39 local businesses recognized for sustainability efforts
By resolving to go green, many local businesses are helping to protect the environment, reduce their carbon footprint, and make Austin a more livable place. These organizations strive to make sustainability a key part of day-to-day operations by reducing waste, using alternative transportation, conserving water and energy, offering employee health programs, and giving back to the community. At the same time, they can also trim operating costs for their business.
This year 39 businesses have been recognized for their commitment to sustainability as Austin Green Business Leaders, bringing the program total to 214 member businesses, representing almost 40,000 employees and more than 15 million square feet of office space.
“The efforts of the Austin Green Business Leaders cannot be underestimated,” said Lucia Athens, the City of Austin’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “These businesses will help Austin meet targets for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, reducing traffic congestion, and zero waste. They are to be commended for making choices that support a bright, green future for the entire Austin community.”
The program is open to companies of all sizes, including small, home-based businesses. In addition, the Austin Green Business Leaders program attracts organizations of all types, including corporate offices, restaurants, dry cleaners, grocery stores, architecture firms, florists, and high-tech companies. For a complete listing of the businesses in the program, go to: www.austingreenbusiness.com and look for the Austin Green Business Leaders logo in the windows of participating organizations:
The following organizations have been recognized as new and renewing 2017 Austin Green Business Leaders at the following achievement levels: