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SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

BECOME A PURPOSE-DRIVEN, BUSINESS LEADER WITH THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE: PROFITS, PEOPLE, PLANET.

Get certified and showcase your business’s sustainable practices. Join our network of Nosara sustainable businesses, and get more eco-conscious customers.

 

Contact us to schedule a site visit today. We will work with you through the process of evaluating and reducing your environmental impact. Download our Sustainable Nosara Certification Manual to get started.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS GOALS
Start the certification process by going through our checklist of goals for your business category to make sure you meet the minimum requirements and see what tier you qualify for. We will review these with you during our site visit and support you on your journey to reducing the environmental impact of your business! Download your checklist now!
SHOP RESPONSIBLY.
SHOP SUSTAINABLE.
RETAIL
BUSINESSES
HOTELS &
VACATION RENTALS
RESTAURANTS
& EATERIES
CORPORATIONS
& OFFICES
SUSTAINABLE NOSARA
CERTIFICATION TIERS
Choose the Sustainable Nosara Certification Tier that works best for your current sustainable business plan. Businesses can also create a multi-phased plan which starts with Phase 1, the Bronze Nautilus level. Then, over a period of time your business works toward Phase 2, Silver Nautilus and Phase 3, Gold Nautilus level. Schedule an onsite visit to start your sustainable business plan today!
BRONZE NAUTILUS
LEVEL
Meets minimum 25% of goals
SILVER NAUTILUS
LEVEL
Meets 26-50% of goals
GOLD NAUTILUS
LEVEL
Meets 75%+ or more of goals

“CUSTOMERS IN THE NOSARA AREA ARE LOOKING FOR GUIDANCE ON HOW TO BE MORE CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS. THE SUSTAINABLE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OFFERS A SET OF CONCRETE SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS BY WHICH BUSINESSES CAN BE EVALUATED.”

—VANESSA BEZY, Ph.D., FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

BUSINESS OWNERS

Are you seeking something more strategic than the standard "bottom line."

NOSARA COMMUNITY

97% of consumers in Nosara believe it's important for local businesses to protect the environment.

ECO-CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS
Get up to speed on all things sustainable in Nosara.

THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
PROFITS, PEOPLE, & PLANET

INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS STRATEGIES
Today the world is full of uncertainty. The one thing that isn't uncertain is the need for change. The "standard bottom line" business model no longer fully addresses today's business challenges within global economic markets.

 

Purpose-driven business leaders are leveraging sustainable business strategies to positively impact our environment and communities--while driving their firms’ success and creating value for shareholders.  To weather today's economic conditions, numerous businesses have migrated toward sustainable business strategies and the triple bottom line of profits, people, and planet.

 

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SUSTAINABLE

CERTIFICATION

SUSTAINABLE

LIVING

SHOP

SUSTAINABLE

RESTAURANTS
GOALS & CHECKLIST
HOTELS & RENTALS
GOALS & CHECKLIST
RETAIL BUSINESSES
GOALS & CHECKLIST
OFFICE BUSINESSES
GOALS & CHECKLIST

SUSTAINABLE NOSARA

SUSTAINABLE NOSARA

YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THINGS SUSTAINABLE IN NOSARA

5 AREAS OF SUSTAINABLE
PRACTICES & SOLUTIONS
Explore how you can reduce your impact in different areas of your lifestyle and business.
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RIDE THE WAY TO
SUSTAINABLE LIVING

GOLD NAUTILUS LEVEL

A healthy environment is important to human health and the economy. Live responsibly as an eco-conscious resident in the Nosara community. Join the movement and learn how to reduce your environmental impact to protect our oceans, wildlife, tourism industry, and the Nosara we all love.
DOWNLOAD OUR SUSTAINABLE NOSARA GUIDES
AND START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY!
SUSTAINABLE HOME
GUIDE - ENGLISH
WASTE WATER
GUIDE - ENGLISH
CONSTRUCTION
GUIDE - ENGLISH
LIGHTS OUT
GUIDE - ENGLISH
SUSTAINABLE HOME
GUIDE - SPANISH
WASTE WATER
GUIDE - SPANISH
CONSTRUCTION
GUIDE - SPANISH
LIGHTS OUT
GUIDE - SPANISH
BE A CONSCIOUS CONSUMER IN THE NOSARA COMMUNITY
 Find certified sustainable businesses in Nosara by business sector.
Sustainable Nosara is a community network of eco-conscious businesses and patrons focused on reducing their environmental impact.
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WATER

Get started with your water reduction plan with low flow faucets and toilets, eco-friendly cleaning products, and filtered tap water. Invest in a wastewater treatment system. Learn about the most efficient and economical wastewater systems on the market today.

WASTE

Start your plan by checking all the boxes. Eliminate the use of single-use plastics. Recycle all plastic, metal, tetra pack, cardboard, and glass. Use biodegradable bags for recycling and trash collection. Compost organic waste, and more! 

ENERGY

Get on track with your energy reduction plan with energy star appliances; energy efficient bulb lighting; solar panels and water heaters; smart outdoor lighting and motion sensors.

LANDSCAPING

Create wildlife corridors and green spaces on you property. Limit light pollution. Use natural, eco-friendly pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers.

COMING SOON
CONSTRUCTION

Get Green Building Certification. Implement energy and water reduction plans. Create wildlife corridors and green spaces on you property. Limit light pollution.

COMING SOON

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PROFITS

Align your business model with sustainability practices to invest in our planet and drive your business success by maximizing profits, reducing costs, and mitigating risk. Implement sustainable business strategies and initiatives like bio-based and environmentally friendly materials to reduce your carbon impact. Establish an ethical and sustainable supply chain which includes setting standards for workers’ rights, a safe work environment, and an environmentally-friendly production process.

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PEOPLE

Establish an ethical and sustainable supply chain which includes setting standards for fair labor workers’ rights and a safe work environment. Implement purpose-driven business strategies and initiatives that invest in individual health and safety; social and economic determinants of health; and resilient and sustainable communities. Create employee volunteer programs that engage with non-profit organizations who align with your mission and core values.

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PLANET

Make a positive impact on the planet with your business operations. Reduce your carbon footprint and impact on the planet with ethically sourced materials and cutting down on energy consumption. Improving supply chain operations and implement initiatives using bio-based materials and eliminating single use plastics. Incorporate sustainability with product lifecycle management. 

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PROFITS

PEOPLE

PLANET

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