Two San Diego businesses were among 16 in California honored Friday by the California Air Resources Board for reducing pollution and other environmental impacts.
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Recon Recycling LLC, of Barrio Logan, was named one of five "Businesses of the Year" in the CoolCalifornia.org small business awards. The company provides recycling services to multi-family housing complexes, office buildings, restaurants and retailers.
Sunroad Marina, which has 600 boat slips on Harbor Island, was given a "Climate Leader" award.
The winners were selected from 78 applicants.
"These small-business leaders from across the state prove that it only takes a few simple steps to be more sustainable," said ARB Chairwoman Mary Nichols. "Whether it's running a hotel or providing legal services, they each demonstrated that making smart climate-friendly choices is good for the environment and for their bottom line."
The winning firms installed compact fluorescent lights, solar panels and energy-efficient computer servers; eliminated toxic chemicals and solvents; used recycled products; and installed automated thermostats and light switches.
The winners will receive their awards at a ceremony June 13 in Sacramento.
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