The EnviroStars Program was created in King County, Washington in 1995, as a service of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. It has since been adopted across the region in Jefferson, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Spokane, and Whatcom Counties.
The mission of EnviroStars is to provide assistance and incentives for smaller businesses to reduce hazardous materials and waste, in order to protect public health, municipal systems, and the environment.
EnviroStars is an objective third party certification you can trust
- Local government consultants do on-site business assessments
- Potential EnviroStars are reviewed by WA Department of Ecology
- An on-going renewal process assures standards are maintained over time
The EnviroStars logo gives you an easy way to find and support environmentally responsible businesses in your community
- Reinforcing safer, healthier business practices
- Creating economic value for local business
- Aligning lifestyle, work and purchasing choices with your values
Who we are and what we do: The EnviroStars Cooperative (Coop)
- We are a consortium of government agencies and partnership organizations which have been licensed to provide EnviroStars certification (link to contact page)
- We are business technical assistance consultants, leveraging resources and sharing expertise
- We are creating consistent expectations and green guidance for businesses
Greening Businesses across the Region
- Find over 700 certified businesses, from Auto repair to Zoos, in 60 + cities - see who's certified in your community
- Support these progressive business leaders who have made the commitment and are working to spread environmentally and economically sustainable practices
The EnviroStars Cooperative received a prestigious "Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Program" award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, in Washington DC (2006).
The EnviroStars Program was honored with the Washington Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention & Sustainability (1999)
"Your outstanding achievements can be attributed to the extensive technical assistance you have provided to small businesses, the ways in which you have marketed your program to increase public awareness, and the momentum you have created as the program has spread throughout Washington."
- Governor Gary Locke