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CALIFORNIA GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK BLOG

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…

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

Updated April 2021 It’s April, and Earth Month! This year is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Due to the global Coronavirus/COVID-19 challenge, there will likely be fewer in-person events, but that doesn’t mean all is lost. Many of the events will be postponed, not canceled, and all of us…

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…