Sustainable Business Alliance

The Sustainable Business Alliance is a membership organization for companies committed to greater environmental and socially responsible business practices. Our members are a diverse community of over 100 sustainable businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. We strengthen our businesses through networking, education, and partnership opportunities. We learn from and support each other through strong community and collaboration.

Our mission is to promote sustainable business practices, nurture the environmentally-committed business sector, advocate the environmentally progressive policies, and improve the environmental profile of economic activity in the East Bay.

If you are already implementing sustainable practices in your business, or would like to learn more about greening your business, consider membership in our growing network of eco conscious entrepreneurs.

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Best Of The East Bay Party This Friday @ Jack London Square

posted by sustainablebiz on Aug 5th, 2010 at 8:39 am

Best of the East BayThe party of the summer is about to happen this Friday evening on the waterfront at Jack London Square in Oakland. The Best of the East Bay is the annual celebration of top rated local businesses and talent put on by the East Bay Express.

This year’s Best of the East Bay Party main stage (sponsored by Amoeba Music) will feature twelve local bands: The Mighty Underdogs (made up of Gift of Gab from Blackalicious, Lateef from Latyrx and Headnodic from Crown City Rockers), Everything Must Go, Finish Ticket, Zydeco Flames, The Memphis Murder Men, Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys, Kit & the Branded Men, Bang Data, Birds and Batteries, Stone Foxes, Cheetahs on the Moon, and Fans of Jimmy Century.

Make sure to spend some time lounging in the Blues Pavilion (sponsored by the Bay Area Blues Society and Yoshi's), where the Express pays tribute to the venerable blues history of Russell City in Hayward and 7th Street in West Oakland with performances by some of the best blues musicians in the East Bay.

The Chabot Space & Science Center’s Kids’ Party Zone (sponsored by BandWorks and Bay Area Girls Rock Camp) will feature local kid bands The Vat, Poison Apple Pie, and Room 19. Performances are by members of the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp. The Kids’ Party Zone will also offer hands-on science projects and fun activities.

A world class street art show will be found at the event, including live art demonstrations from the East Bay's best artists (sponsored by 57-33 and Montana Cans). At the Gear Head Garage, you can feast your eyes on classic cars, motorcycles, and other works of art that feature gears and grease.

Don't miss the extreme sports, indie designer villages, and local restaurant vendors. It’s sure to be the region’s best party of the year.

Full event details here.

When: Friday, August 6, 2010
Where: Jack London Square waterfront
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Attendance: All Ages

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Taste For Artisans Event @ Jack London Sq Saturday April 3rd

posted by sustainablebiz on Mar 26th, 2010 at 9:35 am

The East Bay Express is putting on another massively-fantastic event next week featuring Bay Area artists and musicians with a Urban Americana twist. Taste For Artisans celebrates all things handmade with quality and love, from art to food and from clothes to crafts. The de Young Museum of San Francisco will be on-site with their artists-in-residence, and Oakland's Crucible will be demonstrating everything from jewelry making to wood working.

"This isn't your grandma's county fair… this event is to celebrate the urban cowboy and cowgirl in us all, East Bay Express style! So bring your friends for the mechanical bull rides, photo booth, creamed corn wrestling, pie eating contest, shopping and square dancing, and imbibe on great local food and booze during this evening of fun and surprises! Every drink and raffle ticket raises funds for DrawBridge, a nonprofit organization that creates arts programs for disadvantaged Bay Area children… so drink up!"

Saturday, April 3, 5-11pm (all ages)
98 Broadway Avenue, Jack London Square
Free Bike Valet Parking provided by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition

Taste For Artisans

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Oakland's Holiday Buy Night Dec 10th and 11th

posted by sustainablebiz on Nov 30th, 2009 at 10:11 am

From our Friends at Oakland Unwrapped,

Oakland Holiday Buy NightOn the heels of a super successful October night bazaar, we've decided to bring it inside and host a fun, festive holiday shopping event - HOLIDAY Buy Night!

Please save the date(s) Dec 10th and 11th, 5-10pm for shopping, food, hot cocoa, wine, beer, and entertainment for the family inside Jack London Market. We're collaborating with Pro Arts Gallery and Oakland Grown to provide over 75 shops full of affordable gifts - more than many malls!

We know everyone has precious few dollars to spend this year, and this is a chance to spend them where it really makes a difference in our community - with our local businesses and artists!

HOLIDAY BUY NIGHT - OAKLAND'S HOLIDAY SHOPPING MALL-TERNATIVE
Dec 10th and 11th, 2009
5:00-10:00pm
Inside Jack London Market
55 Harrison @ Water St. - Plenty of Parking!

SHOP!
Featuring the best of local and indie gifts, art, accessories, clothing and more from Oakland Unwrapped!, Pro Arts and Oakland Grown.

Choose from Oakland shops, artisans, fine artists and products that are manufactured here in Oakland! Items for just about all ages, genders and tastes.

EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY!

Yummy foods, hot cocoa, coffee, tea, wine, from local restaurants and food producers. And beer! This is official launch of the new East Bay Express Beer - Bleeding Heart Lager, brewed down the street at Linden Street Brewery.

ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES!
Short theatrical and music performances, DJ spinning festive tunes. Kids Zone with art activities from MOCHA, and movies. Gift wrapping and more.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Strengthen our local economy, and celebrate the diversity and character of our hometown.

Purchases made with local indie businesses have as much as 3x the positive economic impact on our community than purchases at chain stores!!

Shop Locally-Owned & Independent

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Eat Real Festival This Weekend In Oakland

posted by sustainablebiz on Aug 28th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

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The Eat Real Festival happens Friday through Sunday in Jack London Square. Street food, fresh summer fruits and veggies, live music, handcrafted local beers, ice cream sold from the back of a bicycle. Come find it all and more at Eat Real, a free festival, taking place August 28-30 at Jack London Square. Buy from your favorite street food vendors, pick up a ticket for the Beer Shed and sample from among the 40-something microbrews, or shop in the Market for local produce and artisanal snacks. In between the good eats, enjoy the non-stop entertainment and activities that include chef demonstrations, dance performances, bands, films, food competitions, and lots more, for free.

About Eat Real Festival:
Founded in 2008, Eat Real Festival is a social venture created to inspire eaters to choose tasty, healthy, good food. Through a vibrant, local festival in Oakland, CA, and a focus on delicious and sustainable “street food,” Eat Real puts eaters in contact with the real people -- the farmers, chefs, and producers -- who make our food. Eat Real Festival will donate a percentage of its profit to several California organizations promoting access to healthy and affordable food, entrepreneurship and economic development.

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