CAGBN Receives $1MM from the State of California
Small-to-medium-sized breweries are opening at an astounding rate. These breweries provide a valuable service to their local communities (is there a more noble pursuit than making people happy?) and serve as centers of community engagement. Breweries also tend to have a significant environmental impact due to their solid waste production, water needs, and energy use.
It's official! The California Green Business Network (CAGBN) just received $1MM in funding from the State of California to expand the program into six new regions, help certify 1,000 new businesses, translate materials into additional languages and launch new marketing efforts via Facebook, Google AdWords, and our statewide website. This new marketing will target consumers and business owners. The California Green Business Network leads the state and nation in working with small to medium-sized businesses to create a vibrant green economy and the additional funding will help the program thrive in 2018!
CAGBN: Now Certifying Breweries
To address the sustainability opportunities for this growing industry, Green Business Coordinators from the City of Ventura and the City of Santa Cruz teamed up with breweries, brewery sustainability experts, and representatives from water, waste, and energy utilities to create a brewery-specific checklist that allows breweries to become Certified Green Businesses. This work relied heavily on existing sustainability best practices guide from the Brewers Association. We're excited to share the two first certified Green Business breweries with you: READ MORE