24 February 2012

SF Green Business Newsletter Feb. 2012

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SFGBP February Newsletter

SF Green Business Newsletter Feb. 2012

Our 6th Annual Green Business Awards Reception was a big hit!
On January 18, 2012, the San Francisco Green Business Program and partners, SF Public Utilities Commission and SF Department of Public  Health celebrated all of the Green Businesses recognized in 2011.


Over 250 members of our green business community filled the beautifully decorated Green Room of the Veteran's War Memorial Building to show support for our 48 newly recognized businesses, the glowing atmosphere enhanced by the City Hall backdrop.  Our wonderful sponsors provided delicious local, organic hor d'oeuvres throughout the night as well as delightful beer and wine tastings.  

Director of the SF Department of the Environment, Melanie Nutter, addressed the green businesses.  She spoke of the leadership and drive that each business had to improve not only themselves but the larger community.  With huge world views, these businesses where taking local real world action.

The awards reception had begun!  All of the newly recognized Green Businesses proudly stepped on stage to receive not only the acknowledgement they deserved from their peers but a beautifully crafted award plaque.  With the help of all of our generous sponsors, a prize raffle was also held!  Eight exciting prizes were given out to our lucky winners.

As the evening went on, our green business community was able to connect with each other and network the night away.  Once again, the annual Green Business Awards Reception was a success for all!

To view pictures of the event please visit our blog!



SF Green Business Workshop
February 28, 2012         12-1pm        11 Grove St. 

Have you been thinking about going Clipboardthrough the Green Business Program?  Don't know where to start?  Attend our SF Green Business Workshop on February 28, 2012 to learn more about the program, process, available resources, rebates, audits, and more! Sign up here.  This is a great event to attend to meet the SF Green Business team in person and have your questions answered. For more information, visit the event page.  


Green Business Bites
  • Tax season is just starting.  Don't stress!  Here are some great tax tips provided by one of our recognized green businesses, Glick & Associates, to help you this year.  For example, did you know you have two extra days this year to file your taxes?  Take advantage of these tax tips today. 
  •  Nominate a business, your business, activists, yourself, or an organization for the U.S. EPA Environmental Awards 2012!  Deadline is February 21, 2012.  Below are the categories for the awards:
    • Children's Environmental Health
    • Clean Technology
    • Climate Change Champion
    • Educational Leadership
    • Efficient Water Infrastructure
    • Environmental Justice Champion
    • Green Business of the Year
    • Green Chemistry
    • Green Government
    • Sustainable Agriculture Champion
    • Tribal Environmental Protection
    • Zero Waste Advocate

  Congratulations to our newest SF Green Businesses!

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