Release 09-107
December 1, 2009

    Stanley Young
cell 916-956-9409

Air Resources Board to Recognize State's Top Climate-Smart Small Businesses
27 Businesses, Organizations to Receive State's First Awards for Sustainable Management

SACRAMENTO, CA: The Air Resources Board will recognize 27 small businesses and associations for their efforts to combat climate change.


Awards ceremony to recognize recipients of "California Small Business of the Year", and "California Small Organization of the Year" awards


Mary Nichols, ARB Chairman
Betty Jo Toccoli, President of the California Small Business Association
La Ronda Bowen, ARB Small Business Ombudsman
James Goldstene, ARB Executive Officer
Winners of the awards


Byron Sher Auditorium,
Cal/EPA Building, 1001 "I" Street
Sacramento CA 95814


December 2, 2009
3 - 5 pm

The "Small Business of the Year" and "Small Organization of the Year" awards recognize exceptional climate change management practices. Recipients come from 22 separate cities and took a wide range of actions to save money while reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.