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CALIFORNIA GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK BLOG

An Unprecedented Year in Review

An Unprecedented Year in Review The past year brought with it an onslaught of challenges for businesses and individuals alike. As we emerge from 2020, we want to look back on what we were still able to achieve together.  Above are the metrics for our Network’s collective environmental impact in…

Be Energy Efficient in 2021!

Be Energy Efficient in 2021! As we enter the new year and the colder months, it is the perfect time to start implementing sustainability resolutions. Ensure that your homes and businesses are operating as efficiently as possible–for the sake of the planet AND your utility bills! Here are a few…

How to Make Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

After an unprecedentedly challenging year, we are charging into 2021 with resilience. When honoring the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions, we can incorporate our commitment to the environment. Read on for some inspiration for January 1st.  This year make resolutions that challenge you while benefiting yourself and the planet.  Lessen…

Ten Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

It’s April, and Earth Month! This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a momentous occasion that would have called for huge celebrations and gatherings spanning the globe. Due to the global Coronavirus/COVID-19 challenge, there’s been a damper on in-person events, but that doesn’t mean all is lost. Many…

How Small Businesses Can Temporarily Adapt

Fire and Small Business Resources Photo: Dagmar Dolatschko The most recent updates are added at the top. (Last Updated: 8/26/20) California Fire Resources: State/Federal: Northern California Wildfire Relief Resource Page Federal: Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online…

Managing Energy Use with Demand-Side Management

Demand-side management (DSM) strategies can help Green Businesses achieve their certification but sorting through the various DSM options can be overwhelming. Through its AutoDR workforce development project, the Center for Sustainable Energy is here to offer free technical support! What is DSM? DSM refers to reducing your current energy use through manual…

4 Ways to Finance Your Sustainability Projects

Picture this: Joe owns and operates a popular taco shop. For years, he purchased single-use plates, cups, and cutlery for his dine-in and take-out customers alike. Initially, these disposable items seemed inexpensive and convenient, but, more and more, Joe has realized that they have their downsides too. Namely, the build-up…