Green Star® for Businesses, Organizations and Agencies

The Green Star program assists businesses, organizations and agencies that practice and/or want to improve their waste reduction, energy conservation and pollution prevention practices. Businesses that meet the Green Star Standards are recognized and awarded their Green Star Certification that is good for five years.
Join Green Star

Green Star’s Pollution Prevention program health and environmental benefits include cleaner air and water, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, less toxic waste to manage, less solid waste going to landfills, greater workplace safety and better stewardship of natural resources.


1. Enroll in the Green Star program
2. Complete Self-Assessment Form
3. Participate in a site visit or virtual site visit

Receive your Green Star Award and 5-year work plan!

Receive your Green Star Award and 5-year work plan!
Window clings will be provided so your can show off your Green Star certification on your business storefront. Other promotional items are available for purchase, ask your Green Star specialist.

Green Star® Member Benefits

Lower energy and waste removal costs
Reduced environmental liabilities
Positive publicity for your business
Recognition as a Green Star member across the state
Networking with other Green Star members
Better health for you, your employees and customers
Sense of pride for environmental responsibility

Over 100 business, organizations and agencies across Alaska participate in the Green Star program.

Active Awardees

  • Alaska Chadux Corporation
  • Alaska Clean Seas (ACS)
  • Alaska Frontier Constructors
  • Alaska Industrial Paint
  • Alaska Marine Trucking
  • Alaska Railroad Corporation
  • Alaska SeaLife Center
  • Alaska West Express
  • Alaska Wildland Adventures
  • Alutiiq, LLC (Afognak)
  • Anchorage Hilton Hotel
  • Arctic Solar Ventures
  • Automated Laundry Systems & Supply
  • Bear Creek Winery
  • BLM Campbell Tract Facility
  • Caelus Energy Alaska
  • Central Recycling Services
  • Chugach Adventures
  • Chugach Electric Association
  • ConocoPhillips - Alpine
  • ConocoPhillips - Kuparuk
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc
  • Dena’ina Center
  • Denali Commission
  • Donlin Gold LLC
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Eurest Support Services
  • Exxon Mobil
  • GCI Warehouse
  • Halliburton Energy Services
  • HDR Alaska, Inc.
  • Integrated Communication Designs, Inc.
  • K & L Distributors, Inc.
  • K2 Aviation
  • Kayak Adventures Worldwide
  • Lynden Transport, Inc.
  • Lynden South Air Park
  • Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
  • MOA, Solid Waste Services
  • MTA
  • NANA Management Services
  • National Park Service
  • NeighborWorks Alaska
  • Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group
  • R & M Consultants, Inc.
  • Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)
  • Rust's Flying Service
  • Skinny Raven Sports
  • TerraSond
  • The Dome
  • The K3 Group
  • Toast of the Town
  • Total Reclaim, Inc. Anchorage
  • United Auto Sales
  • US DOI, Office of the Secretary
  • Valley Community for Recycling Solutions (VCRS)
  • Weaver Brothers, Inc.
  • WestRock

Green Star History

Green Star began in 1990, in Anchorage, Alaska, as a cooperative effort. The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce successfully partnered with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the non-profit Alaska Center for the Environment to develop the Green Star program. The program, represented by this diverse group of state regulators, environmentalists, and business leaders, was created to give positive recognition to organizations that exercised environmental responsibility. Through the program, it was found that organizations that are environmentally responsible also have a stronger bottom line. Examining an organization’s waste streams and making an internal change to reduce them result in significant financial savings, as well as environmental benefits.

Today, Green Star Program continues with the support of Knik Tribal Council, to recognize businesses that voluntarily meet and exceed Green Star’s standards of environmental responsibility.

Green Star® is a program of the Alaska Forum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It supports businesses and organizations that wish to practice waste reduction, energy conservation, and pollution prevention through education and technical assistance, with an award-winning voluntary "green" business certification program.

Green Star® is a registered trademark of the Alaska Forum. The use of of Green Star® trademark is prohibited without prior written consent. All copyright and trademark privileges for Green Star and associated Programs are reserved.