February | 2021
South Bay Green Business Assist Program
Newsletter Winter 2021
Our Green Business Assist Program (GBAP) is a FREE program to help South Bay businesses save $$$ while improving quality of life and making our community more attractive to work, live, and play.
SoCalGas Offers Cash for Business Equipment Purchases
Whether you’re a small business or a large industrial customer, SoCalGas has rebates and incentives for you. They offer a variety of energy-efficiency rebates designed to help your business save money and energy when planning to purchase qualifying equipment. Additionally, you can receive instant rebates on qualifying equipment at the register. No application submission is needed. See their selected implementers for foodservice equipment details linked below.
The SoCalGas Energy Resource Center (ERC) offers seminars, demonstrations and consulting services to help your business find cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions. For more information, visit this link.
Learn More About Facilities Management
Smart Buildings Center offers live instructional webinars throughout the year to keep you informed on the dynamic field of facilities management. Learn practical solutions to deal with the energy challenges in your buildings. Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to join and get the in-class Building Operator Certification (BOC) experience.

For the BOC graduate, successful completion of the webinar and accompanying quiz provides 1.5 points towards maintaining your BOC Certification.

Regional Conference to Address Climate Change, February 27 and 28, 2021
California Green Business Network's (CAGBN) Executive Director Josephine Fleming will be speaking about "Sustainability and the Green Economy: Leveraging the Power of Businesses and Consumers to Drive a Green Economy" on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

The first ever Citizens’ Climate Lobby state-wide California regional conference convenes with many voices and workshops setting the agenda for real movement in tackling climate change. For more information and to register, follow this link.
For Torrance and Hawthorne businesses interested in learning more about the program, please reach out to Martha Segovia at martha@southbaycities.org.
SBCCOG's 21st Annual Virtual General Assembly, March 18, 2021
The South Bay Cities Council of Governments' General Assembly is an opportunity for our local thought leaders and residents to gather and engage in a dynamic dialogue to advance our goals as a subregion.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has underscored how one change impacts many others.

This year we will examine how understanding the interrelationships of the issues we mutually face is critical to our success. Panelists representing state/local government and private/public sectors will explore new ideas, solutions and perspectives, and discuss how other regions have responded to similar circumstances.

Interested in joining the list below and becoming a General Assembly sponsor?
GBAP Sponsors:
West Basin MWD & Golden State Water Company
Take an Online Survey to Qualify for a Free Contactless Water Efficiency Package for Your Restaurant or Commercial Kitchen
The Cash for Kitchens (C4K) Program provides free water efficiency devices, educational materials, and appliance rebate information. This program was developed by West Basin Municipal Water District to provide restaurants and other food service facilities, such as corporate kitchens, hotels, and schools with water efficiency surveys to assist them in their efforts to save water!

The survey provides information on current water usage, strategies on how to conserve water and free materials to assist management in training their employees to be more water-efficient. Participating kitchen sites are eligible for free pre-rinse spray valves and sink flow restrictors.

Golden State Water Offers Tips to Save Water
Golden State Water Company encourages customers to use water responsibly, and offers conservation rebates and programs to help improve your water-use efficiency. Select your community to learn about the programs and incentives available in your area.
Golden State Water is sharing tips to help customers improve their water-use efficiency, both outside and inside their properties. Please review these tips and make adjustments to ensure we are all using water responsibly.
Ace Beauty Center | Active Security Solutions | Aimee's Beauty Salon
Blue Basil | Blue Lotus | Boulevard Florist | Butler Inc. | Carpets by Monte | Century Car Wash Century 21 Union Realty | Chapin Restaurant and Bakery | Charly's Restaurant (2)* 
Crawfish Corner | Creative Cuts Intl's
Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill | Lucky Donuts | Lunada Market and Deli | Maki Yaki
MG's Barber Shop | MG Janitorial
Mi California | Mima's Bakery | Miraleste Library | Mona's Auto Insurance Services Inc. (2)*

(*) Multiple facilities