Category: Sustainable Business Council

The Industry Achievement Awards Held at Lexus of Santa Monica

May 10, 2016 lacarguy Lexus Santa Monica, Sustainable Business Council Tags: , , , , , ,

Last month the annual Sustainable Business Council Industry Achievement Awards were held, and a collection of industry leaders and environment activists were celebrated in the process. Moby, Dr. Bronner’s and Rose Marcario the CEO or Patagonia Inc. were all recognized at the event as leaders of the sustainable business effort and real helpful forces driving environmental concerns forward.

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Local Roots CEO Eric Ellestad, L.A. Kitchen President Robert Egger and Activist Award honoree Moby Photo by Jon Weinberg

A Large Showing

There were more than 400 people that attended the April 19th event. It was held in the Lexus Santa Monica building over on Santa Monica Boulevard, the Italian Villa styled building making the ideal location for such a special occasion.

What the Awards Mean

Awards are given by the Sustainable Business Council only to companies that helped to improve sustainability in a noticeable way. Dr. Bronner’s, Rose Marcario and Moby all helped to improve industry sustainability remarkably, a worthy goal when you consider that much of the world’s pollution results from businesses and industries.

Offering Recognition Where it’s Due

Each year businesses are split up into six different award categories and dealt with separately. Among those six different categories there was a total of 70 different finalists that each made a difference for the environment and made things a bit more sustainable. Local Roots, an indoor vertical farming company managed to come out on top of the Seedling Small Business Award, as a company with less than $100,000 in revenue throughout 2015. Other notable finalists were Everblaze, the solar company based out of Santa Monica, Newlight Technologies, a company that creates plastics from detrimental methane emissions, and L.A. Kitchen, a non-profit organization that strives to reduce food waste while training ex-prisoners and former foster children for a career in food.

A Night of Fun

Not only were the Industry Achievement Awards about recognizing all the great strides that industry has made toward more sustainability, but also about having a good time and making connections with others. As people arrived they were interviewed by Marci Zaroff on the “green carpet”. A group of women modeled a collection of outfits designed by LA Relaxed and composed entirely from recycled materials. There was good food and plenty of entertainment to go around, and the increased number of finalists shows that more businesses are becoming environmentally conscious and trying to make a difference.

Gear up for the Plant Based Biz Event this December

November 17, 2015 lacarguy Sustainable Business Council Tags: , , , , ,

It’s important to do what you can for the environment and businesses are beginning to realize that. That’s exactly why you should take the time to learn sustainable practices. That’s what the PlantBasedBiz event is all about. It’s being put on by the Sustainable Business Council, and aims to help people figure out exactly how to start up a business that relies on an environmentally friendly concept. Plenty of different businesses and business concepts will be put on display and you can learn exactly what you can do to modify your own business to be better for the environment along the way.

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Special Guests

At the event you’ll get a chance to hear from many different special guests. Singer and songwriter Moby will be making a speech, Matthew Kenney, Cuisines Founder will also be present as well as Bob Goldberg and Rich Roll. It’s sure to be a professional packed event and the Plant Based Biz event should be a lot of fun as well.

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When and Where?

The big event occurs on December 3, 2015 between 6:00 and 9:00 PM. It’s going to be hosted at Expert Dojo in Unit 308 at 395 Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica California. When you show up parking will be available adjacently in the Santa Monica Place mall parking garage. At just $25 per person, you can learn a great deal about sustainability while networking with likeminded professionals. RSVP here today!

How You Can Help Get the Word Out?

If you’re interested in helping get the word out for this special event, take some time to share it with your friends and business network. Call up personal friends and contacts and let them know about the event. Email 10 friends about the reception letting them know exactly what they can expect. Share the event to your Facebook or Linkedin page as well.

Here is a set of suggested posts that you can simply grab and share quickly and easily.

Facebook

Super exciting Sustainable Business Council – SBC event on #PlantBasedBiz on December 3. Speakers include Moby, Maranda Pleasant, Rich Roll, Ryland Engelhart, Bob Goldberg, Matthew Kenney and others. Tiffany Paige is hosting the Periscope Live stream for those that can’t attend in person! Join me and get your tickets now! It may sell out.

