Putting the "Green" in Spring

Danville businesses show their environmental awareness

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April showers may bring May flowers, but this April also brings some green to area businesses.  Several Danville merchants have joined in withspring fling1  the Danville Area Sustainable Business Program in taking the 30-day Challenge.  As part of the challenge, the businesses looked at their practices in regards to waste and energy use and adopted a 25-step process for being more environmentally conscious.

These steps crossed through several categories, including water usage, waste generation, reusing materials and monitoring energy use.  Those businesses who successfully enacted these best practices over the 30 days were given the designation Danville Area Sustainable Business.

As a way of celebrating those merchants, the Town of Danville is partnering with Shop Danville First, the Danville Area sustainable Business Council, Discover Danville Association and Danville Area Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the Danville Area Spring Fling.  Through the month of April, events will be held on Thursdays and Saturdays to celebrate sustainability.  Events will include music, downtown strolls and exhibitions of environmentally friendly practices such as solar cooking, gardening and composting.

Activity maps of the events occuring in the downtown can be found each Saturday at the Farmer's Market and a full schedule of events can be found online.

For more information on the Spring Fling, contact Town of Danville Economic Development Coordinator Jill Bergman at (925) 314-3369 or jbergman@danville.ca.gov.