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County of Santa Clara Green Business Recognition

97 Green Businesses to be Honored by the County of Santa Clara at Celebration Event
In Fiscal Year 2011-12, 97 Green Businesses were added to the growing and diverse list of Certified Green Businesses in Santa Clara County.  To become certified, businesses complete one of 17 industry-specific checklists.  A green business specialist from the County’s Integrated Waste Management Division verifies compliance with each environmental measure on the checklist. While each business’ needs are different, one thing remains the same:  their commitment to environmental stewardship through green business practices.  These 97 newly certified Green Businesses will be honored at a recognition event on:
When:                          Thursday, September 13, 2012                          
Time:                            5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Where:                         Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium
                                           70 W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95112
Confirmed Attendees:    Supervisor Mike Wasserman
                                    County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
The County of Santa Clara Green Business Program is part of the Bay Area Green Business Program and a founding member of the California Green Business Program.  Partnering with local cities, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, Pacific Gas & Electric and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Green Business Program certifies businesses that demonstrate environmental stewardship and responsibility.  To date, more than 560 businesses have been certified in Santa Clara County since the inception of the program. 
Media Contact: Zachary DeVine, Integrated Waste Management Division (408) 282-3186 (office), (408) 348-6303 (mobile)       
Posted: September 13, 2012