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CALIFORNIA GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK BLOG

Picking the Right Sustainability Path

  Green Business, B Corp, Sustainable Development Goals Or ISO;   Picking the Right Sustainability Framework for your Company   Authored by: CAGBN Executive Director Jo Fleming Operating sustainably can save businesses money and help them gain and retain top talent. More importantly, it sets them apart from their competition….

Healthy Nail Salon gets Certified!

  The First Healthy Nail Salon in San Francisco achieves Green Business Certification The Upper Hand Nail Spa in Noe Valley recently made history by becoming the first California Green Business Network (CAGBN) certified Nail Salon in California. They are a trailblazing nail salon offering a healthier nail experience, and…

Employee Retention via Wellness

Employee health and well-being should be a top priority for running a successful business, especially if you are concerned about retaining your valued employees. According to a survey conducted by Flexjobs, 49% of employees leave due to a lack of healthy work-life boundaries, and many businesses are starting to list employee wellness…

Sustainable Holiday Tips

Holiday shopping can not only hurt the wallet, but the over-consumption of goods that tends to happen during the gift-giving season can also harm the environment. This is especially challenging if your business hosts a gift exchange for the holidays as employees may not know what to give someone, and…

COVID Ventilation & Cleaning

As we move into our third year of COVID-19, we have learned a lot about the virus and how to best protect ourselves. As researchers have confirmed, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is much higher for airborne transmission than in surface transmission. In fact, a professor at Michigan Public…

Electrify Your Business

No matter where you get your information and news from these days, you can’t help but hear all the information coming out about electrification being the best environmental choice for the future. Whether you are considering an electric fleet of vehicles for your business or simply for your personal commute…

Single-use Plastic Reduction

Plastic-free July is almost over, but we want to encourage you to keep the spirit alive all year! The switch from single-use plastics to reusable items not only saves you money but also shows your employees and patrons that you share a commitment to the environment. A recent “Attitudes towards…

Sustainable 4th of July!

The 4th of July is around the corner! While we love celebrating this festive holiday, it can be tricky to cultivate a fun yet eco-friendly event. Whether you are open for business as usual, throwing a company event for your employees and patrons, or just barbecuing with the family, here…

Fire Safety in the Workplace

We all know that due to the ongoing drought and hotter temperatures, California is experiencing longer and more intense fire seasons. Annual forecast models for 2022 indicate an above-normal wildfire season, especially over the Northwest and West. Even if your business is not directly impacted by a fire, you may experience indirect consequences such…

Water Saving Tips for Businesses

  Conservation tips to save water (and money) at your facility. Inside: Install low-flow faucet aerators. Swap out your original faucet aerators with affordable, low-flow aerators on existing fixtures to reduce water use by up 30% or more. We recommend 0.5 gallons per minute (GPM) aerators for bathroom sinks and…