Twenty Years and Counting
The genesis of the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program began with the Sacramento Pollution Prevention (P2) Awards in 1995. Over 100 businesses and government agencies were honored with a yearly P2 award through 2006. In 2007, the Business Environmental Resource Center merged the P2 Awards and the Sacramento Green Business program into the Sustainable Business Program.
The Program, staffed by the Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) facilitates participation by:
- Helping businesses develop a positive, proactive relationship with environmental staff members who provide regulatory, pollution prevention, and resource conservation expertise
- Coordinating outreach to ensure that businesses receive consistent information, with program materials covering all applicable environmental issues
- Recognizing businesses at an annual public awards ceremony
- Promoting the program to encourage the public to choose Certified Sustainable businesses