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Climate-friendly Menus

Climate-friendly Menus Can Take a Big Bite Out of Climate Change
By Kari Hamerschlag, Friends of the Earth
It may be surprising to learn that the biggest impact most restaurants have on climate change comes from the meat at the center of the plate. That’s because livestock production accounts for about 15 percent of global GHG emissions — more than the tailpipe emissions from all the planes, trains, cars and trucks in the world combined!
Beyond climate change, meat and industrially-produced animal foods are a major cause of many other serious ecological and health problems, including: water pollution, deforestation, species extinction, dead zones, fisheries depletion, water scarcity, antibiotics resistance, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Find out about the solutions: READ MORE

First Certified Food Manufacturer

Straus Becomes First Certified Green Business Food Manufacturer
We couldn’t possibly have found a better candidate to test out the California Green Business Network’s new standards for Food Manufacturers than Straus Family Creamery in Marshall, CA... As Straus has grown over the last 24 years, they have constantly found ways to reduce their environmental impact. The wastewater from the manufacturing operation is captured and transported a short distance to the Straus Dairy Farm*, where it’s used in the methane digester that generates energy to power the farm. But its journey doesn’t end there... READ MORE

New Business Promotion Toolkit

Thanks to funding from the State of California, CAGBN continues to expand our outreach and marketing efforts. We are excited to give you a sneak peak of some of the new promotion concepts that will be included in the upcoming Business Promotion Toolkit below. This toolkit is meant to make sharing about your Green Business Certification easier than ever and includes copy-ready social media posts, logo placement ideas, innovative promotion techniques, and access to various formats of your local Green Business Program logo.

NEW! Storefront Counter Sign Design

NEW! Check Insert Design

NEW! Logo and Clings for Innovator Businesses

Congratulations Innovator!

Give a big round of applause for our newest certified Innovator Tier business Liberated Spaces, a San Francisco-based life/work/home organizer.

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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