition program stand out from the rest because they:

  • Have no current violations with the Boston Public Health Commission.
  • Have participated in an energy audit to conserve electricity and fight climate change.
  • Participate in yearly health and safety trainings that create a safer environment for you and the community.
  • Have adopted a variety of green actions that improve the environment and protect your health.
  • Have earned 100 or more points from the Boston Public Health Commission’s Green & Clean checklist.  You can measure participating businesses’ commitment by asking how many green ‘leaves’ they have earned.

Why should my business get certified as Green & Clean?​

  • Better image: Your Company’s community image is enhanced through Green & Clean certification. Your participation shows clients, employees and the community that you care about the environment and health.  Once certified, the program will provide you with window signs and sample customer flyers that you can use to share your status with your current and future customers.
    Lower operating costs: Saving energy, water and raw materials saves you money.  Sending less trash to the landfill saves you money, too.
  • Free advertising and more customers: The Program promotes your business to the public and other businesses for free!  Many people call the Safe Nail Salon and Safe Shops Projects to ask about finding “the best salons” or the “best auto shops”.  These callers will be directed to the Green & Clean website where your business and other certified salons will be listed.  The Boston Public Health Commission will also be encouraging people to look for the Green & Clean logo when choosing a salon or auto shop.
  • Safer workplace: Your employees will enjoy a safer and healthier workplace and will have one more reason to take pride in working for you.
  • Customer Loyalty: When your customers learn that you are going above and beyond for their well-being, they will appreciate your efforts with repeat business and referrals.  Going Green in Boston is “in”!


Own a business? Want to get involved?
If you are an auto shop or nail salon business and would like to participate in the Green & Clean business recognition program, download the Auto Shop Green & Clean Application  or the Nail Salon Application.  If you are a business in any other industry that offers green services (such as a dry cleaner that offers professional wet cleaning services or a janitorial service that offers green cleaners) or want to learn more about the program, please contact us at 617-534-5965 or GreenandClean@bphc.org.

The Green & Clean Program was made possible through a US Environmental Protection Agency’s Healthy Community grant and is an extension of the Boston Public Health Commission’s existing Safe Shops and Safe Nail Salon Programs.​

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