Green Business Committee

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Mission Statement:
The Green Business Committee seeks to find and promote the appropriate balance between the economic, environmental & social aspects of the community to ensure sustainability for current and future generations.  The Green Business Committee aims to assist businesses with education, support and recognition on sustainability through workshops & events.

Meeting Details:
Second Tuesday of the Month
7:30am – 9:00am
No July Meeting

Chamber Staff Liaison:
Carolina Alban-Stoughton
760-931-8400

Committee Notifications:
Contact Staff Liaison to receive committee notifications

Voted Committee of the Year:
2019, 2013, 2011, 2009

IT PAYS TO BE GREEN

Green Business is a widely used term that has come to mean taking into consideration the social, economic and environmental aspects of our actions, as well as recognizing the inter-relationships between these aspects. Green Business includes protecting our environment and preserving natural habitats and biodiversity, but it is also about promoting a healthy and engaged society and thriving along-side a thriving economy. Green Business requires balancing opportunities and constraints, and taking a long-term view so that we are able to reach our maximum potential now and future generations are able to do the same.

Green Business Committee Goals:
  1. Promote, support and educate Chamber members on the appropriate balance between the economic, environmental and social aspects of the community to ensure sustainability for current and future generations.
  2. Conduct an Eco Tour for the Fall 2020.
  3. Organize the Green Business Expo 2020 to coincide with Earth Month activities in Carlsbad – expanding our attendance by combining the event with the CBAD Happy Hour in the month of April and changing venues with higher foot traffic.
COMMITTEE OFFICERS:
“I participate in the Green Business Committee because I take pride in running an environmentally conscious business. The more I can learn about how to operate a green business and how I can help other business owners to do the same is truly impactful for me. I also appreciate having direct contact with the city of Carlsbad’s Climate Action Planning team because they are also members of this committee.”

Marcy Browe, Secretary

Marcy Browe Photography

“I help businesses everyday through my job at Waste Management to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rethink what steps they can take to reduce their carbon footprint, while helping their bottom line. Being involved in the Green Business Committee allows me to collaborate with others to assist Chamber members realize their sustainable goals and manage their bottom lines.”

Lori Somers, Chair

Waste Management

RECENT MEETINGS & EVENTS:
The Green Business Committee toured the Viasat headquarters as part of the 2019 Eco Tour!

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation & Discovery Center - January 12, 2021

The Green Business Committee seeks to find and promote the appropriate balance between the economic, environmental & social aspects of the community to ensure sustainability for current and future generations. The Green Business Committee aims to assist businesses with education, support and recognition on sustainability through workshops & events. January 12, 2021 Samantha Richter from the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation shared about the Aqua Hedionda Discovery Center and their operations during COVID-19.


2020 Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Eco Tour - November 10, 2020

Have you ever wondered how exposure to daylight can impact your productivity in your office and/or at home? Do you know what happens to the things you put in the recycling bins? Find the answers to these and more questions at the Chamber's Green Business Committee the 2020 Virtual ECO Tour. Our amazing committee members, Solatube and Waste Management, will take you behind the scenes of their facilities as you learn about sustainability practices and how being green truly pays off!


Electric Cars and Clean Energy - October 13, 2020

On October 13th the Green Business Committee was joined by Simon Freedman to discuss improving the environment through use of electric cars.


California Green Business Network - June 9, 2020

our Green Business Committee hosted Mike Grim, Senior Program Manager for the City of Carlsbad, who discussed the California Green Business Network.

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