Each was presented with a 2016 Pollution Prevention Award by the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San) at Sustainable Contra Costa’s annual Leadership in Sustainability and Green Building Awards Gala on September 21.
Congrats to the following!
· Kee’s Auto Body - 2171 Monument Blvd., Concord
Kee's is conserving precious water resources by eliminating wet sanding and using wax in lieu of water to wash cars.
· Barrelista Coffee House & Café - 736 Main St., Martinez
The business dramatically reduced waste by using compostable food trays, cutlery and cups, and by serving iced espresso drinks in mason jars which customers can keep and reuse.
· Mike’s Auto Body - 2140 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Mike's recycling system for washing cars saves valuable water, and they are conserving energy with new, highly efficient lighting.
· Walnut Creek Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram - 2404 N. Main St., Walnut Creek
The dealer uses a resourceful drainage piping system that greatly reduces spills while automatically transferring waste fluids (such as motor oil) to storage tanks, and have installed more energy-efficient lighting.
“We love honoring local businesses like these that take extraordinary steps to safeguard the environment,” said Central San general manager Roger Bailey. “Whether coffee shops, auto body shops, or car dealerships, they are going above and beyond by recycling, reducing waste, conserving resources, and taking other actions to prevent water pollution in our area. We applaud this year’s award winners, and all businesses that make protecting the environment a top priority.”
Central San presents its Pollution Prevention Awards each year during National Pollution Prevention Week. Since initiating the program in 1992, they have recognized more than 100 environmentally friendly local businesses.
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