We are officially a certified Green Business as of 2019!
Certified Green Businesses follow guidelines for energy and water conservation, pollution prevention, waste management, employee commute, and community education.
In July 2020, BYO became Long Beach’s first Green Business Innovator. As an Innovator, we are recognized as a community leader and are committed to sustainable business practices that go beyond Green Business Certification. Read more about this process here.
Find out how you can get certification for your business here.
In 2023 BYO was voted Best Green Business in Long Beach! We are so grateful for the recognition and support from the community! See the other nominees and winners here.
On Earth Day, April 22nd, 2023, Julie Darrell was awarded the Corinne Monroe Earth Day Award by the Teen Climate Council at the Aquarium of the Pacific. This award is in recognition of outstanding service to people and the planet.
As one of the founding members of the Long Beach Reuse Team, BYO is working together on the collective mission to reduce single-use plastic and overall waste through engagement, advocacy, and collaboration to activate reuse initiatives. Read more about it here. Want to know which businesses in Long Beach encourage you to bring your own? See the map here!