August | 2020
South Bay Green Business Assist Program
Newsletter Summer 2020
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.
California Green Business Network (CAGBN) News
Read the latest CAGBN newsletter to access the following resources and stories:
  • CAGBN Recovery & Resilience Webinar Series
  • Telework for Business Continuity
  • State-Administered Energy Efficiency Financing
  • Welcome Innovators

The California Green Business Network and your local Program Director continue to work virtually to assist businesses with marketing as well as recertifications and new certifications.

For Torrance and Hawthorne businesses interested in learning more about the program, please reach out to Martha Segovia at [email protected].
SoCalGas Launches Restaurant Recovery Program Donating $75,000 to Black-Owned Restaurants in Los Angeles County & Inland Empire
SoCalGas announced the launch of the company's Restaurant Recovery Program, which aims to assist Black-owned restaurants in both Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will be administered by the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC), a community-based organization that provides economic opportunities for prosperity by infusing resources into neighborhoods that need support the most. The Restaurant Recovery Program was announced in conjunction with Los Angeles Black Restaurant Week, of which SoCalGas is a proud sponsor. Black Restaurant Week is part of a larger, ongoing effort to support Black-owned businesses in the Los Angeles area.

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.
Building Operator Certification (BOC) Newsletter & Quizzes
The BOC BULLETIN is published bi-annually for BOC Graduates and their employers. In addition to features, industry updates and graduate profiles, each issue features a technical article linked to an online quiz. Graduates are eligible for one maintenance point per quiz passed. Issues prior to 2010 have the quiz contained within the publication, which can be mailed in with your maintenance application.Please note that some technical articles are too long for hard copy publication. Full-length article links are linked below and contain information covered in the Bulletin’s quiz.

GBAP Sponsors:
West Basin MWD & Golden State Water Company
Virtual California-Friendly Landscape Classes Available Through November
West Basin and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California are partnering together to offer free weekly online classes on the topics of grass removal and California-friendly/native landscaping.
The classes are being hosted at a time when West Basin is offering a grass removal rebate of $3/square foot. Qualifying residents may receive up to $15,000 to help defray the costs of transforming a landscape from grass lawn to California-friendly plants. The following two classes (linked below) are currently being offered on a weekly basis through the end of November.

Conservation Rebates, Programs, Tips & More for Golden State Water Customers
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.
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)* 
Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill | Lucky Donuts | Lunada Market and Deli | Maki Yaki

(*) Multiple facilities