August 10, 2023
BEGA Awarded Green Business of the Year
In Good Company
The SBSC Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Membership Meeting & Regional Business Awards at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort where Ivan Gregory, Facilities & Environmental Health & Safety Manager at BEGA, accepted the Green Business of the Year award on BEGA’s behalf. We are honored to receive this iconic award and to be recognized alongside the other outstanding Regional Business Award recipients:
• Large Business of the Year: Village Properties
• Small Business of the Year: JR Bookkeeping
• Entrepreneur of the Year: Kyanna Isaacson, Jersey Mike’s
• Non-Profit of the Year: United Boys & Girls Clubs of SB County
• Milestone Business Award: Santa Barbara Zoo
• Hospitality Business of the Year: Santa Barbara Adventure Co.
• Community Business of the Year: Momentum Work Inc.
Pictured from left to right:
Ivan Gregory: Facilities & Environmental Health & Safety Manager at BEGA
Jackson Washburn: Development Director at Solomon Hills
Converting to Solar
BEGA has invested more than $4 million in solar energy to provide 95% of our campus electrical needs, significantly reducing our reliance on traditional sources and reducing our carbon footprint.
Not only does this make us more sustainable and efficient as a company, it also has a positive impact on our community here in Carpinteria. Our use of solar energy will reduce the carbon footprint of the city and will reduce the city’s electrical load, contributing to an overall more stable system; this ensures that rolling brown-outs due to strain on the electrical grid are less likely.
Other Sustainability Initiatives
While solar panel installation is the headline sustainability project, our high recycle, recovery, and re-use rates have led BEGA to divert over 90% of production waste away from landfills.
BEGA has also taken steps to reduce single use plastics, support carpooling, and make electric vehicle charging freely accessible to employees.
Employees are the key to earning this award. It is only through employee support and hard work that BEGA received this honor!
Learn more about Sustainability at BEGA Learn More About the SBSC Chamber of Commerce