Image source does not exist News Release: 2014-02-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ceremony to recognize California's most sustainable small businesses

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Melanie Turner
(916) 322-2990

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ceremony to recognize California's most sustainable small businesses

State and local elected officials to honor California small businesses for taking effective, voluntary steps to reduce their carbon footprint

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board and its CoolCalifornia partners will recognize 13 small businesses for implementing climate-smart strategies. Three businesses will receive the Business of the Year award for demonstrating exceptional sustainable business practices and emission reductions. Ten businesses will be acknowledged as “Climate Leaders” for taking effective steps to be more climate-friendly.

Award ceremony honoring 2013 CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards winners

4 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Byron Sher Auditorium, Second Floor, Cal/EPA Headquarters,
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

WHO: California Air Resources Board officials
Members of the California State Legislature, local officials
Award-winning small businesses from:
     Fort Bragg, Capitola, Milpitas, Millbrae, Walnut Creek, Davis, Napa, Lafayette
     Chula Vista, Thousand Oaks, Seaside, Ventura, Claremont

VISUALS: Winning business owners with state legislators and ARB Executive Officer Richard Corey

About CoolCalifornia: is an online resource providing Californians with the information and tools they need to take climate action. The website features money-saving actions, climate calculators, case studies and links to financial incentives to help individuals, small businesses, local government and youth gain the knowledge needed to take simple steps for a sustainable future. For more information, visit

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.