48 Santa Monica Businesses Nominate For 2014 Sustainable Quality Awards

Monday, 27 Jan 2014, 10:35:00 AM

Mitch James

The 2014 Sustainable Quality Awards will be presented this year on April 30 at Le Meridien Delfina Hotel.
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The 2014 Sustainable Quality Awards will be presented this year on April 30 at Le Meridien Delfina Hotel.

The Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) has announced a

record-breaking number of nominations and applicants for the 19th Annual

Sustainable Quality Awards Program. 

A total of 48 Santa Monica businesses were nominated and a minimum of

20 businesses have confirmed their applications for the 2014 program

including local icons such as the Shore Hotel, Yahoo!, and the Rustic

Canyon Family of Restaurants with Huckleberry Café & Bakery, Milo

and Olive, and Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen.

Applicants boast a variety of sustainability efforts and initiatives

from meeting U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold certification

standards, rooftop solar panel installations, and facility-wide food

waste composting programs.

Applicants attended a special kick-off event to learn more about the

application process on Thursday, Jan. 16 hosted in the LAcarGUY Lexus of

Santa Monica showroom.

Each year, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, City of Santa

Monica, and Sustainable Works come together to identify and recognize

Santa Monica businesses that have successfully incorporated sustainable

practices into their operations.

By recognizing these achievements, the Santa Monica Chamber

Environmental Affairs Committee looks to educate and inspire local

businesses to adopt sustainable practices and support Santa Monica as a

sustainable community providing residents and visitors with a strong

economy and healthy environment.

SQA winners will be announced in March and formally recognized during

a special luncheon award presentation scheduled for April 30, 2014 at

Le Meridien Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica.

The award presentation and luncheon will also showcase sustainable bites from local chefs during a special networking hour.

Pre-paid tickets are $50 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members.

Tickets can also be purchased by visiting smsqa.com or reserve tickets

by calling 310.393.9825.

Event sponsorship or exhibitor information is available on smchamber.com/sqa.

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