RSVP & Ticket Purchase Reminder: http://bit.ly/1RGif7k

Full Details:  http://bit.ly/1NbPxJJ

Linkedin

Join us by attending the Sustainable Business Council’s #PlantBasedBiz event! This event features the most prolific sustainable trailblazers of our time participating by giving inspirational talks including the musician and activist Moby, purpose-driven publisher extraordinaire Maranda Pleasant, the co-author of the new bestseller, THE PLANTPOWER WAY, Rich Roll, sustainable pioneer Bob Goldberg, CEO and founder, Follow Your Heart and Matthew Kenney Cuisines Founder & CEO, Matthew Kenney to name a few!

Details:  http://bit.ly/1NbPxJJ

Tickets: http://bit.ly/1RGif7k

Twitter

Join us for
#PlantBasedBiz
Trailblazers Talks & Reception! RSVP Reminder :
http://bit.ly/1W293uu

Take the time to share this special event with everyone you can. Every little bit of publicity helps!

The Mirai Special SBC Event

July 15, 2015 lacarguy LAcarGUY Sustainability, Lexus Santa Monica, Sustainable Business Council, Toyota Tags: , , , ,

The Toyota Mirai is arguably an even more revolutionary technology than the Prius was when it was first released all those years ago. If you’re at all curious about the new technology and you want to see the vehicle first hand now’s your opportunity! This SBC Member Mentor session is all about introducing the Toyota Mirai and learning what it can do for the environment. It’s an exciting new piece of technology and could be a major turning point for the automotive industry. Not only is the session good to learn about the new technology, but it will serve as a valuable networking opportunity to get you in touch with other members of the SBC as well.

Get To Know New Professionals

If you’re interested in getting to know other sustainable business owners and associates in your area the presentation is a good opportunity to do some serious networking. The first 15 minutes of the event will be spent networking with the other members attending. This gives you a chance to meet up with new people and ask any questions that you have. Expand your current network and get in touch with other professionals who can help your business grow and develop.

Get an Introduction to the Mirai

A quick 20 minute presentation from Alisha Auringer, the Manager of the Environment at LAcarGUY will help you understand more about the Toyota Mirai and how it works. You’ll get a look at the tech that drives this unique vehicle and soon you’ll have a much better understanding of how a car can drive around with nothing but hydrogen in the tank.

Build Your Understanding

After you learn all the new information abut the Mira you’re likely to have some questions. That’s why there is another 20 minute sessions for questions and comments after the initial presentation. You can ask more about the car, or learn more from the questions that other people ask.

Get Your First Look at the Mirai

If you’ve been waiting to get an up-close look at the new Mirai now’s your chance. The last half hour of the Mentor session will be spent taking a closer look at an actual Mirai and possibly giving out test drives as well. Get a look at the technology that is powering this revolutionary new vehicle and you can start to develop some new ideas around introducing this vehicle to customers.

RSVP Now

You can easily RSVP for the event using the link on the banner below. It’s simple to do and will only take a minute to get yourself locked in for the special event.

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OriginClear SBC Member Mentor Session

Ride & Drive the 2016 Toyota Mirai,

the World’s First Mass Market,

Hydrogen Powered All Electric Fuel Cell Vehicle!Try Before you Buy Summertime SBC Membership Promo!

Presented by:

LAcarGUY

Presenter:

Alisha Auringer, Manager of the Environment, LAcarGUY

Alisha Auringer

Manager of the Environment♻

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Thursday, July 23, 12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.Lexus Santa Monica1501 Santa Monica Blvd.Santa Monica, CA 90404Business Challenge:Introducing the 2016 Toyota Mirai

On-site Business Overview and TourLight lunch Included!IMPORTANT: Please be sure to RSVP by clicking HERE.

 

About this SBC Member Mentor Session:

LAcarGUY is hosting this special behind-the-scenes mentoring session and tour at one of their car dealerships, the Lexus Santa Monica. Alisha’s presentation will be about one of the biggest car launches in automotive history! She will be introducing the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is a turning point in auto history!

Leave Your Mark by Leaving No Mark at All!

Learn firsthand about the unique hydrogen fueled propulsion of the 2016 Toyota Mirai! In the end the only by-product from the electricity that is created with hydrogen and oxygen in this remarkable vehicle’s fuel cell stack is water which leaves through the tail pipe.

