City of Long Beach Names Aquarium of the Pacific a Certified Green Business

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solar panels on top of the Aquarium

Solar panels on the roof of the Watershed Exhibit are just one of the reason the Aquarium of the Pacific was named a Green Business by the Office of Sustainability.

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 and natural light to reduce energy consumption, promoting the use of mass transit and biking, purchasing sustainable seafood, maintaining an active employee green committee, providing climate change information to the public, and implementing meatless Mondays in the staff cafeteria.

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.

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