Is your restaurant taking actions to reduce its environmental impact? Anything from energy reduction to using locally-sourced products to cut down on transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions could net your small business recognition through the CoolCalifornia.org Small Business Awards.
CoolCalifornia.org recognizes small businesses that have taken actions to become more environmentally sustainable. Tips on their website outline many things a business can do to achieve this goal. The awards, which include Climate Leader and Business of the year, recognize businesses that have excelled at these practices and can also demonstrate costs savings or other benefits from their actions.
The application period for potential nominees continues through Nov. 1, with site visits to prospective winners starting in December. Winners will be announced in January 2014, and an awards ceremony will take place in Sacramento the following month.
To apply, visit www.coolcalifornia.org/small-business. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, contact Judy Nottoli or Tabetha Wilson for more information.