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June 2010 - Business Awards event

Acterra’s 2010 Business Environmental Award reception will be held in Palo Alto, California on June 3.

Acterra is an environmental non-profit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area, which brings people and businesses together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. See more information about Acterra's programs below. Image from flickr.comImage from

Join the award ceremony and learn more about the recipients: Award for Sustainability recognizes businesses whose programs demonstrate leadership in many or all of the other award categories and encompass all three tenants of sustainability: economics, environment, and social equity.

•    Applied Materials, Inc. (Large Company)

•    Webcor Builders (Medium Company)

•    Numi Organic Tea (Small Company)

Environmental & Sustainability Education:

•    San José's Solar America City Program

•    Town of Portola Valley

Environmental Enterprise:

•    Service by Medallion

Pollution Prevention/Resource Conservation:

•    University of California, Santa Cruz

•    Greenerprinter

•    City of San José

Sustainable Built Environment:

•    Adobe Systems Incorporated

•    Resources for Community Development

Read more about leading sustainability businesses and best practices:

Event details

When: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010; 5:30 pm

Where: Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel; 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

More information: check

Registration: click here.

Contact: Ariane Erickson, Awards Program Director, Email: [email protected], Tel.: 650-561-4711

Other programs

In addition to the Business Environmental Awards (BEA), Acterra has several programs:

1. Be the Change - Training of emerging leaders in the skills needed to take environmental action at work, home, worship, and leisure.

2. Climate Heroes - Recognizes individuals or groups of people who have made a 'green'impact within their community.

3. [email protected] - Helps residents to take action to reduce global warming by making their homes more energy efficient.

4. Stewardship Program - Provides opportunities for individuals and groups to learn about ecology, have fun, and participate in restoration work. The program currently restores sites at Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, along the San Francisquito watershed, and at schools and parks on the peninsula.

5. Fiduciary Programs - Provides fiscal sponsorship for a number of diverse and exciting programs.


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