The Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative has honored Rancho Cucamonga with the Beacon Award for its participation and achievements in a state environmental program.
The city was recognized for its leadership in sustainable community development, mainly its Green Business Recognition Program that spotlights local businesses that have incorporated sustainable practices into their operations.
The Green Business Recognition Program is part of the city's Healthy RC Program which promotes sustainable environmental practices within the community and city operations.
Participating businesses can usually be spotted by the Healthy RC "Green Business" decals displayed in their windows. They receive free recommendations to further improve efficiency, energy and water conservation and waste reduction measures that help contribute to the city's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Additional information about Rancho Cucamonga's accomplishments is available at: http://
www.ca-ilg.org/BeaconAward/RanchoCucamonga and at www.CityofRC.us/GreenBusiness.