15 Businesses, Organizations Honored by County Green Program

Ted Singley and Kylie Wagner from Impact Hub hold a banner at the recent county Green Business Program luncheon. Photo by Sarita Relis

Fifteen businesses – including Impact Hub – and organizations that have achieved an environmental certification were honored during the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County luncheon April 11 at Hotel Corque in Solvang. 

Recently certified organizations include: AC4 Fitness and the Frame Up, both in Goleta; Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce; City of Carpinteria Community Pool; Coastal Vineyard Care Associates in Buellton; and the Good Lion in Santa Barbara. 

Impact Hub in downtown Santa Barbara and Impact Hub in the Funk Zone were both certified. Also honored were: Keller Williams Realty, Lynx Property Management, Inc. and Medical Offices of Dr. Cristopher Geiler, all three in Santa Barbara; and Sanford Winery Tasting Room in the unincorporated Lompoc area. 

“Those who complete the Green Business certification have demonstrated that they understand this and are committed to not just working hard, but also working smart,” said Glenn Morris, president and CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We salute them for their commitment to being sustainable and for the discipline to prove it.” 

Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Traffic Solutions, City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department, and City of Santa Maria Utilities Department also were recognized by the Green Program. 

Businesses also will be honored for completing the re-certification process. The following businesses have continued to implement measures to foster sustainability, have taken new actions to become even more sustainable and have achieved recertification for another three years. 

The Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County is a countywide public-private partnership of local governments, special districts, nonprofits, utility companies, waste haulers and chambers of commerce. 

Businesses that achieve certification receive free promotion such as a certificate, a window decal for their business, recognition at the annual GBPSBC Luncheon, and a listing in a directory of green-certified businesses on the program’s website, http://www.greenbizsbc.org/search-for-green-businesses/. For more information, visit www.greenbizsbc.org

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