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Two newly certified businesses recently joined the green side, the Watsonville Green Business Program. Congratulations and thank you to Revolution Gym and Wellness, and Totlcom Data Solutions for their hard work and commitment to people and planet!
The City of Watsonville is proud to be both green business certified and a partner in the collaborative, Monterey Bay-wide Green Business Certification effort. The Monterey Bay Area Certified Green Business Program is part of the larger California Green Business Network and it is free to join. Designed to encourage businesses to meet and exceed environmental standards while conserving energy and water, there are currently roughly 450 Certified Green Businesses throughout the Monterey Bay, over 30 of which are located in Watsonville. The City is proud of all of our Certified Green Businesses and excited to announce two newly certified businesses welcomed to our group!
Over the past several months, Revolution Gym and Wellness and Totlcom Voice and Data Systems both completed all the requirements to join the program, which is entirely voluntary. These two exemplary businesses have gone above and beyond and now operate more efficiently and environmentally-friendly. As part of their certifications, both businesses completed an extensive check list related to water conservation, energy efficiency including heating, cooling and lighting, employee practices like printing, purchasing, and cleaning products, and waste reduction and recycling. Green businesses see an improved bottom line over time as they improve their practices, gain local recognition, and inspire their staff and community.
When asked why they chose to join the green side, Totlcom Account Manager Leslie Capozzi responded that "when a company goes green it also shows its employees that the company cares about them. No one wants to work in a dirty, polluted environment that could elevate the potential for health issues, depression, and fatigue. The Green Business Program is about educating people and changing and tweaking habits and mindsets, like turning off a light switch or reporting a leaky faucet, or providing an extra recycling container, buying green products that are not abusive to air, water or to people breathing. We also noticed that after going green, that people start thinking more about their own health and what they put in their bodies, another added benefit, raised awareness. Green Business creates a family in our community and within a business. With the Green Business App you can choose to shop at other businesses that work, behave, and think the same. And yes, most are local, family-run businesses not large corporations."
"Our advice is go sign up now. You will be amazed by the transformation you will see in your employees and yourself. We only have one Earth and we, now, all of us, need to take care of it."
We encourage our residents to continue to support our Green Business by giving them business when possible, whether that be when you pick which gym to frequent or data and voice system provider you sign up for. You can find your local green businesses by visiting this site and searching your zip code. Watsonville businesses interested in learning more about the Green Business Program and obtaining free certification are encouraged to contact Hilda Peralta,Green Business Coordinator, email@example.com
Welcome to the green side, may the force be with you.