Long Beach Celebrates Green Certified Businesses

Release Date: 2019-05-08 

Long Beach Certified 31 local businesses and organizations through the Green Businesses Program in the past year since the program re-launched under the California Green Business Network. On May 7th it celebrated these businesses’ achievements with a presentation at City Council and a celebration at The Harbor downtown.

In the last year businesses in the Green Business Program have saved over 100,000 pounds of CO2 which is the equivalent of planting 168 acres of urban forests. Businesses also saved enough energy to power 10 houses and enough water to fill one bathtub per hour for a year.

“There are many simple actions businesses can take that make a big impact,” Sustainability Coordinator Larry Rich said. “All of the changes they make also help educate residents and visitors about what it means to be a sustainable community. Thank you to all of the businesses that have made protecting the environment a part of their mission.”

Long Beach launched the new Green Business Program in May 2018 under the California Green Business Network (CAGBN), which provides a statewide standard of sustainability for Green Business Certification. Certification is provided free of charge to all Long Beach businesses, and the program connects businesses with any resources and incentive programs available to help them go green. Businesses that achieve certification are promoted on the City website and social media channels, listed on the CAGBN database of green businesses, and provided with branded material to showcase their certified status.

Join the growing community of Green Businesses or support local sustainable business at www.longbeach.gov/greenbusiness