2014 SEED Award Winners
The South Bay Business Environmental Coalition (SBBEC) is proud to announce the 2014 SEED award winners.
Miyako Hybrid Hotel
Education and Outreach
L.A. Green Grounds
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
Palos Verdes Library District
This year’s event featured keynote speaker Ed Humes, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, who talked about his book: Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash.
The event was held at the beautiful Point Vicente Interpretive Center, and SBBEC thanks the City of Rancho Palos Verdes for their assistance in coordinating the event.
Science Fair Stand-Outs
The South Bay Business Environmental Coalition (SBBEC) was delighted to have the opportunity to attend this year’s Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair. This Fair, now in its 64th year, is an opportunity for all middle and high school students enrolled in L.A. County public and private schools to share their experiments and research.
The range of projects was remarkable; including topics from every imaginable field of science, but the SBBEC was thrilled to be able to give $100 prizes to two students who explored topics in the field of Environmental Management.
At the junior level we were pleased to give the award to an 8th grader who explored the effects of temperature on solar panel productivity.
At the senior level the award went to a 10th grader who experimented with the effects of sorting refuse on methane generation in landfills.
With nearly 1,000 students participating in this year’s fair, there were many wonderful projects to choose from; but these two were stand-outs. We look forward to returning next year!
Join Us For a Night of Laughs!
We are excited to host a fundraiser at The Comdey and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach on Thursday, April 10th at 8pm. Comdeian Jim Short will be performning.
If you are interested in supporting the SBBEC by attending our fundraiser, please contact us!
2013 Annual Dinner Brings Exciting News
A big thank you to everyone for a successful end of year event! The annual dinner meeting was well organized and a lot of fun. For those of you that missed it, please welcome our new Board Member Lyonel Martens. Lyonel is a Certified Public Accountant and has been quietly working behind the scenes for the past year helping with various Treasurer tasks.
Also, Stephanie Harris accepted the Officer position of Secretary. Thank you, Stephanie, and welcome Lyonel!
City News SEED Awards Coverage
Check out this edition of City News and their coverage of the 2013 SEED Awards, highlighting winner Bruder Toys. Click Here
Southern California Waste Management Forum - Annual Conference & Exhibit
We are excited to annouce SBBEC member Angela Williams, from the City of Inglewood, will be speaking about AB341/Mandates and Lessons at the Southern California Waste Management Forum which is the highlight of The Forum's regularly scheduled events.
When: Wednesday November 6, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM PST
Where: Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center - 601 McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
To register, please visit http://www.scwmf.org/web/forum-events/conference/.
Photos From The 2013 SEED Awards Are Posted!
Check out our new flickr gallery to see the latest from the SBBEC including photos from the 2013 SEED awards!
Thank you to Amy Theilig Photographic for capturing our event.
SBBEC Visits Environmental Charter High School
Environmental Charter High School (ECHS) is an award winning, free, public high school in South Los Angeles and was the host of this month's SBBEC Board meeting. Alison Suffet Diaz, Executive Director and Founder and Alli Takido, Programs & Partnership led us on a tour of their beautiful campus, including the Bike Shop, Urbanite Amphitheater, and Living Stream. For more information on ECHS, visit their website at http://echslawndale.org/.
Christina Kull Martens Wins Northrop Green Program Award
Christina Kull Martens, a manufacturing integration manager at Northrop Grumman, has won an award for helping the aerospace systems sector reduce greenhouse gas emissions in manufacturing projects. The company’s Chair’s Green Leadership Award intends to recognize employees for helping to sustain the environment in their communities, Northrop said Tuesday. Martens has served as an environmental engineer at the company since 2007 and has built employee sustainability teams honored by the South Bay Business Environmental Coalition and the West Basin Water District, Northrop said. Bruce Gains, a Northrop fleet manager, nominated Martens for the award and said she has helped the company develop new hybrid and clean diesel vehicles.
See more at: http://www.govconexecutive.com/2013/04/christina-kull-martens-wins-northrop-green-program-award-bruce-gains-comments/#sthash.X0HOvuLc.dpuf