Small Business Awards Program
The CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards Program recognizes leadership and innovation among small businesses that take action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, promote climate friendly practices, and integrate sustainability throughout their operations. Since 2009, the program has recognized California businesses and organizations for exemplary environmental leadership, many of which have used the tools on CoolCalifornia.org to determine their carbon footprint, reduce their emissions, and save money.
Take a look at the video below to hear from last year’s winners. Click on the orange buttons to apply for an award this year (applications will be accepted between September 2 and November 3, 2014). Information on the previous winners can be found in the menu selections in the left sidebar of this webpage.
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- Small Business Carbon Footprint Calculator
- How To Use the Business Carbon Calculator (PDF document)
- Video Tutorial: How To Use the Business Carbon Calculator
Sept. 2, 2014 - Open application period
Nov. 3, 2014 - Last day to apply
Dec. 2014 - Site visits to prospective winners
Jan. 2015 - Winners announced
Feb. 12, 2015 - Awards ceremony in Sacramento