November 2, 2011
After a thorough application and auditing process, the City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability has named the Aquarium of the Pacific in its Green Business Recognition Program.
In its final feedback report to the Aquarium, the Office of Sustainability included recognition for the institution’s most progressive, environmentally conscious practices. These included green building practices, purchasing sustainable products, using solar panels (pictured, on the roof of the Aquarium’s Watershed Exhibit) and natural light to reduce energy consumption, promoting the use of mass transit and biking, purchasing sustainable seafood, maintaining an active employee green committee, and providing climate change information to the public.
The Office of Sustainability also commended the Aquarium for taking part in Southern California Edison’s energy audit and participating in local green events, such as beach clean-ups. In closing, the report listed suggestions for further improvement and resources to achieve those goals.
The Office of Sustainability will feature on its website a profile of the Aquarium’s green initiatives.