Business & Real Estate

ARB opens applications window for CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards

The California Air Resources Board is accepting applications through Nov. 2 for its sixth annual CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards Program.

The awards recognize small firms that integrate positive environmental practices and sustainability into their business practices, including reduced energy use, water conservation and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Small businesses can get more information and apply online at or at

Winners will be recognized in February in a public ceremony in Sacramento. Profiles of the winning small businesses also will be posted on the CoolCalifornia website.