1996: The Sustainable Business Alliance (SBA) was born as a nonprofit, public/private partnership formed by businesses, local government agencies, UCB faculty and students, and local NGOs, to advance the development of an “environmental economy” in Berkeley and surrounding communities.  It was a response to Berkeley’s “environmental economy strategy”, adopted 9-0 by the City Council in 1994. The founders of SBA were pioneers in the field of building business associations. While Chambers of Commerce had been around for at least a couple of centuries, the notion that a business association could focus on environmental quality as well as financial success was novel in mid-1990’s America. TheRead More →

Stress Reduction, Rockridge, 10/18/16, Tuesday 10/18/2016 4:00:00 PM UTC – 12/13/2016 7:15:00 PM UTC Posted By: Center for Stress Reduction Stress Reduction, Rockridge,  10/18/16 Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction class Tuesday mornings, 10/18/16-12/13/16, 9-11:15 am Wheelchair-accessible, close to Rockridge BART or freeway, wide sliding scale. Reba’s students say she is intelligent, passionate, warm, and funny. Class will be preceded by a free orientation on 10/18/16. Please attend the orientation if you plan to take the class. Register here: http://www.centerforstressreduction.com/stress-reduction-class.html See Details Past Events Kenny is in San Rafael today! 9/13/2016 6:00:00 PM UTC – 9/13/2016 9:00:00 PM UTC Posted By: Kenny’s Heart and Soul Its about goodRead More →

Green Building Build It Green Build It Green is a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California. They offer a comprehensive package of local government support, professional training, collaboration forums, consumer education, and green product marketing to a range of stakeholders. Green Jobs Green For All Green For All is a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Green For All is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. They work in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities toRead More →

Sustainable Business Alliance is proud to present our new guide to Good Local Money for your Good Local Business. This guide has all you need to find out what kind of money (loan? investment? crowdfunding?) you can get for your local business.  Includes lots of great information, including listings of local providers, how much money you can get and what their requirements are. Distributed in the East Bay Express in February 2016, and delivered to small business assistance locations throughout the East Bay. View and download a PDF copy here. Need hard copies?  Contact us at hello@sustainablebusinessalliance.org We’ll be sharing guide highlights and related eventsRead More →