The Muratsuchi Monthly
In a month filled with Earth Day celebrations, I participated in a great event hosted by the California Green Business Network- a statewide organization that helps small businesses implement practices that will reduce waste, save water, and reduce energy consumption. The group hosted an event in Manhattan Beach at Barsha Wines and Spirits, which has been certified as a green business by the City of Manhattan Beach- a South Bay city that has been a big supporter of the organization. We were also joined by the South Bay Business Environment Coalition (SBBEC), an organization that acts as a liaison between the private and public sectors to assist businesses in developing sustainable environmental programs.
Green businesses work while they save money and help the environment. Collectively, as of early 2017, California Green Businesses saved annually over 800,000 metric tons of CO2 and over 124 million gallons of water. They also saved $30 million on utilities.
Last year, I successfully won $1 million for the California Green Business Network through the State Budget. I have asked for an additional $1 million for this year’s budget.
Barsha Wines and Spirits is not the only business in Manhattan Beach to be certified “green.” For a full list of certified businesses, please visit: Certified Green Businesses.
Let’s all go green for Earth Day!