New Law Accelerates Organics Recycling

27 Feb

Compost image2016 is going to be a big year for keeping organics (food and yard waste) out of our landfills, especially for businesses. In 2014 the State of California passed AB 1826, requiring businesses to recycle their organic waste and not put it in the garbage. Businesses with that dispose of high levels of organics every week have to separate it starting April 1, 2016 as others phase in later in the year.

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Your Green Business is Part of Something Big

23 Nov
CAGBP ImageDid you know there are 3,000 small businesses Certified Green throughout the State of California? Our local program is part of a statewide network of 24 programs that make up the California Green Business Network. The changes we are all making together in small businesses add up to big outcomes:
  • Cut $30M each year off business’ utility bills
  • Reduced over 800,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions – equivalent to planting 43,583 acres of trees
  • Enough kilowatt-hours saved to power 25,000 houses for an entire year
  • Over 400,000 metric tons of waste diverted from the landfill
  • 124 million gallons of water saved
  • Over 28,000 gallons of hazardous waste eliminated
The program is receiving increased interest from the state to help expand our services so all California’s small businesses can receive the assistance and promotion they deserve when they, like you, do the good work of Going Green.

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Wanted: Small Businesses to Test Energy-Efficiency App

20 Nov

Energy Savings Green ImageAs many small business owners may know, bringing in an energy auditor to test your energy usage can be a cumbersome process and potentially cost prohibitive. EnergyAi® is an on-line service which analyzes energy meter data to identify opportunities for cost and CO2 savings. They are developing a version targeted to small businesses, and are looking for volunteers to give them feedback.

Small businesses will receive a report which shows their current business usage patterns, and the savings potential from simple operational changes.

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