Presented by the Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC)
, the event features a green business expo with a continental breakfast, networking and informational outreach tables, and awards ceremony. This year's keynote speaker is Aran Rush, of the Sacramento Kings Arena Operations. Ceremony highlights include, Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s attendance and speech, stationary bikes that can power buildings, and a display of zero emission vehicles.
The ceremony recognizes top environmentally proactive Sacramento area businesses whose work practices demonstrate an outstanding commitment to enhancing sustainability.
This year’s award categories and recipients are:
- Energy Conservation: Datacate, Inc.
- Green Building: Clark Pacific
- Pollution Prevention: Roxy Restaurant and Bar
- Solid Waste Reduction: Gutterglove, Inc.
- Transportation & Air Quality: Taylor’s Market and Kitchen
- Water Conservation: Veg Cafe
For businesses and organizations in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and El Dorado Counties that pledge to adopt environmentally friendly practices and conserve resources, BERC’s Sustainable Business Program is the region’s benchmark for achieving sustainable practices. Since its establishment in 2007, the program has performed more than 500 certifications and re-certifications and has awarded over 200 unique businesses.