The Green Business Challenge was developed by ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Chicago. ICLEI offers the software and guidance resources necessary for any local government, school, or corporation to customize and implement their own Green Challenge Program.
This program is funded by California utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.
San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E®) is working with the Port of San Diego in a Local Government Energy Efficiency Partnership. SDG&E partners with local governments and non-profit organizations to:
- Promote energy efficiency, demand response, and conservation programs, services and resources
- Provide energy education and outreach to the community
- Get more information on SDG&E programs
The City of Chula Vista provides free energy and water efficiency evaluations as part of its business licensing process to help local businesses reduce their utility costs and improve their bottom line.
Visit their website for more information on the free evaluations and other environmental services.
The City of San Diego Environmental Services Department (ESD) has partnered with the Port of San Diego through the Green Port Challenge to help promote sustainability in the business community. ESD is providing the following opportunities to assist Port tenants with the greening their businesses:
- Receive a free on site recycling evaluation through our Recycling Division! Please email Julie Sands to set up your evaluations.
- ESD staff will come out to your businesses to talk to and educate employees on energy efficiency, sustainability, and climate change! Contact them for more info.
- Get a tour of the Nation’s first Energy Star Building! Tour our Ridgehaven “Green” Building in Kearny Mesa and learn about how you can make your building greener and more efficient. Email Josh Brock for more info and to set up your tour.
- Please visit our website for additional information and resources
New Leaf Biofuel, a San Diego based biodiesel production company, goal is to provide Southern California communities with an environmentally sound vehicle fuel source, produced from renewable or recycled resources, and grown and manufactured in the United States. They make high quality biodiesel, which can fuel diesel vehicles with little or no conversion, from waste cooking oil collected from area restaurants.
Recon Recycling provides waste diversion and recycling collection programs for multi family dwellings, offices, restaurants, bars, retail spaces, and special events. Our team brings a unique perspective and skill set to meet the needs of our diverse client base. To ensure the success of our clients, Recon also provides educational materials and on-site training for staff, as well as program refinement to optimize the waste stream for cost savings.
San Diego Port Tenant's Association(SDPTA) is a non-profit organization of businesses who lease land along the tidelands of San Diego Bay. SDPTA has a full listing of San Diego Bay Hotels, Restaurants and Attractions as well as connections to the Convention Center and the San Diego Symphony. Much like a chamber of commerce, SDPTA is a focal-point for news, events, activities and port-related projects along the working waterfront.
Interested in becoming a Green Business Network partner? Contact us for more information.