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City of Laguna Beach
Shohreh Dupuis, City Manager

505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0704
Fax: (949) 497-0771


10/20/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 10202021
 
Subject :17 Laguna Beach Businesses Receive Green Business Certification
Contact :Shohreh Dupuis    (949) 497-0704
    

Laguna Beach, CA – The City of Laguna Beach is pleased to announce 17 local business owners were honored at the October 19, 2021, City Council meeting for receiving a Green Business Certification. To receive certification, a business must implement specific green practices to conserve resources through waste reduction, energy and water conservation, and pollution prevention.  Restaurants and other food establishments must also participate in the City’s commercial organics recycling program.

The Laguna Beach Green Business Certification Program is managed by Waste Management, as part of its Franchise Agreement with the City and is part of the California Green Business Network (CAGBN) to include 17 counties and 22 cities.  Currently there are 46 businesses in Laguna Beach that have obtained their certification.  

These 17 Laguna Beach Businesses Recently Received a Green Business Certification:

ROOTS the Beauty Underground - Roots has installed LED lighting, uses green cleaning products, and has minimized the use of paper.

OM Laguna Beach - Eliminated most disposable paper products and is using reusable towels. They also use only natural ventilation to keep energy-use minimized.

Maya Dunne & Associates – Switched to certified eco-friendly cleaning and paper products. 

Tuvalu - Uses energy efficient LED lighting, paper products from brands containing recycled content and eco-friendly cleaning products as well as increasing their recycling efforts.

Skinterest Wellness & Regenerative Esthetics - Switched all paper products to ones with recycled content and eco-friendly cleaning products. They also upgraded their lighting to energy efficient LED bulbs.

Fredric Rubel Jewelers - Switched their storage and back room lighting to energy efficient LED and eco-friendly paper products.

Village Gallery – Now ensures their store bags and other paper products included recycled content and started using of eco-friendly cleaning products

European Optical - Installed state-of-the-art LED lighting and low flow water fixtures and have switched to non-toxic cleaning products.

Silverfish Surf Sunglasses – Implemented recycled content packaging, copy paper and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Violet Boutique - Installed all new energy efficient LED lighting and implemented an environmentally preferred purchasing program including recycled content copy and bathroom tissue paper and eco-friendly cleaning products.

McCormick & Sons Crematory – Using recycled content copy paper and bathroom tissue paper and eco-friendly cleaning products. The business also recently installed energy efficient LED lighting and received recycle containers through the program. 

AREO Home – Using recycled content office paper and bathroom paper and eco-friendly cleaning products. 

The Mermaid Store – Started a recycling program at their building, updated to all energy efficient LED lighting and switched to green cleaning and paper products.

Katharine Story - Installed all new energy efficient LED lighting, switched to eco-friendly cleaning products, and added recycling containers to help increase recycling efforts.

Tippy’s - Implemented an environmentally preferred purchasing program for take-out containers, store bags and paper products with recycled content. They also purchased reusable glass mugs to help reduce customer use of disposable cups.

Tight Assets - Updated all their LED lighting and switched to non-toxic cleaning products.

Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce - Implemented an environmentally preferred purchasing program for non-toxic cleaning and paper products. 

Congratulations to all our Green Businesses! Get local and statewide recognition for your business when you become a certified California Green Business. All businesses are welcome to apply. For more information on the program or to get involved, Click HERE or please contact Liz Avila, Senior Public Works Analyst/Solid Waste Program Coordinator  at (949) 497-0344 or at lavila@lagunabeachcity.net.

 

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