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Dimitri Stanich

MEDIA ADVISORY: 3rd Annual Small Business Awards

Small businesses to receive awards for climate-smart strategies that help the bottom line

SACRAMENTO - This Wednesday, June 13 the Air Resources Board will present 16 businesses from throughout the state with awards recognizing their role in integrating environmental conservation with sound business practices.
 WHAT:      3rd Annual Small Business Awards
  • Small Business Ombudsman, California Air Resources Board
  • 5 Business of the Year award recipients
  • 11 small business Climate Leader Recipients
  WHERE:     Cal/EPA Headquarters
     Sierra Hearing Room 1001 ā€œ Iā€ Street
     Sacramento, CA 95814
  WHEN:     Wednesday, June 13, 2:00 p.m.

The 16 award winners were selected from 78 competitive applicants, representing a variety of business sectors. These businesses took an array of actions to save money and improve their operations, facilities and practices while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Steps taken include installation of compact fluorescent lights, solar panels and energy-efficient computer servers; elimination of toxic materials and solvents; use of eco-friendly and recycled products; and adding automated thermostats and lighting fixtures.

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.