For more information visit:

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View:

LAcarGUY’s Mike Sullivan Shares

the 2016 Toyota Mirai on Periscope Video

This special one-time only “Try Before You Buy” Summertime SBC Membership session is ideal if you would like to experience and explore the SBC Membership before you join. We suggest you consider attending the July 23rd SBC Member Mentor Session if you seek a community of sustainable business professionals where you can gain high-level insights toward enhancing your business model and meet potential customers. If you would like to attend please RSVP. Why join the SBC Membership? Please see the benefits of joining HERE!

SBC Member Mentor Session Details:

July 23, 12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tour & Test Drives of the 2016 Toyota Mirai

12:30 p.m.-12:50 p.m.

Catered lunch & Self-introductions

12:50 p.m.-1:10 p.m.

Alisha Auringer, Manager of the Environment♻, LAcarGUY

Presentation on Business Challenge:

Introducing the 2016 Toyota Mirai

1:10  p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Mentoring Feedback and Idea Generation Session

Provided by Master Mentors & SBC Members

Location:

Lexus Santa Monica

1501 Santa Monica Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

SBC Board of Directors:

Steve Glenn (Chair), Laura Berland-Shane,

Rob Kramer, Lee Wallach,

Becki Ueno, Carrie Norton

Juli Schulz, Nurit Katz

SBC Corporate New Members:

Platinum Members:

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LAcarGUY

Lexus Santa Monica

Earth Friendly Products

Marcum LLP

Sustainable Law Group

The Honest Company

Participant Media

ISOS Group LLC

OriginClear

EKLA Home, Inc.

Follow Your Heart/Earth Island

Transplant Connect

Bowman Change, Inc.

Rawvolution

Gold Member:

Arpin Group

Silver Members:

Natierra

Beyond Meat

Southern California Edison

SoCalGas

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SBC Membership options and how to join by visiting Why SBC Membership. If you

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Learn More About the Revolutionary Toyota Mirai at this SBC Event

June 24, 2015 lacarguy Sustainable Business Council Tags: , , , ,

The Toyota Mirai is arguably an even more revolutionary technology than the Prius was when it was first released all those years ago. If you’re at all curious about the new technology and you want to see the vehicle first hand now’s your opportunity! This SBC Member Mentor session is all about introducing the Toyota Mirai and learning what it can do for the environment. It’s an exciting new piece of technology and could be a major turning point for the automotive industry. Not only is the session good to learn about the new technology, but it will serve as a valuable networking opportunity to get you in touch with other members of the SBC as well.

Manager of the Environment at LAcarGUY
Manager of the Environment at LAcarGUY

Where and When

The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday July 23rd. It will start at 12:00PM and conclude at 1:30PM. It’s going to be located at Lexus Santa Monica at 1501 Santa Monica Blvd.

Get To Know New Professionals

If you’re interested in getting to know other sustainable business owners and associates in your area the presentation is a good opportunity to do some serious networking. The first 15 minutes of the event will be spent networking with the other members attending. This gives you a chance to meet up with new people and ask any questions that you have. Expand your current network and get in touch with other professionals who can help your business grow and develop.

Get an Introduction to the Mirai

A quick 20 minute presentation from Alisha Auringer, the Manager of the Environment at LAcarGUY will help you understand more about the Toyota Mirai and how it works. You’ll get a look at the tech that drives this unique vehicle and soon you’ll have a much better understanding of how a car can drive around with nothing but hydrogen in the tank.

Build Your Understanding

After you learn all the new information abut the Mira you’re likely to have some questions. That’s why there is another 20 minute sessions for questions and comments after the initial presentation. You can ask more about the car, or learn more from the questions that other people ask.

Get Your First Look at the Mirai

If you’ve been waiting to get an up-close look at the new Mirai now’s your chance. The last half hour of the Mentor session will be spent taking a closer look at an actual Mirai and possibly giving out test drives as well. Get a look at the technology that is powering this revolutionary new vehicle and you can start to develop some new ideas around introducing this vehicle to customers.

RSVP Now

If you’re interested in attending this mentoring event you can easily RSVP for it here. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 23rd. Sign up now to make sure you have a spot.

If you are considering attending the event and you aren’t a SBC (Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles) member yet, you can learn more about it and join up here. It’s a great opportunity and will give you a chance to connect with other like-minded business owners in the area.

