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Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams Host 2nd Annual SBC Industry Awards

Eco-activists Hemingway and Williams are renowned in the sustainability movement.
Mariel Hemingway & Bobby Williams

LA Examiner's Green Life reporter Vicki Godal ( is a finalist in the Sustainable Business Council Industry Achievement Awards tomorrow night in Santa Monica.

Headliners for this Wednesday night’s second Annual Sustainable Business Council Industry Achievement Awards at Santa Monica Lexus are renowned actor, author and eco-activist Mariel Hemingway and her partner Bobby Williams. Keynote speakers Hemingway and Williams will emcee the awards presentations as well as introduce lifetime achievement recipients Cisco Home and Bentley Prince Street.

Considered a global thought leader in the area of holistic and balanced lifestyles for over 25 years, Hemingway is known for actively promoting intelligent views on the sustainable life. A book signing of The Willing Way ( by Hemingway and Williams will take place before and after the awards ceremony.

“We are delighted to welcome Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams who are two of the most dedicated leaders embracing and educating the world about sustainable living,” Sustainable Law Group Principal and SBC Board of Directors member Becki Ueno said.

Presented by Marcum LLP and the Sustainable Law Group, the goal of the SBC Industry Achievement Awards is to recognize contributions to the local economy by sustainable businesses and individuals. The awards provide a platform to salute Southern California companies whose missions parallel and support that of the SBC: to improve operating efficiencies, profit margins and staff productivity while lowering the ecological impact of products and services. Several award categories focus on outstanding individuals and projects as well.

Cisco Pinedo, Founder of Cisco Home
 will be the recipient of SBC's Lifetime Achievement 
in Sustainability Award 2013.

Ralph Grogan, President and CEO of 
Bentley Prince Street is SBC's Lifetime Business
 Achievement Award
 Recipient 2013.

The following SBC Industry Achievement Awards will also be presented:
• SBC's B Corp. Award
• SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award
• SBC's Sustainable Business Award
• SBC's Best Public Advocate for Sustainability Award
• SBC's Lifetime Achievement in Sustainability Award (individual)
• SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award (business)
• SBC's People's Choice Award: Category: Sustainable Restaurant

While the awards ceremony is Wednesday’s main event, networking with industry professionals is always the norm at the SBC in LA with attendees sustainably refreshed via cocktails by Real de Mexico Tequila as well as organic and local restaurant fare.

The SBC Industry Achievement Awards will be broadcast to 15 million US television households via satellite and video-on-demand online on the new Tomorrow's Planet TV network. Tomorrow's Planet TV showcases programming dedicated to the well-being and sustainability of both the planet and ourselves. Tomorrow's Planet TV network will launch on Earth Day 2013.

Sponsors for the SBC Industry Achievement Awards include Southern California Edison, Earth Friendly Products, The Miyako Hybrid Hotel, LAcarGUY, Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica, LivingHomes, Evenson Design Group, Green Galaxy Enterprises, Global Change Media Partners, Tomorrow’s PlanetTV, Summa Marketing Communications, AoSA, New Leaf Paper, Growing Roots, Real de Mexico, Sustainable Industries, Green Business Networking, generate possibility, All Natural ips, Sustainable Works, Athens Services, Women of the Green Generation, Plantinum International, and Zevia.

The following Southern California companies are finalists for SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award.

The Green Tease

Real Office Centers

EcoSet Consulting, LLC

Green With Tiffany

Eco Nuts

Three Squares, Inc.


Aosa Image

SolaDyne Capital, Inc.

The Goldhill Group

Evenson Design Group

Better Booch

Three Minute Start

Green Vets LA

yogitoes, Inc.

Indy Plush

Bowman Design Group

Saint Columba Press

The second Annual Sustainable Business Council Industry Achievement Awards take place on Wednesday, April 17th from 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at Santa Monica Lexus.

The SBC is a non-profit organization which provides a professional networking and education forum for Southern California businesses and individuals working with sustainable products, services, and processes, hosts the annual awards event to recognize industry environmental leaders from the region.

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