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MEDIA ADVISORY: 3rd Annual CoolCalifornia.org 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 CoolCalifornia.org Small Business Awards|
|WHERE:|| Cal/EPA Headquarters|
Sierra Hearing Room 1001 “ I” 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.