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CALIFORNIA GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK BLOG

Fall Efficiency Tips

Fall Energy Efficiency

The leaves are changing colors and pumpkin spice season is in full swing. We all know about spring cleaning, but many of us get lost in the fall frenzy and forget to take steps to ensure our homes and businesses are operating as efficiently as possible. Window and door drafts…

Fire Resilience for Businesses

Fire tips for businesses

Let’s face it, fires are scary. The California wildfires have devastated entire towns in California, and climate change will cause these events to occur more frequently with more intensity. It is now more important than ever to cultivate our community’s fire resiliency and adaptations. We all receive a lot of…

Foodware: Cultivating New Habits

There are many environmental issues that people can avoid–they can drive an electric car to avoid fossil fuels on their commute, or electrify their homes to move away from natural gas. However, avoiding food and its associated complexities is more difficult. Our lives are centered around our eating habits, and…

CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

California Small Businesses: There is a new grant opportunity in town! Grants from $5,000 to $25,000 will be available to eligible small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 starting in September 2021. Review the materials now and draft your application to be one of the first new institutions/businesses to apply….

Pledge to Reduce: Plastic Free July!

Katy Perry knows that sometimes we all may feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind. Whether or not that simile is relatable to you, we can all agree that no one wants to see that plastic bag floating down the freeway.  The United States generates the most plastic…

Let’s Grow Better

Let’s Grow Better   By Jo Fleming, Executive Director, California Green Business Network and YaVette Holts, Founder and CEO of Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB) We offer free services to businesses that give them an advantage, provides funding and resources, and promotion. Any business in California can…

An Unprecedented Year in Review

An Unprecedented Year in Review The past year brought with it an onslaught of challenges for businesses and individuals alike. As we emerge from 2020, we want to look back on what we were still able to achieve together.  Above are the metrics for our Network’s collective environmental impact in…

Be Energy Efficient in 2021!

Be Energy Efficient in 2021! As we enter the new year and the colder months, it is the perfect time to start implementing sustainability resolutions. Ensure that your homes and businesses are operating as efficiently as possible–for the sake of the planet AND your utility bills! Here are a few…