Green Chamber asks for green commitment

The Green Chamber of San Diego launched early in November with the goal of doing great things, both for the economy and the environment, explained Peter Zahn, one of the founders.

The chamber was launched by several local business owners and members of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce and is a nonprofit.

“The ultimate objective is to do great things for our economy while doing great things for the environment — locally and globally,” Zahn said.

The Green Chamber aims to connect green businesses, collaborate on new energy-efficient projects and better educate businesses about green practices.

Members are asked to pay a membership fee and also make a scalable green commitment by taking environmentally friendly actions in their business in order to retain membership.

“What’s interesting about having businesses make these types of commitments is that sustainable practices not only help the environment, but they save companies with their expenses,” Zahn said. “Like any cost savings, these sustainability savings can contribute significantly to a company’s bottom line.”

The Green Chamber is now open to new members and a kickoff event is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 14.

The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Green Chamber of San Diego also have a cross-membership arrangement where a member of one gets free membership in the other.

“This is a great way for businesses to take advantage of the programs and events that the two organizations offer,” Zahn said.

Visit greenchambersd.com for more information.

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  4. Area chambers struggle to grow, find identity
  5. Vendors, groups build up ‘green’ support

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