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  • The Chamber is Green Business Certified!

    August 31, 2017

    CONTACT: Joyce Donaldson, IOM
    805.684.5479  I  760.808.0823
    joyce@carpinteriachamber.org
    Media Release

    The Carpinteria Valley Chamber is proud to announce that the Chamber Office is now Green Business Certified, going above and beyond the required measurements to serve as a model of sustainability.
     
    “We have successfully tackled waste reduction and recycling, energy efficiency and conservation, water conservation, air pollution prevention, and intentionally purchasing environmentally friendly office supplies” says Joyce Donaldson, President/CEO of the Carpinteria Valley Chamber. “These important actions will help protect, preserve, and improve the environment”.
     
    Donaldson applauds Rachel Wylie, the Chamber’s Business Resource Coordinator, for taking on Green Business Certification. Wylie worked closely with Chamber property manager David Godfrey in the intensive process of achieving certification. Over the last several years, Godfrey has made countless improvements towards sustainability and he readily implemented the remaining changes to ensure that our energy efficiency and water conservation protocols met the high standards for certification.
     
    By implementing Green Business practices, dollars are saved by reducing energy and water costs, while creating a healthier, comfortable, and more desirable workplace by using less toxic products.
     
    The Green Business Program provides resources and assistance to businesses wanting to be green, certifies businesses through workshops and trainings, on-site visits & evaluation, and provides benchmarks to improve environmental sustainability. Want to take the leap towards Green Business Certification yourself? Join the next Green Business Workshop late September!
     
    Learn more at www.greenbizsbc.org or contact the Chamber office for an overview and tour of the Chamber offices.
     
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    About the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce
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    The Chamber is dedicated to creating a healthy local economy and building a strong environment for economic growth and sustainability. In ongoing efforts to achieve this lofty goal, we represent business to government, coordinate educational forums, host networking events, advocate for business friendly legislation, and promote community.
    The Chamber is a 501 C (6) non-profit organization, funded thru chamber membership investments, sponsors, and fundraisers. We are a passionate team of 16 volunteer Board of Directors, 1.5 paid staffers, and 300+ enthusiastic members that generously share their time, talents, and treasures. Together we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Carpinteria Valley and are proud to offer an energetic and sunny environment in which businesses can joyfully flourish!
    Contact:
    Joyce Donaldson, IOM, President/CEO
    805-684-5479
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