2020 Santa Cruz Clean Ocean Businesses
In celebration of Pollution Prevention Week, the City of Santa Cruz recognizes 48 Clean Ocean Business awardees including 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.
Photo: Clean Ocean Businesses protect the San Lorenzo River through practices that keep pollutants away from both storm drains and the sewer system; Credit: Matt Pfeiffer
“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.
The 20-year Clean Ocean Business awardees are:
County of Santa Cruz Auto Services (Fleet)
Fanucci Auto Body
Polar Radiator Service Inc.
Rusty’s Honda and Mazda Repair
Santa Cruz Auto Body Inc.
Santa Cruz High School Auto Shop
Scotts Body Shop
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.”
Photo: Clean Ocean Businesses protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary through practices that keep pollutants away from both storm drains and the sewer system.
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 this year’s ten 20-year awardees there are nine at 15 years, seven at 10 years, and 22 at 5 years. Each and every 2020 awardee is acknowledged at www.cityofsantacruz.com/cleanoceanbusiness.
The City’s Environmental Compliance program is also helping to protect Santa Cruz waterways through its 12-year old Pharmaceuticals and Sharps Disposal Program. Many medication and needle disposal options are available to residents of the City of Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz County. For more information about this collaborative program visit https://med-project.org.