Green Business Committee

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:
Bret Schanzenbach

Committee Notifications:
Contact Staff Liaison to receive committee notifications

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


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.
  3. Organize the Green Business Expo to coincide with Earth Month activities in Carlsbad.
“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
The Green Business Committee toured the Viasat headquarters as part of the 2019 Eco Tour!