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We're excited to announce the launch of our Brewery Checklist! Learn about the first certified Green Business brewery below.

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State Support and Certified Breweries

CAGBN Receives $1MM from the State of California

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

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.

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

2017 By The Numbers!

The metrics from 29 Green Business Programs across the State have been calculated and the results are in! 2017 was a year for the books when it comes to the collective impact of certified Green Businesses that constitute the California Green Business Network. Thank you for your participation in the process.

Innovator Business: Heath Ceramics 

If you appreciate ceramics, you’re likely already a fan of the Sausalito, California-based Heath Ceramics.

Heath Ceramics is on a Zero-Waste-to-Landfill journey and their recent California Green Business certification felt like the natural next step for them. The certification process allowed them to recognize the environmental efforts they already had in place and also helped them identify where they needed to make improvements. They are now investigating the use of solar power and also plan to improve their greywater processing system to use even more of their manufacturing waste in new products... READ MORE

Congratulations Innovators

A big round of applause for our freshly certified Innovator Tier businesses. The Innovator Tier allows businesses to go beyond certification to gain additional recognition and benefits. Contact your local coordinator to find out if this level of certification is available in your area!
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