“By switching from expensive recyclable and compostable packaging to real dishes, I was able to save money and do the best thing for the environment. And right away customers started commenting on how happy they are with the changes!” Jena Davidson, Co-owner of Sacred Wheel, Oakland.Read More
- Success Stories
“ReThink Disposable has been a huge success for Doc’s of the Bay. The recommendations are working fabulously and we’re seeing benefits well beyond the $2,000 annual savings. The food looks better than it ever has and customer response has been really positive.” Brandon Smuke, Truck Manager of Doc’s of the Bay Food Truck, Emeryville.Read More
The chiropractic values of living holistically align with environmental values, which motivated the Sustainability Council at Life Chiropractic College West located in Hayward to pursue certification through the Alameda County Green Business Program. The Program’s comprehensive framework and hands-on assistance appealed to the Council and made working towards environmental sustainability manageable and concrete.
As the second largest employer in Union City and the largest flexible packaging manufacturer on the West Coast, Emerald Packaging proudly embraces responsible leadership. The company has many innovative sustainable initiatives and frequently introduces innovative tools and practices to the industry. In 2006, Emerald Packing created the first compostable plastic package in the produce industry using plant-based, bio-degradable (PLA) film. In 2012, they initiated advances in “field to fork” food product traceability with their packaging.
Yoga, health, community. These company values are apparent upon a visit to Anasa Yoga in Alameda, CA. The business is also committed to improving the environment - a motivating factor in pursuing Green Business Certification. Jean Marie, LEED AP certified since 2004, designed the studio with students’ health and well-being in mind and was excited to incorporate LEED concepts into the studio’s construction.
When West Advertising moved into their current location in Alameda, they took the opportunity to renovate and green their new building and grounds, and to improve day-to-day office operations.
From product design and distribution to daily operations, Way To Be Designs in Hayward is proving that “green” is literally the “way to be.” They provide medium to large-scale businesses with logo-emblazoned merchandise, uniforms and other apparel, and strive to work with partners that manufacture and distribute products made from organic, sustainable, used and recycled materials.
Surplus Service in Fremont is driven by the philosophy that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. With a little effort, defective electronics can be diverted from the waste stream and given a second life.
Monkey Bars in Alameda is changing the way we think about children’s accessories by providing hip and stylish alternatives that are healthy for kids and the planet.
Being green is nothing new to Metro Lighting in Berkeley – it has been integral to their business philosophy from the beginning.