Businesses that have achieved certification during the past year as “green” businesses from the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County (GBPSBC) will be honored on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 during a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Corque, located at 400 Alisal Road in Solvang. Mark Rousseau (Assistant Director, Energy and Environmental Services at UCSB) will serve as the keynote speaker. The cost of the luncheon is $35.00 per person, if the registration and payment are received by April 2nd, or $45.00 per person for registrations and payments received after that date.
The GBPSBC, a public-private partnership which is supported financially by 30 agencies, provides incentives, support, and recognition to participating businesses that implement mandatory and voluntary measures in solid waste reduction and recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, energy and water conservation, and pollution prevention (e.g. air quality, transportation and storm water runoff). To become certified, a business must complete an online application and checklist. Certified businesses save money by reducing waste and conserving energy, water and other resources while fostering a healthier workplace.
Since the GBPSBC’s inception in December 2008, the GBPSBC has helped over 125 local businesses and organizations save money and protect, preserve, and improve the environment. Currently, businesses in the following sectors are eligible to apply for certification: general office/retail stores, restaurants, hotels, automotive shops, multi-family residential communities, and breweries.
To obtain more information about the GBPSBC and to register and RSVP for the Luncheon, please visit the GBPSBC website at www.GreenBizSBC.org . For additional information, please contact the County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, at (805) 882-3616 or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org .