Agromin, one of the largest organic composting companies in California, has joined California Green Communities (CGC), an environmental recognition program that fosters innovative, sustainable ways for participating cities to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption.
As a CGC program partner, Agromin joins government agencies and businesses including The Alliance for Climate Education, CalRecycle, The Energy Coalition, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County and Toyota. Participating communities that are already certified include Culver City, Monrovia, Riverside, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Claremont and Ventura. Also working toward certification are Santa Monica, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, Redlands and other cities that are about to join the CGC program.
"Agromin hopes to offer its expertise to CGC communities so they can better manage and repurpose their organic waste stream," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "Cities throughout California are finding that creating and implementing sustainable practices not only helps the environment but can dramatically reduce waste and energy costs."
“We challenged city officials to set high standards of sustainability for the future health of their communities”, said Hal Conklin, President of USA Green Communities. “Each of the cities that we certify has to maintain standards in 10 different areas of sustainability. What has really made this possible has been good companies stepping up to the plate to become partners with local governments to achieving this goal. Agromin is a great example of one company excelling in this kind of partnership.”
California Green Communities is an environmental recognition program that fosters innovative ways for participating cities to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption while building vibrant, sustainable communities. Addressing 10 key environmental challenges, participants will create and implement programs that help realize substantial long-term cost savings and dramatic improvements in virtually every aspect of community life, and be recognized for their achievements as they reach Silver, Gold and Platinum levels in the program.