Congratulations to our 15 New Certified Green Businesses!

Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County Certifies 15 New Green Businesses

 

Companies to be honored at luncheon event

Wednesday April 11, 11:30 am

Hotel Corque, Solvang

Santa Barbara, CA – The Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County will celebrate 15 new Santa Barbara County businesses that have achieved the Green Business certification.

“Succeeding today requires businesses to maximize all of their resources,” says Glenn Morris, President & CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.  “Those who complete the Green Business certification have demonstrated that they understand this and are committed to not just working hard, but also working smart.   We salute them for their commitment to being sustainable and for the discipline to prove it!”

Mark Rousseau, Assistant Director, Energy & Environmental Services, Housing, Dining & Auxilary Enterprises, will be the Keynote Speaker.

The organizations most recently certified are:  AC4 Fitness (Goleta), Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce, City of Carpinteria Community Pool, Coastal Vineyard Care Associates (Buellton), The Frame Up (Goleta), The Good Lion (Santa Barbara), Impact Hub Santa Barbara, Impact Hub Funk Zone (Santa Barbara), Keller Williams Realty (Santa Barbara), Lynx Property Management, Inc. (Santa Barbara), The Medical Offices of Cristopher Geiler, M.D. (Santa Barbara), Sanford Winery Tasting Room (Unincorporated Lompoc), Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Traffic Solutions, City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department, and City of Santa Maria Utilities Department.

We will also be honoring businesses for completing the re-certification process. The following businesses have continued to implement measures to foster sustainability, have taken new actions to become even more sustainable and therefore, have achieved recertification for another three years. The following businesses have remained committed to their sustainability goals and have implemented additional actions to become even more sustainable: County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department Santa Maria Service Center, Encina Meadows Apartments (Goleta), Waste Management Administrative Offices (Santa Maria), and MarBorg Industries (Santa Barbara).

The Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County (GBPSBC) is a countywide public/private partnership comprised of local governments, special districts, non-profits, utility companies, waste haulers, and chambers of commerce.

The GBPSBC recognizes businesses that voluntarily take actions that go above and beyond complying with environmental regulations to serve as models of sustainability.  The GBPSBC offers incentives and assistance to help businesses save money, attract customers, create healthier work places, and foster greater cooperation with regulatory agencies by implementing measures in such areas as waste reduction and recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, energy and water conservation, and preventing and reducing pollution such as storm water runoff and the use of alternative forms of transportation.    Businesses that achieve certification receive free promotion such as a certificate, a window decal for display at the business, recognition at the annual GBPSBC Luncheon, and a listing in a directory of “green” certified businesses on the program’s website at http://www.greenbizsbc.org/search-for-green-businesses/

For more information, go to www.greenbizsbc.org.