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bercEnergy conservation, water conservation, solid waste reduction, green building, transportation and air quality and pollution prevention – our client Business Environmental Resource Center 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…We certify businesses and organizations that voluntarily adopt environmentally friendly practices. – June Livingston, BERC’s Division Supervisor

Among BERC’s reputable work, they administrate the Sacramento Sustainable Business Program.

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 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

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

Uptown Studios
By Uptown Studios