Long Beach Green Business Recognition Program
On July 1, 2010, the City of Long Beach announced the launch of the Long Beach Green Business Recognition Program, designed to encourage Long Beach businesses who have implemented sustainable practices to share their success stories and be recognized for going green.
Local businesses are invited to submit an online application highlighting their green efforts. Businesses who have implemented actions that reduce environmental impact, increase efficiency and promote conservation will have their business profile and best practices posted on www.sustainablelb.com and will be recognized at a Sustainable City Commission meeting.
To be considered for recognition by the Long Beach Green Business Recognition Program, a Long Beach business should demonstrate green business practices in each of the following areas: Waste Reduction & Recycling, Alternative Transportation, Green Purchasing, Water Conservation & Pollution Prevention, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, and Staff Training & Public Awareness.
Sustainability is a business strategy that has staying power because it can increase worker productivity, improve a company's public image and save money; none of which go out of style. The Long Beach Green Business Recognition Program encourages businesses to take responsibility and credit for positively contributing to a greener Long Beach.
Are you a Long Beach Green Business?
Tell us your story!
View the application
Resources for Green Businesses:
Featured City of Long Beach Recognized Green Businesses:
Maple Village Waldorf School
Maple Village Waldorf School located in Belmont Heights opened in 2007 with a mission deeply aligned with the philosophy of having: little to zero waste, low energy/water usage, whole foods, farm to table education, heaps of outdoor time/physical activity rain or shine, students with a balance of heart, mind, body & spirit and a reverence for others and the environment.
Steamed Organic Vegetarian Cuisine
The Steamed Mission is to provide organic, local, fresh, fast food made with love, affordably to the community; to focus on the sustainability of the earth and humankind. They incorporate green business practices where possible using banana paper printed menus, compostable to-go containers, and secondhand silver and placeware.
Averyboo Arts - Creativity Center for Kids
Averyboo Arts is a creativity center for childeren 2 to 9+ years old. Their mission is to nurture creativity and artistic freedom in young children offering a variety of art classes and open-ended activities that emphasize on fun, skill building, and developing confidence in their abilities.
Harding Construction & Sustainable Solutions
Harding Construction & Sustainable Solutions specializes in custom home building and remodling, home energy upgrades, and green building within the greater Southern California areas. They work with clients for energy efficient and environmental design considerations that utilize green innovations. The result is a more comfortable, sustainable and less wasteful than an average home, view their green business profile.
Dream Inspired Design
Dream Inspired Design is a woman-owned and powered business here in Long Beach that is committed to eco-friendly practices and offerings. They provide sustainable marketing strategies, branding, web design, and creative services for companies. They also offer eco-friendly printing on 100 percent tree-free paper, and will plant a fruit tree in honor of every client they work with, view their green business profile.
Specializing in sustainable hats and accessories made from salvaged and recycled materials, Yellow 108 utilizes waste from eco textile factories to create truly unique and "Limited Edition" products from season to season while assisting factories in minimizing waste and increasing recycling. Yellow 108 also donates 2% of all sales to local Los Angeles non profits specializing in socially responsible initiatives. For details about this company, visit their business profile.
The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse
The only creative reuse business in Southern California, the Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse serves as a hub for community members to donate items that are too good to throw away so artists, teachers, and other community members can reuse them. Their mission statement is to encourage, inspire and promote fun ways to reuse items and materials. Located on 3rd Street and Elm, the Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse is actively involved in the community, and supports local artists through the business. For more information, you can view their green business profile.
Aquarium of the Pacific
A central attraction in the City of Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific features Pacific Ocean ecosystems in a fun, engaging way while educating visitors about the importance of protecting our oceans and the effects of climate change. See more information about the Aquarium of the Pacific's sustainability initiatives . Also, see their business profile for some current efforts.
Green Coast Hydroponics
The first recognized business to complete the Office of Sustainability Green Office Certification audit, Green Coast Hydroponics has implemented sustainability practices throughout their business. For details about this company, visit their business profile.
Focusing on coastal habitat conservation, Tidal Influence is dedicated to sustainability in all aspects of its business. For more information about Tidal Influence, visit their business profile or check out their website.
Blue Gecko Landscape Design
Specializing in drought-tolerant, organic and sustainable landscaping, Blue Gecko Landscape Design makes sustainable landscape artistic and beautiful. More information about this business can be found in their business profile.
Kress Market Gourmet Grocers
For more information, contact Courtney Chatterson at 562.570.6396 or Courtney.Chatterson@longbeach.gov