Baskin Robbins (3)*
Century Car Wash
Century 21 Union Realty
Chapin Restaurant and Bakery
Charly's Restaurant (2)*
Corner Joint
Courtyard (2)*
Crawfish Corner
Fashion Time
Fitness Strong
Flip It Cafe
Green Hapas Recycling
Real Estate Managment Services Inc.
Topline Nails
Torrance Travelodge
Union Bank (2)*
Watson Land Company
Wilson's Unique Designs (2)*

* Multiple Facilities enrolled
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 South Bay Green Business Assist Program 
Newsletter  Winter 2020

State of Green Business in 2020
(GreenBiz Group)

What are the key trends and metrics you should know for the year ahead?  Each year, GreeenBiz Group's report looks at key trends and metrics  assessing how, and how much, companies are moving the needle on the world's most pressing environmental challenges. The report is produced in partnership with Trucost, part of S&P Global, and covers the performance on the biggest publicly traded U.S. companies (S&P 500) and global players (S&P Global 1200).

GreenBiz Group Chairman and Executive Editor Joel Makower, Trucost CEO Richard Mattison, and Lauren Smart, Trucost Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Institutions Business, provide insights into key trends and metrics in sustainable business, including new metrics introduced in this year's report revealing companies' exposure to carbon price risk, and the growing climate risk faced by companies to their facilities and physical infrastructure.

Attention Torrance & Hawthorne Businesses: Join the Green Business Community in 2020!

Being a Certified Green Business is the clearest way to show your community and customers that you care about sustainability. It shows them that you are committed to taking action to conserve resources and prevent pollution in both the facility and operations. It means that your business complies with environmental regulations in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality. Green Businesses implement practices that lead to cost savings in energy, water, and garbage bills and we provide the free technical assistance to help businesses make lasting changes.
Learn More About CA Green Business Network

If you know of a business in Hawthorne or Torrance that wants to do their part to become a certified "green" business, please let us know: (310) 371-7222.
It's Time to Ban Demolition & Design for Deconstruction 

Oliver Wainright of the Guardian calls for a rethink of the way buildings are put together and taken apart. "Ban Demolition" is a tag on TreeHugger because TreeHugger has long argued for renovation and reuse, especially in this era when society worries about the upfront carbon emissions of new construction. Oliver Wainwright of the Guardian is on this case too with the case for...never demolishing another building.

In the UK, the construction industry accounts for 60% of all materials used, while creating a third of all waste and generating 45% of all CO2 emissions in the process. Wainwright goes way beyond just renovation and reuse of existing buildings; he calls for a complete rethink of how society builds new buildings, and looks at the work of Dutch architect Thomas Rau, who designs for disassembly, so that every part can be recovered.

West Basin Municipal Water District & City of Torrance are Giving Away FREE Rain Barrels to Residents

Help conserve water with a FREE rain barrel. By collecting and using rainwater in your garden you can be more water efficient. Rain barrels also help reduce the amount of water that flows into storm drains and waterways. Register for the program by selecting from the dates and locations listed below:

Learn about rebates, conservation tips and resources, and more on West Basin's conservation page here.
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.

California Friendly Landscape Class
Saturday, February 22, 2020
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

For more information on how to register,  click here.

Turf Removal Class
Saturday, April 18, 2020
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

For more information on how to register,  click here.

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 .
SBCCOG's 21st Annual General Assembly: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The theme for our 2020 General Assembly will be "Intersections: Finding Tomorrow's Solutions for Today's Issues" , which will be hosted at the Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center in Carson. The program's focus is on how to eliminate silos and address issues holistically. Our speakers will have a broad range of expertise on the intersection of topics such as transportation, public safety, housing, economic development, and climate change.  Besides individual speakers, there will be two panels - one will be on state and local perspectives and the other will be public and private perspectives on the topics.


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Phone: 310-371-7222