In celebration of Pollution Prevention Week, our City of Santa Cruz Environmental Compliance Program is pleased to recognize 48 Clean Ocean Business awardees. These include 10 vehicle service facilities that have been recipients since the City program began 20 years ago.
The award-winning efforts of these businesses have protected the San Lorenzo River, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and local creeks over 5 to 20 years through practices that keep pollutants away from both storm drains and the sewer system.
The 20-year Clean Ocean Business awardees are: County of Santa Cruz Auto Services (Fleet), Fanucci Auto Body, Graniterock (Fleet), Legacy Automotive, Polar Radiator Service Inc., Rusty’s Honda and Mazda Repair, Santa Cruz Auto Body Inc., Santa Cruz High School Auto Shop, Scotts Body Shop and United Parcel Service (Fleet).
“The most gratifying part of the COB process is knowing we are doing our part and making a positive difference in maintaining a healthy environment,” said Santa Cruz High School Auto Shop Instructor Matthew Svoboda. “With commitment, dedication and intent to preserve our natural environment, our students carry this exemplary accomplishment into the future.”
The City’s Environmental Compliance program annually honors local food service as well as vehicle service facilities that have been consistent recipients of Clean Ocean Business awards for at least 5 years. In addition to the ten 20-year awardees there are nine at 15 years, seven at 10 years, and 22 at 5 years. Each and every awardee is acknowledged at cityofsantacruz.com/cleanoceanbusiness.
“We congratulate all of our Clean Ocean Businesses with a special shout-out to our 20-year awardees. They are the pioneers who have helped to grow participation in our program that is critical for important public health issues beyond sewer system protections,” said City of Santa Cruz Environmental Compliance and Wastewater Lab Manager Akin Babatola.
Many heartfelt thanks to all of our 2020 Clean Ocean Businesses!
Read more about how our Environmental Compliance program is helping to protect Santa Cruz waterways at cityofsantacruz.com/EnvironmentalCompliance. Access details to our Pharmaceuticals and Sharps Disposal Program with medication and needle disposal options available to residents of the City of Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz County at https://med-project.org.