The Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County (GBPSBC) will be hosting its annual luncheon to honor over two dozen green businesses that were certified and re-certified this past year on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Corque, located at 400 Alisal Road in Solvang.
Among those to be recognized at the luncheon is the City of Goleta, which was re-certified this past year as a Green Business by the GBPSBC. The City of Goleta is proud to renew and strengthen its commitment to sustainability by implementing environmentally friendly practices throughout the organization. In addition to the recertification of our city, the Goleta Sanitary District, Sweet Cheeks, Brighten Solar Co., and AC4 Fitness in Goleta were all certified as green businesses within the past year.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Seth Streeter, the Founder and CEO of Mission Wealth and of Sustainablefuture.org. Sustainablefuture.org is an impact-making organization designed to align and empower Santa Barbara County to become a leading sustainable region for the world to follow. The Sustainablefuture.org platform educates and supports community members in making environmentally friendly behavior changes, tallying positive individual and team impacts on the environment. For more information on SustainableFuture.org, please visit their website at www.Sustainablefuture.org.
For the past 10 years, the GBPSBC public/private partnership program has helped over 100 local businesses and organizations save money and improve their environmental impacts through simple, yet effective green strategies. Currently, businesses in the following sectors are eligible to apply for certification: general office/retail stores, restaurants, lodging establishments, automotive shops, multi-family residential complexes, breweries and small manufacturers. Other sectors will be added in the future based on available resources, demand, and community interest.