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Citizens for a Healthy Bay, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the City of Tacoma, and Go Local are now partnering on the Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tacoma-Pierce county (BEST) program! We have created the Environmental Business Alliance (EB Alliance) to help Pierce County Businesses improve their environmental performance and increase their profitability. The Alliance provides members access to resources and information about environmentally sustainable practices.
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CHB and the Chamber have chosen to combine the strengths of their individual programs to better serve the environmental challenges facing our business community. CHB's program, Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tacoma-Pierce county (BEST), and the Chamber's program, the Tacoma Alliance for Clean Technology & Sustainability (TacomaACTS), are joining forces under the EB Alliance and BEST program.
What's good for the environment can be great for your bottom line. Sign up for our Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tacoma-Pierce County (BEST) program and you will receive a free and confidential environmental impact assessment from Citizens for a Healthy Bay and will become a Environmental Business Alliance (EB Alliance) Member. Members of the EB Alliance can use a carbon footprint calculator that places special emphasis on the needs of Pierce County-area businesses and includes information particular to the energy supply and transportation choices available in Pierce County to assemble a planning-level greenhouse gas emissions inventory. For more information about the Carbon Footprint Calculator and the EB Alliance visit the website. You'll learn how to save money by adopting energy efficient and environmentally sound practices, and you can even gain recognition for greening your business.
During a BEST assessment, staff from Citizens for a Healthy Bay will evaluate ways your business could improve in areas of:
One of our newest BEST businesses would like to help you become more sustainable. Green Roots Electric is a local solar panel installer. Green Roots Electric is Union trained and certified electrical contractor with 20 years of commercial electrical experience. For more information click here.
Want to know what some of our BEST Businesses had to say about the program? Click Here
Here are Tacoma's BEST Businesses.