Energy conservation, water conservation, solid waste reduction, green building, transportation and air quality and pollution prevention – our client BERC knows what it means to be “green”.
BERC, or The Business Environmental Resource Center, provides free consultation for businesses in need of environmental regulation advice, making BERC a unique government agency benefiting the environment.
“It’s rewarding getting to work with small businesses and offering services to them in a free and confidential manner,” June Livingston, BERC’s Division Supervisor, said.
Among BERC’s reputable work, they administrate the Sacramento Sustainable Business Program.
“We certify businesses and organizations that voluntarily adopt environmentally friendly practices,” Livingston said.
To become certified, a business must adopt environmentally friendly practices in energy conservation, water conservation, solid waste reduction, green building, transportation and air quality or pollution prevention.
Livingston noted that change is constant in government agencies.
“In our program we are always adapting and trying to find ways to do things better,” Livingston said.
In creating change for BERC, Uptown Studios designed a new BERC logo and a new logo for their Sustainable Business Program. Uptown Studios became a certified Sustainable Business in 2010 through BERC.
“This is one of the very best services provided to businesses at no charge – BERC really helped us to become more sustainable – AND it was free!” Tina Reynolds, Principal at Uptown Studios, said.
On September 17, BERC will be hosting the 2013 Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Awards. Use BERC’s checklist to see if your business qualifies as a sustainable business. Then fill out a nomination form by July 31 to become a certified sustainable business. Join BERC and Uptown Studios this month and “Go Green!”
by Hailey Vincent, Office Manager