The SBBEC's is now accepting applications for its 6th Annual SEED Awards Event, to be held September 2013. The event honors businesses, organizations, and individuals that have shown excellence in environmental sustainability.
Last year the City of Hawthorne had two nominees: Bruder Toys at 4950 145th Street, and E Tech Surfboards at 13125 Yukon Ave. Bruder was nominated in the Resource Preservation category for its efforts to save energy at its facilities, including a large solar power system on its roof. The company also features a unique program that offers replacement parts for its toys, preventing the need to replace toys as frequently. E Tech won a SEED Award for the category of Innovation. Surfboards are one of the most toxic pieces of sporting goods. E-Tech Boards makes eco-friendly surfboards that use recycled foam and non-toxic glassing. It is their mission to create more environmentally responsible production methods to help promote the notion that green boards are just as lightweight, strong, and durable as their less environmentally friendly counterparts.
The application is available below or your can visit the SBBEC's website at www.sbbec.org. You may also call Hawthorne Public Works for more information.
From left to right: Rancho Palos Verdes City Councilman Jim Knight, SBBEC Board Member, E Tech Boards Todd Patterson, Redondo Beach Mayor Pat Aust, E Tech Boards Ryan Harris
More info can be found on the SBBEC's website: www.sbbec.org. For more info contact Doug Krauss at 310-349-2987.