Long Beach Green Business Recognition Program

On July 1, 2010, the City of Long Beach announced the start of the Long Beach Green Business Recognition Program, designed to encourage Long Beach businesses who have implemented sustainable practices to share their success stories and be recognized for going green.

Local businesses are invited to submit an online application highlighting their green efforts. Businesses who have implemented actions that improve the environment, increase efficiency and conservation and save money in six sustainability categories will be recognized each month. Selected businesses will have their business profile and best practices posted on www.sustainablelb.com and will be recognized at a Sustainable City Commission meeting.

To be considered for recognition under the Long Beach Green Business Recognition Program, a Long Beach business must demonstrate green business practices in each of the following areas: Waste Reduction & Recycling, Alternative Transportation, Green Purchasing, Water Conservation & Pollution Prevention, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, and Staff Training & Public Awareness.

Sustainability is a business strategy - that has staying power because it can increase worker productivity, can improve a company's public image and can save companies money; none of which go out of style. The Long Beach Green Business Recognition Program encourages businesses to take responsibility for positively contributing to a greener Long Beach.

Are you a Long Beach
Green Business?

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Click HERE for the application

Resources for Green Businesses:
  • Commercial & Multi-family water efficient rebates
  • Southern California Edison Energy Savings for your business

  • Featured City of Long Beach Recognized Green Businesses:

    Fine Feathers Kombucha Co.
    The Fine Feathers mission is to be a part of the growing health-concious movement by offering a raw, probiotic- and enzyme-rich, alkalizing drink. Fine Feathers focus remains on staying local and growing sustainability. They have a strong dedication toward sustainability by offering a Growler Exchange Program, Bottle Take Back program, and local deliveries by bike.

    Tiny ecoUrbanite
    Tiny ecoUrbanite is committed to natural parenting, and created a space to bring community together to live organically. They stock only the highest quality eco-friendly products for the little ones and families who are interested in living green. They offer workshops and classes from cloth diapering to breastfeeding, and mama and me yoga.

    Steamed Organic Vegetarian Cuisine
    The Steamed Mission is to provide organic, local, fresh, fast food made with love, affordably to the community; to focus on the sustainability of the earth and humankind. They incorporate green business practices where possible using banana paper printed menus, compostable to-go containers, and secondhand silver and placeware.

    Averyboo Arts - Creativity Center for Kids
    Averyboo Arts is a creativity center for childeren 2 to 9+ years old. Their mission is to nurture creativity and artistic freedom in young children offering a variety of art classes and open-ended activities that emphasize on fun, skill building, and developing confidence in their abilities.

    Harding Construction & Sustainable Solutions
    Harding Construction & Sustainable Solutions specializes in custom home building and remodling, home energy upgrades, and green building within the greater Southern California areas. They work with clients for energy efficient and environmental design considerations that utilize green innovations. The result is a more comfortable, sustainable and less wasteful than an average home, view their green business profile.

    Dream Inspired Design

    Dream Inspired Design is a woman-owned and powered business here in Long Beach that is committed to eco-friendly practices and offerings. They provide sustainable marketing strategies, branding, web design, and creative services for companies. They also offer eco-friendly printing on 100 percent tree-free paper, and will plant a fruit tree in honor of every client they work with, view their green business profile.

    Boeing C-17 Program
    The Boeing C-17 Program is a manufacturing facility for the C-17 Globemaster III.
    A high-wing, four-engine, T-tailed, military-transport aircraft, the multi-service C-17 can carry large equipment, supplies and troops directly to small airfields in harsh terrain anywhere in the world day or night. The massive, sturdy, long-haul aircraft tackles distance, destination and heavy, oversized payloads in unpredictable conditions. It has delivered cargo in every worldwide operation since the 1990s.
    To learn more about the Boeing C-17 Program sustainable initiatives, view their green business profile.

    Yellow 108
    Specializing in sustainable hats and accessories made from salvaged and recycled materials, Yellow 108 utilizes waste from eco textile factories to create truly unique and "Limited Edition" products from season to season while assisting factories in minimizing waste and increasing recycling. Yellow 108 also donates 2% of all sales to local Los Angeles non profits specializing in socially responsible initiatives. For details about this company, visit their business profile.

    The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse
    The only creative reuse business in Southern California, the Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse serves as a hub for community members to donate items that are too good to throw away so artists, teachers, and other community members can reuse them. Their mission statement is to encourage, inspire and promote fun ways to reuse items and materials. Located on 3rd Street and Elm, the Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse is actively involved in the community, and supports local artists through the business. For more information, you can view their green business profile.

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    A central attraction in the City of Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific features Pacific Ocean ecosystems in a fun, engaging way while educating visitors about the importance of protecting our oceans and the effects of climate change. For more information about the Aquarium of the Pacific's sustainability initiatives, please click here. Also, see their business profile for some current efforts.

    Green Coast Hydroponics

    The first recognized business to complete the Office of Sustainability Green Office Certification audit, Green Coast Hydroponics has implemented sustainability practices throughout their business. For details about this company, visit their business profile.

    Tidal Influence

    Focusing on coastal habitat conservation, Tidal Influence is dedicated to sustainability in all aspects of its business. For more information about Tidal Influence, visit their business profile or check out their website.

    Blue Gecko Landscape Design
    Specializing in drought-tolerant, organic and sustainable landscaping, Blue Gecko Landscape Design makes sustainable landscape artistic and beautiful. More information about this business can be found in their business profile.

    Kress Market Gourmet Grocers

    Offering high quality organic produce, Kress Market focuses on sustainable food throughout their market. For more details about Kress Market, please visit their business profile and website.

    kW Engineering
    Experts in energy efficiency and renewable energy, kW Engineering is committed to sustainability. To learn more about this eco friendly business, visit their business profile or website.

    Selling environmental ink and toner cartidges for printers are just some of the sustainable practices implemented at InkPeace. For more information about this business, you can view their green business profile.

    For more information, contact Tiffany Chen, Sustainability Analyst at 562.570.6396 or