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CALIFORNIA GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK BLOG

Water Saving Tips for Businesses

  Conservation tips to save water (and money) at your facility. Inside: Install low-flow faucet aerators. Swap out your original faucet aerators with affordable, low-flow aerators on existing fixtures to reduce water use by up 30% or more. We recommend 0.5 gallons per minute (GPM) aerators for bathroom sinks and…

SB 1383 for Businesses

  California is experiencing the effects of the climate crisis: hotter summers, longer fire seasons, extreme droughts, and rising sea levels. You may not think about food waste when it comes to the climate crisis, but according to CalRecycle, organic waste in landfills emit 20% of the state’s methane, a…

Food Waste

The FDA estimates that Americans waste between 30% and 40% of their food. Most of this wasted food ends up in landfills, where it generates methane, a greenhouse gas that is up to 86 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.  At the same time, 1 in 8 Americans struggle to…

Fall Efficiency Tips

Fall Energy Efficiency

The leaves are changing colors and pumpkin spice season is in full swing. We all know about spring cleaning, but many of us get lost in the fall frenzy and forget to take steps to ensure our homes and businesses are operating as efficiently as possible. Window and door drafts…

Fire Resilience for Businesses

Fire tips for businesses

Let’s face it, fires are scary. The California wildfires have devastated entire towns in California, and climate change will cause these events to occur more frequently with more intensity. It is now more important than ever to cultivate our community’s fire resiliency and adaptations. We all receive a lot of…

Businesses Can Help Drought

  As California businesses pull themselves back together following the statewide shutdowns, it is important to come back stronger than ever and be proactive in addressing our problems. One struggle that hasn’t gone away is the drought. Leaky infrastructure at your business such as faucets, toilets, and irrigation not only…

Foodware: Cultivating New Habits

There are many environmental issues that people can avoid–they can drive an electric car to avoid fossil fuels on their commute, or electrify their homes to move away from natural gas. However, avoiding food and its associated complexities is more difficult. Our lives are centered around our eating habits, and…

Small Business COVID-19 Grants

California Small Businesses: There is a new grant opportunity in town! Grants from $5,000 to $25,000 will be available to eligible small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 starting in September 2021. Review the materials now and draft your application to be one of the first new institutions/businesses to apply….

Pledge to Reduce: Plastic Free July!

Katy Perry knows that sometimes we all may feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind. Whether or not that simile is relatable to you, we can all agree that no one wants to see that plastic bag floating down the freeway.  The United States generates the most plastic…

Let’s Grow Better

Let’s Grow Better   By Jo Fleming, Executive Director, California Green Business Network and YaVette Holts, Founder and CEO of Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB) We offer free services to businesses that give them an advantage, provides funding and resources, and promotion. Any business in California can…