Irvine Chamber Launches Green Business Certification Program

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Innovative Program Will Be First of Its Kind in Orange County

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce in partnership with California Green Business Network (CAGBN) will be launching the Irvine Green Business Certification Program (IGBCP). The launch will take place at Atria Golden Creek Senior Living Facility at 33 Creek Rd. Irvine, CA 92604 on October 2nd from 4PM-6PM. Atria Golden Creek is one of the founding members of the program and will also be showcasing their new LEED certified facility. The program’s goal is to significantly reduce solid waste, pollution and greenhouse gasses in accordance with the goals of the city, state and nation. Guest speakers will include City of Irvine officials, State representatives and the President and CEO of the Irvine Chamber.

Irvine will be the first city in Orange County to implement the program and offer the certification which will be supported by the CAGBP’s network of 21 other municipalities and counties throughout the state. Taking a comprehensive industry-specific checklist and partnering with our local utilities, the Irvine Chamber will be certifying local businesses as a “green” according to state and local standards.

The program will cost $500 for a 2-year certification and recognition will be displayed and advertised not only on the Irvine Chamber website but also listed on the CAGBN website (http://greenbusinessca.org). The program is not limited to Irvine businesses in surrounding areas can also participate.

About The Irvine Chamber of Commerce
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chamber’s in Orange County representing hundreds of local businesses. The Chamber’s mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses, while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The Irvine Chamber is one of only 250 Chamber’s in the U.S. who meet the requirements for accreditation by the U.S. Chamber. To learn more about the Irvine Green Business Certifications Program, contact: Victor DiCarlo at 949-502-4128, or visit http://www.irvinechamber.com/gogreen for more information.

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