Lexus Santa Monica to Host SBC Industry Achievement Awards

April 11, 2013 lacarguy Green Articles, Lexus Santa Monica, Sustainable Business Council 0 Comments

The second annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards will be held next week on April 17th and Lexus Santa Monica is proud to host the event in our showroom. The evening will feature award presentations as well as talks from lifetime achievement recipients, Cisco Home and Bentley Prince Street.

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Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals. Catering will be provided by top restauranteurs featuring organic and local fare while cocktails by Real de Mexico Tequila will also be featured. There will also be a raffle with great prizes to be won.

The goal of this award’s event is to recognize the contributions to the local economy by sustainable businesses and individuals. The awards provide a platform to salute these Southern Californian sustainable professionals and their companies. The event coincides with Earth Day and will be broadcast to 15 million US television households via satellite and a rich video-on-demand online channel on the debuting Tomorrow’s Planet TV network.

Award recipients will receive the SBC Giving Tree which is a living Bonsai tree trophy and this year, for the Second Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards, the following awards will be presented:

  • SBC’s B Corp. Award
  • SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award
  • SBC’s Sustainable Business Award
  • SBC’s Best Public Advocate for Sustainability Award
  • SBC’s Lifetime Achievement in Sustainability Award (individual)
  • SBC’s Lifetime Business Achievement Award (business)
  • SBC’s People’s Choice Award: Category: Sustainable Restaurant

To purchase tickets, organize a table or book tribute ads, check out the links provided and for more event details visit the SBC website. For further information, contact Molly Lavik, executive director, Sustainable Business Council at 310.488.4401 or molly.lavik@sustainablebc.org.

LAcarGUY's Mike Sullivan Participates in Electric Vehicle Roundtable

October 22, 2010 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, LAcarGUY Sustainability, mike sullivan, Sustainable Business Council Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

The Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles (SBCLA), a non-profit organization which provides a professional networking and education forum for Southern California businesses and individuals working with sustainable products, services, and processes, hosted “Electric Vehicle Roundtable and Drive-a-thon.” The panel featured six key players in this fast-emerging and competitive industry who guided the audience through a topic that is especially integral to the fabric and future of Los Angeles.

The event took place on Thursday, September 30, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Valcucine’s showroom in Beverly Hills. The distinctive presentation reinforced SBCLA’s commitment to showcasing environmentally-conscious businesses, and spotlighted cutting-edge sustainability trends and best practices across a broad range of industry sectors.

Moderated by Plug In America’s (http://www.pluginamerica.org) VP, Paul Scott, who is also President of the Electric Vehicle Association of Southern California, “Electric Vehicle Roundtable and Drive-a-thon” presented: Laura Marion, CFO, Aptera; K. Forest Beanum, VP of Public Affairs & Communications, CODA Automotive; Richard Steinberg, Manager, Electric Vehicle Operations and Strategy, BMW of North America, LLC; Eric Shieh, Account Executive, Coulomb Technologies and Mike Sullivan, Owner and President, LAcarGUY

This distinguished group of professionals—representing the cycle of invention to delivery and consumer use—addressed the value proposition of these businesses and California’s leading role in the sector’s growth.

Topics included:

-Why is the timing for electric vehicles more ideal now than when “Who Killed the Electric Car” was released in 2006? What has changed? Or has it?

-What are the sustainable aspects of the vehicle industry vs. other forms of mobility, especially in Los Angeles?

-What are the economic implications of millions of Californians switching from 60% foreign oil to 100% domestic renewable electricity?

-What plug-in vehicles are available today and what will be available in the near future? What are the predictions for the future of electric vehicle adoption?

The event was sponsored by Stonefield Josephson, Inc., LAcarGUY, Valcucine, “Dom,” Luna & Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss, Summa Marketing Communications, New Belgium Brewing, Evenson Design Group and dubroWorks Public Relations/Marketing/ Project Management.

LAcarGUY's Mike Sullivan to participate in Electric Vehicle Roundtable

September 29, 2010 lacarguy Concept Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Green Team, LAcarGUY News & Events, LAcarGUY Sustainability, mike sullivan, Sustainable Business Council 0 Comments

We are excited to announce that LAcarGUY’s Mike Sullivan will be participating in the Sustainable Business Council’s Electric Vehicle roundtable this Thursday, September 30th. The roundtable is open to the public and is only $25. Click here to rsvp.

We have posted the press release with more info about the event and other panelists below.

