Staff Report

Fifteen companies in Santa Barbara County were honored recently at a luncheon in Solvang for achieving certification from the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County

“Succeeding today requires businesses to maximize all of their resources,” said Glenn Morris, president and CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“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,” he said. “We salute them for their commitment to being sustainable and for the discipline to prove it.”

The organizations most recently certified are AC4 Fitness (Goleta), Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce, city of Carpinteria community pool, Coastal Vineyard Care Associates (Buellton), The Frame Up (Goleta), The Good Lion (Santa Barbara), Impact Hub Santa Barbara, Impact Hub Funk Zone (Santa Barbara), Keller Williams Realty (Santa Barbara), Lynx Property Management Inc. (Santa Barbara), medical offices of Dr. Cristopher Geiler (Santa Barbara), Sanford Winery Tasting Room (unincorporated Lompoc), Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Traffic Solutions, city of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department, and city of Santa Maria Utilities Department.

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 Luncheon, and a listing in a directory of green-certified businesses on the program’s website.

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