Green Business Entrepreneurs 

The goal of this noncredit program is help students build a sustainable business strategy that allows them to make a positive impact on the environment and society. This noncredit certificate teaches students how to incorporate sustainability within an existing organization or an organization they plan to start on their own.

This new noncredit Green Business Entrepreneurs certificate will offer courses which address best practices for someone to incorporate sustainability as they create their own business or incorporate sustainability within an existing organization. The goal of this certificate program is to prepare students to be successful in “greening” their own business or an existing organization, resulting in more sustainable natural resources use.

Tuition-free! | Class begins March 29!

Course Synonym Course Title Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days Location
BA-921A-02 085302 Developing Your Business Plan 03/29/21 04/07/21 6:30 PM 8:35 PM MW Zoom
ENVS-901 086347 Green Business Entrepreneurs 04/15/21 05/13/21 6:30 PM 9:35 PM Th Zoom


After completing the Green Business Entrepreneurs certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Develop the ability to prepare an outline of the elements that will be in a business plan.
  2. Define a vision of a sustainable future.
  3. Understand strategies to successfully implement green projects into various organizations.
  4. Identify and apply tools that overcome barriers to the implementation of sustainability.
  5. Assess and appraise projects that help organizations move towards sustainability.


Get Started: Apply & Register

Already a student? Register here!
New to Ohlone College? Click here to complete the free noncredit application.


Cheers to you!
After successful completion of these 2 courses, students will be granted a Certificate of Completion in Green Business Entrepreneurs. Earning a noncredit certificate is a significant accomplishment that allows you to show others, such as employers, what you have achieved. Ohlone College noncredit certificates are reviewed by the faculty, the Ohlone College Board of Trustees, and California Community College Chancellor's Office, and signify the completion of a series of connected courses.

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About Your Instructors

Long Nguyen
Long Nguyen holds a Master of Science in Accountancy from Cal State East Bay. Prior to teaching full time, he worked as a Financial Auditor for California Department of Health Care Services. He has worked in administration, bank, restaurant, and government. He is passionate about being a life-long learner, solving business problems, and encouraging his students to grow to their fullest potential.

Justine Burt
Justine Burt is the Future of Work Program Lead at Manzanita Works, a non-profit in the San Francisco Bay Area focused on improving the quality of life for workers and their families. Prior to her non-profit work, she spent 20 years consulting on sustainability behavior change for alternative transportation, energy efficiency, and waste prevention programs. Clients included NASA Ames Research Center, the U.S. House of Representatives, Alameda County StopWaste, businesses in manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, and retail, various universities, the Clean Coalition, and the Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition. The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future, available from Chelsea Green Publishing, is her first book.

Reach out to Emily Burns at or by calling 1-510-742-2308.