Green Business Award
Burlingame initiated it's Green Green Business Award program to recognize businesses that go above and beyond to conserve resources and protect the environment while saving money in the process.
Alvin's Coffees and Teas is a local family owned coffee roaster that holds its operations to the highest environmental standards. The company uses an innovative coffee roasting process to reduce waste, avoid wood burning, and save water. Alvin's Coffees and Teas powers its operations with 100% renewable energy through ECO100 - a Peninsula Clean Energy program available to all residents and businesses.
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront is a premier hotel in Burlingame's Bayfront that is an environmental leader in hotel management. From retrofitting its lights to LEDs, providing electric vehicle charging stations, and offering e-news subscriptions over paper newspapers for guests, the hotel is committed to reducing its carbon footprint.
Que SeRaw SeRaw is a unique local take-out eatery off Broadway that serves raw vegan food made from local and organic ingredients. Their mission is to provide delicious food that has a low environmental impact. They also compost all food scraps, exclusively use recyclable or compostable packaging, and enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy ECO100 to receive 100% renewable energy.
Putnam Automotive is the City's renowned dealership along California Drive. Putnam worked with San Mateo County Energy Watch to upgrade the outdoor lighting to LED lights in all their facilities, including the Mazda/Subaru, Nissan, Volvo, Toyota, Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge, GM, Fiat dealerships. They received $47,000 in rebates and are saving $5,000/month in electricity bills - a 30% drop. Putnam also recycles close to 95% of their waste and is exploring using tablets in their service shops to eliminate paper use.
Congratulations to these two excellent Burlingame businesses!