The CoolCalifornia Small Business award program was established in 2009 by the California Air Resources Board to honor small California businesses that have incorporated initiatives to reduce their environmental impact and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Last year many innovative companies including Rent A Green Box, Numi Organic Tea, Sustainable Silicon Valley, and Cool the Earth were presented with the award. This honor was given to small businesses that worked proactively to decrease their impact on climate change throughout 2010. TSI was one of 23 small businesses selected for this honor from throughout the state.
Helping TSI stand apart from the other applicants was its environmentally friendly practices; such as recycling and composting of workplace waste and purchasing of EPEAT Gold (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) certified computers and non-toxic cleaning products. In addition to TSI’s in-office operations, the organization’
“It is an honor to be recognized by the California Air Resources Board and CoolCalifornia.org as a 2011 Climate Leader,” said Jaime Nack, President of TSI, “Our company’s foundation was built upon strong sustainable business practices, and as the company grows our sustainability efforts will continue to grow with it.”
Sponsors of the award, CoolCalifornia.org and the California Air Resources board work to increase awareness of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions in California. More specifically, CoolCalifornia.org serves as a resource database providing information to local governments, businesses, schools, and individuals about how to employ environmentally friendly practices. With a focus on cost savings, the CoolCalifornia website gives users access to toolkits outlining how to reduce expenses through the implementation of environmental initiatives.
The California Air Resource Board is an entity of the California Environmental Protection Agency and works to reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions levels in California. Among its responsibilities are establishing and enforcing air quality standards and regulation, conducting research, and monitoring air quality.
This was the first CoolCalifornia.org Small Business Award presented to TSI, yet it serves as an indication of the organization’
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For more information about the CoolCalifornia.org Small Business Awards, please visit: https://www.cce.csus.edu/
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