We try to practice what we preach, so it’s gratifying that our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is receiving recognition for being a green business.
The Aquarium was chosen to receive two awards — one for stewardship of the natural environment and the second for sustainable economic development — by the annual Sustainable Quality Awards program. The Santa Monica Chamber, the city’s environmental department, and Sustainable Works run the annual competition each year, acknowledging businesses in Santa Monica that have made significant achievements in the areas of sustainable economic development, social responsibility and stewardship of the natural environment.
With 19 businesses vying for the awards this year it's a true accomplishment to receive honors in two categories. The Aquarium and the other winners will be honored at a luncheon next month. These awards will be added to the Sustainable Quality Award the marine science center received back in 2005 and our certification as a Santa Monica green business. It might be time to build a trophy case!