The summer has been busy here at the Climate Action Business Association. From new member businesses to our policy operation, we chalk this summer up to a win in our books. Here’s a bit of a summer recap for you:
New Members Spotlight
The CABA community has grow great lengths this summer. Check out our new member businesses:
Longleaf Lumber is a reclaimed and antique lumber mill. They salvage woods from industrial, agricultural, and large residential buildings throughout the Eastern United States. Longleaf Lumber mills flooring, paneling, stair treads, mouldings, and other fine reclaimed wood products. They also retail other green building products such as cork and sustainable linoleum flooring.
Irving House is a quaint bed and breakfast in Cambridge offering uniquely cozy accommodations and a variety of amenities for our guests to enjoy. Built as a two-family house in the 1890’s, Irving House was converted to a bed and breakfast in the 1920’s with 44 unique guest rooms in a variety of sizes.
Nexamp delivers proven solar energy solutions. From project development through financing, construction, and operation, Nexamp’s comprehensive approach makes going solar simple and profitable for our clients and partners. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Nexamp is among the Northeast’s largest commercial solar providers.
Balanced Rock Investment Advisors is a truly independent and locally owned financial advisor offering fee-only wealth management and financial planning services to people and organizations of all kinds. Balanced Rock does not sell any financial products, focusing instead on transparent and high quality advice. Their customized low-cost and tax-efficient investment strategies can incorporate values-based selection criteria including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
Eastern Bank, founded in 1818 and based in Boston, is the largest and oldest mutual bank in the country, with $9.5 billion in assets and more than 100 branches serving communities in eastern Massachusetts and southern and coastal New Hampshire. Eastern Bank offers banking, investments and insurance all under one roof, and prides itself on working harder to understand its customers’ needs so it can deliver these services in a committed and personal way. Eastern Bank, which includes Eastern Bank Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance, is a recognized leader in corporate social responsibility and for its advocacy on behalf of a number of social justice causes.
Somerville Sustainable Cleaning, LLC is a minority owned and operated, locally based commercial janitorial and facility services provider, serving the greater Boston area. Somerville Sustainable Cleaning has strong commitments to responsibility for environmental, social, economic, and labor issues.
Blu2Green recycles a material called blue wrap, which is a polypropylene fabric used to cover medical utensils prior to surgery. Blu2Green takes this material and hires people with disabilities to re-purpose it into sustainable products. All blue wrap that they re-purpose is guaranteed to be recycled responsibly.
We have revamped our Internal Sustainability program! Check out our new video on how CABA can help you monitor and track your carbon footprint and make meaningful reductions:
The American Sustainable Business Council has reported that 57% of small businesses do not have an action plan for climate change. That is why were happy to do it for you! As a CABA member if you are interested in a Climate Action Business Plan for your businesses contact our Internal Sustainability Coordinator Polina Malozemova.