2013 Award Recipients and Finalists


Announcement of Recipients of the Second Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards!

Lifetime Achievement Awards Recipients:

Cisco Home

Cisco Pinedo

Founder
Cisco Home
www.ciscohome.net/
SBC's Lifetime Achievement in Sustainability Award Recipient
Steve Glenn, CEO, LivingHomes and Chair, SBC presents Cisco Pinedo with SBC Giving Tree Award.

Ralph Grogan

Ralph Grogan
President and CEO
Bentley Prince Street
www.bentleyprincestreet.com
Accepting SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award 

SBC’s B Corp Award Recipient: Erbaviva

Robin Brown

Robin Brown
Co-founder & CEO
Erbaviva
www.erbaviva.com

SBC’s Sustainable Business Award Recipient: SolarCity

Jim Cahill

Jim Cahill
Regional VP
Southern California, SolarCity
SolarCity
www.solarcity.com

SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award Recipient:
EcoSet Consulting, LLC
www.ecosetconsulting.com

Kris & Shannon

Kris Barberg, Executive Director of EcoSet Consulting
and Shannon S. Bart, Founder, EcoSet Consulting with SBC Giving Tree Award.

SBC’s Best Public Advocate for Sustainability in Southern California Award Recipient:

Jessica Aldridge

Jessica Aldridge
Executive Director
Burbank Green Alliance
www.burbankgreenalliance.org

SBC's People's Choice Award: Category: Sustainable Restaurant Recipient:
Cafe Gratitude
www.cafegratitudevenice.com

Ryland Engelhart

Ryland Engelhart
Co-founder
Cafe Gratitude

Announcing SBC Industry Achievement Award Finalists: 

SBC’s B Corp Award Finalists

Ecovations
www.ecovations.com



The Hub Los Angeles
www.thehubla.com

Erbaviva
www.erbaviva.com

UPcyclity® Inc.
www.upcyclity.com

Shiftalliance
www.shiftalliance.com

Roozt.com
www.roozt.com
 
 
SBC’s Sustainable Business Award Finalists

LADWP
www.ladwp.com
 
SolarCity
www.solarcity.com
 
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles ReStores
www.habitatla.org
 
THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE
www.thebonaventure.com
 
 
SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award Finalists
 
Real Office Centers
www.realofficecenters.com
 
EcoSet Consulting, LLC
www.ecosetconsulting.com
 
Green With Tiffany
www.greenwithtiffany.com also youtube/greenwithtiffany


Eco Nuts
www.econutssoap.com
 
Three Squares, Inc.
www.threesquaresinc.com
 
Ecovations
www.ecovations.com
 
Aosa Image
www.aosaimage.com
 
SolaDyne Capital, Inc.
www.soladynecapital.com
 
The Goldhill Group
www.TheGoldhillGroup.com
 
Evenson Design Group
www.evensondesign.com
 
Better Booch
www.getbetterbooch.com
 
Three Minute Start
www.threeminstart.com
 
Green Vets LA
www.GreenVetsLA.org
 
The Green Tease
www.thegreentease.com
 
yogitoes, Inc.
www.yogitoes.com
 
Indy Plush
www.indyplush.com
 
Bowman Design Group
www.bowmandesigngroup.com
 
Saint Columba Press
www.SaintColumbaPress.com
 
SBC’s Best Public Advocate for Sustainability in Southern California Award Finalists

Jonathan Parfrey
Executive Director
Climate Resolve
www.climateresolve.org, www.c-change.la

Gregory Wendt
Senior Wealth Advisor/Founder
StakeHolders Capital/Green Economy Think Tank
www.gregwendt.com

Jessica Aldridge
Executive Director
Burbank Green Alliance
www.burbankgreenalliance.org

Aram Nadjarian
Managing Partner
Mozaic Media & Communications
www.mozaicmc.com

Yeves Perez
Owner, Creative Director
BigBike Group
www.bigbikegroup.tumblr.com

SBC's People's Choice Award: Category: Sustainable Restaurant Finalists to Date

Real Food Daily

www.realfood.com

California Pizza Kitchen
www.CPK.com

Tender Greens
www.tendergreens.com

Cafe Gratitude

www.cafegratitudevenice.com

Slapfish Restaurant
www.slapfishrestaurant.com

Veggie Grill
www.veggiegrill.com

About the Second Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards

Mariel Hemingway & Bobby Williams

Iconic Academy Award Nominated Actor Mariel Hemingway
and her partner Bobby Williams Headlined the Sustainable Business Council Achievement Awards! 

Also Featured:

Cisco Pinedo Made in LA

Cisco Pinedo
Founder
Cisco Home
SBC's Lifetime Achievement in Sustainability Award Recipient


Ralph Grogan
 

Ralph Grogan
President and CEO
Bentley Prince Street
SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award Recipient

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) recently welcomed Actor, Author, Entrepreneur and Eco-Activist Mariel Hemingway and her partner Bobby Williams headlining the Second Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. PDT, at Lexus Santa Monica. The SBC, 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, hosts the annual awards event to recognize industry environmental leaders from the region.

A highlight of the event included a keynote address and book signing by Mariel Hemingway and her partner Bobby Williams.  For over 25 years, Mariel has pursued her passion for wellness, optimal living and educating the public about the same. She is considered a global thought leader in the area of holistic and balanced lifestyles.  “We are delighted to welcome Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams who are two of the most dedicated leaders embracing and educating the world about sustainable living,” said Becki Ueno, Principal, Sustainable Law Group and SBC Board of Directors Member.

Also worth noting is that Neil Prasad, Partner, Marcum LLP is the person behind the judging tabulation of the SBC Industry Achievement Awards. Neil ensured that the votes were tabulated and maintained the confidentiality until this moment when the awards were presented. 

Additional highlights included presentations of the lifetime achievement awards to Cisco Home and Bentley Prince Street, and organic delights from top local restaurants and cocktails by Real de Mexico Tequila. 

Presented by Marcum LLP and the Sustainable Law Group, the awards reception and ceremony salutes and spotlights Southern California companies working daily to support the mission of SBC: to improve operating efficiencies, profit margins, and staff productivity, while lowering the ecological impact of its products and services. In addition to company efforts, there are award categories carved out for outstanding individuals and projects.

For the Second Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards the following awards were 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

The award recipients received the SBC Giving Tree which is a Ming Aralia in a Bamboo planter. 

SBC Giving Tree Award

SBC Giving Tree on display at inaugural recipient Miyako Hybrid Hotel.

The SBC Industry Achievement Awards will be broadcast to 15 million US television households on the newly debuting Tomorrow's PlanetTV network, which will feature programming dedicated to the well-being and sustainability of both the planet and ourselves. 

SBC is working with Global Change Media Partners and Tomorrow's PlanetTV to broadcast a taped version of the award ceremony. The network will be launching on Earth Day 2013!

HOST COMMITTEE

SBC BOARD MEMBERS

Steve Glenn (Chair), Laura Berland-Shane, Rob Kramer, Becki Ueno, Carrie Norton, Lee Wallach

STEERING COMMITTEE

Vivian Panou, Alisha Auringer, Nicole Landers, Nicole Hansen, Jaime Nack, Elana Pianko

EVENT COMMITTEE

Stan Evenson, Tricia Evenson, Brittney Backos