SBCLA MIXER AND PANEL PRESENTS ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROUNDTABLE AND DRIVE-A-THON WITH KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th AT VALCUCINE IN BEVERLY HILLS

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — September 23, 2010 — The Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles (SBCLA), a non-profit organization which provides a professional networking and education forum for Southern California businesses and individuals working with sustainable products, services, and processes, will host “Electric Vehicle Roundtable and Drive-a-thon.”

The panel features six key players in this fast-emerging and competitive industry who will help guide the audience through a topic that is especially integral to the fabric and future of Los Angeles. The event will take place on Thursday, September 30, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Valcucine’s showroom in Beverly Hills. The distinctive presentation reinforces SBCLA’s commitment to showcasing environmentally-conscious businesses, and spotlighting cutting-edge sustainability trends and best practices across a broad range of industry sectors.

Moderated by Plug In America’s (http://www.pluginamerica.org) VP, Paul Scott, who is also President of the Electric Vehicle Association of Southern California, “Electric Vehicle Roundtable and Drive-a-thon” presents:

* Laura Marion, CFO, Aptera (http://www.aptera.com)
* K. Forest Beanum, VP of Public Affairs & Communications, CODA Automotive (http://www.codaautomotive.com)
* Richard Steinberg, Manager, Electric Vehicle Operations and Strategy, BMW of North America, LLC (http://www.bmwusa.com/ActiveE)
* Eric Shieh, Account Executive, Coulomb Technologies (http://www.coulombtech.com)
* Mike Sullivan, Owner and President, LAcarGUY (http://www.lacarguy.com/green)

This distinguished group of professionals—representing the cycle of invention to delivery and consumer use—will address the value proposition of these businesses and California’s leading role in the sector’s growth. “We will explain why this technology will improve our environment, strengthen our economy and increase our national security,” states Paul Scott, VP, Plug In America. “With the new era of electric vehicles mere months away, this is information vital to anyone who cares about these issues,” Scott added. Specific topics may include:

* Why is the timing for electric vehicles more ideal now than when “Who Killed the Electric Car” was released in 2006? What has changed? Or has it?
* What are the sustainable aspects of the vehicle industry vs. other forms of mobility, especially in Los Angeles?
* What are the economic implications of millions of Californians switching from 60% foreign oil to 100% domestic renewable electricity?
* What do national security experts say about the need to switch from oil to electricity as the energy source for our transportation fleet?
* What plug-in vehicles are available today and what will be available in the near future?
* How many charging stations are there, and how many are really needed?
* What companies are opening electric vehicle showrooms in L.A.?
* How important is the L.A. market as a model for electric vehicle adoption?
* What are the predictions for the future of electric vehicle adoption? What will be future trends?

“On behalf of the SBCLA board, I am thrilled to welcome such a strong representation of this vibrant, rapidly-expanding industry to the Valcucine showroom,” said Laura Berland-Shane, member of the SBCLA board of directors, and business development manager of Alternative Energy at SIEMENS Industry. “We anticipate a lively discourse that will inform and hopefully inspire creative thinking and planning in light of the current electric vehicle renaissance. We are particularly excited to note that many of the companies we will hear from are California-based.”

Event Registration
Advance registration is required to attend SBCLA’s “Electric Vehicle Roundtable and Drive-a-thon” panel discussion and drive-a-thon. To RSVP, please visit http://www.sustainablebc.org.

General admission price of $25 includes:

* Admission to “Electric Vehicle Roundtable and Drive-a-thon” mixer and panel discussion.
* Electric Vehicle displays.
* Tour of Valcucine’s showroom featuring sustainable kitchen furnishings.
* Light refreshments

Event Sponsors:
The event is sponsored by Stonefield Josephson, Inc. LAcarGUY, Valcucine, “Dom,” Luna & Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss, Summa Marketing Communications, New Belgium Brewing, Evenson Design Group and dubroWorks Public Relations/Marketing/ Project Management.

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LAcarGUY offers automotive products and services to our greater Los Angeles area customers. The company carries a comprehensive line of vehicles by Volkswagen, Toyota, Scion, Audi, Lexus and Porsche, providing new and used cars featuring hybrids, TDI clean diesel and other industry-leading alternatives. LAcarGUY counts the nation’s top selling Toyota and Lexus Hybrid destinations as part of its family of dealerships. They also offer trusted car repair, original car parts, and financing as well two dedicated body shops.