Lobster Get Green Certified
By Lookout Staff
April 14 -- The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the
Lobster Restaurant -- two businesses that have helped spearhead
the city’s sustainable movement -- were Green Business Certified
The Lobster restaurant at the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier features a
new, highly visible solar installation project, while the chamber
engages in numerous green practices and partners with local, environmental
non-profits such as Heal the Bay and Sustainable Works for many
“I look forward to continuing to spread the green word as president of
the Santa Monica Chamber, whose innovative partnership with the City on green
business initiatives showcases our community’s priority to create a sustainable
economy for our future,” Chamber President and CEO Laurel Rosen said in
a statement released Friday.
A founding partner of the Green Business Certification program,
the chamber installed artificial turf along the front sidewalk of
its headquarters that saves costs on landscape maintenance and lowers
The office staff recycles mixed paper, cans, plastic and glass
and print cartridges and has a public collection box for batteries
and cell phones. The chamber also stocks non-toxic, biodegradable
multi-purpose cleaners, dish soap and organic hand soap.
The Lobster, which features classic American Seafood that is sustainably certified
wild caught or farm raised, recently installed a 9KW solar panel
system under Solar Santa Monica’s program (www.solarsantamonica.com).
The restaurant also uses high efficiency motion sensor sinks in
its public restrooms, natural sunlight in the dining area and LED
spotlights in the bar area.
The restaurant also obtains Metro bus passes in bulk so staff can
purchase them at a discount. The Lobster also distributes local
Big Blue Bus route information to its customers and employees upon
The chamber will host its annual Sustainable Quality Award luncheon ceremony
honoring local businesses for their green efforts on May 12 at 11:30
a.m. at the Sheraton Delfina.