Certified Green

Sereno Group is committed to the Green Business program and has adopted the following pledge: We believe a successful business is dependent upon a healthy environment. We are actively working to show our environmental responsibility to our community by committing to the following objectives:

– To comply with all applicable environmental regulations and strive to exceed compliance – To conserve energy, water and other natural resources – To develop and implement practices that prevent pollution and waste – To be an environmentally responsible business within our community

What we are doing:

  • Recycle all mixed paper at our desk trash cans
  • Recycle all plastic bottles and aluminum cans in the appropriate recycle bins
  • Use supplied mugs and glasses in place of paper
  • Print on double-sided paper when possible
  • Use Black/White copies instead of color when possible
  • Use electronic media whenever possible (email, efax, scanning, etc)
  • Use recycled office supplies
  • Turn off computers and other electronics when they are not in use
  • Make sure the office and bathroom lights are turned off when not in use
  • Remove your name from junk mailing lists by going to
  • Assisting clients to also be removed from junk mail lists
  • Reuse single sided paper for scratch paper and notepads
  • Recycle batteries and toner cartridges
  • Use blinds in building for light control and reducing cooling costs
  • Carpool whenever possible
  • Carefully plan routes to be efficient when driving
  • Keep vehicles well maintained
  • Patronize services close to your business (ideally those who are also green certified)
  • Choose products with less packaging
  • Use reusable bags when shopping instead of paper and plastic
  • Recycle at home
  • When replacing appliances, purchase Energy Star qualified appliances
  • Save water at home with low flow toilets, aerators on faucets; wash clothes in cold water and take shorter/hot showers
  • Use Green Star or environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • Change light bulbs at home to Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL’s)
  • Internalize and adopt Environmental Policy and communicate our mission with clients and friends
  • Follow the office policy and abide by the Green Business Pledge

As well, here are some resources for other ways to reduce our carbon footprints:

Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Santa Cruz County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal