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.

phone (510)757-4954
PO Box 11944 Berkeley, CA 94712

Available by appointment only

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Love a local business? Buy a share

posted by sustainablebiz on Sep 30th, 2009 at 7:46 am

CNN has an article about small local businesses that have raised money directly from their loyal customer base.

"Plenty of entrepreneurs are turning to their communities for support in these tricky times. As the recession wreaks havoc on America's economy, finding the money to launch, expand or even just sustain a small business is often a struggle. In the second quarter of 2009, venture capital funds raised the smallest amount since the third quarter of 2003, according to the National Venture Capital Association in Arlington, Va. Banks continue to pull credit lines and credit cards from many small businesses. Even proprietors who are willing to extract capital from their homes -- often their biggest personal asset - can't always do so, because the declining housing market has left so many homeowners underwater."

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We previously blogged about a similar story: Alabama pharmacist launches homegrown economic stimulus with $2 bill

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Greening Main Street Businesses

posted by sustainablebiz on Apr 27th, 2009 at 7:24 am

From our friends at Main Street (National Trust for Historic Preservation):

Recycle Bag in AndersonvilleFrom eco-Andersonville in Chicago to "H Street Grows Green" in Washington, D.C., more and more Main Street districts are finding value in sustainability. Find out how going green can benefit your commercial district economically, socially, and environmentally.

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