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Sustainability Office Helping Businesses Go Green

Release Date: 2018-12-03

Long Beach businesses that commit to environmental and sustainable practices are not only being recognized by their community, they’re now certifiably green. This year, the Long Beach Office of Sustainability launched its Green Business Certification and Recognition Program to enroll local businesses in the California Green Business Program.

“The goal of the program is to change the business culture so that sustainable practices become the standard practices,” Courtney Chatterson, communications specialist at the sustainability office, told the Business Journal.

The statewide Green Business Program helps local businesses to conserve energy and water, minimize waste and reduce their carbon footprints. Those businesses that are certified green exceed environmental regulations and implement specific practices to reduce pollution and protect the health of their communities. At present, the network includes over 4,000 businesses in cities and counties across California.

Read more on the Long Beach Business Journal