Long Beach Hosts 2nd Annual Green Business RecognitionRelease Date: 2020-03-12
Long Beach recognized 23 businesses at the Green Business Program’s Annual Recognition Event on Tuesday, March 10. The program now has a grand total of 53 businesses recognized since the program launched under the California Green Business Network in 2018. On Tuesday we celebrated these businesses’ achievements with a presentation at City Council followed by a celebration at Utopia Good Food and Fine Art in the East Village Arts District.
Utopia was also one of the new Certified Green Businesses being recognized at the event. Utopia's owner, Kamran said, "We have to do things for future generations. It may be a small step, but I’m very happy to be part of this growing community focused on sustainability in Long Beach. I encourage everyone to join the program.”
The 23 businesses recognized at yesterday’s event worked to reduce their environmental impact across multiple focus areas including pollution prevention, water saving, energy efficiency, waste reduction and transportation. Included in the list are 3 businesses that have not yet reached full certification, but were recognized at the Efficiency level for accomplishing a shorter checklist including the major conservation measures. The list of businesses recognized is:
- London Lights Studio
- Feel Good Salsa
- Rockwell Process Consulting Inc
- CommonGrounds Workplace
- We The People Janitorial & Maintenance LLC
- ASL Services, Inc
- BYO Long Beach - East Village
- On Purpose Events
- Burke Mercantile
- Utopia Good Food and Fine Art
- Portfolio Coffeehouse
- Berlin Bistro
- C Gallery Fine Art
- WorkTough Inc
- Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation
- Enid Wellness
- Long Beach Community Foundation
- Baja Sonora
- Simple Health & Wellness
In 2019, Long Beach Green Businesses saved over 264 thousand pounds of CO2 which is the equivalent of planting 410 acres of urban forests. Long Beach Green Businesses also saved enough energy to power 26 houses and enough therms of natural gas to heat 626 homes for a year.
Across the state in 2019, over 4,000 Green Businesses have saved 742 million gallons of water, diverted 99 thousand metrics tons of waste from the landfill, and reduced 422 thousand metric tons of greenhouse gasses.
Join the growing community of Green Businesses or find Long Beach Green Businesses you can support at www.longbeach.gov/greenbusiness.