CoolCalifornia recently selected the winners of the Small Business Awards. Granlibakken Tahoe was recognized as a leader in the community for our efforts to become more environmentally sustainable while remaining economically healthy.

CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards recognizes small businesses in California that have taken measures to become more sustainable by reducing carbon emissions and by engaging in environmentally friendly practices, while maintaining a healthy economic balance. Granlibakken Tahoe has recently made a number of upgrades to improve sustainability, from renovating our kitchen with new, energy-star approved appliances, to installing a more efficient heating and cooling system for our conference center. Additionally, Granlibakken Tahoe works to make its guests aware of the impact that they can have on our emissions by requesting that guests re-use towels and sheets when possible, and by displaying educational signage throughout the dining area and the guest rooms about water and resource conservation.

Granlibakken Tahoe was also recently recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability as a part Placer County’s mPower program in conjunction with the United States Department of Energy. As an older property with a long history in the Lake Tahoe region, Granlibakken has been making a number of changes to stay current and to become a leader in small business sustainability in the Lake Tahoe area. We recognize that it is important for us to make changes, not only to make our business economically and environmentally sustainable in the long-term, but also to preserve the natural beauty that keeps visitors coming back to Lake Tahoe year after year.

We hope that you will join us in our efforts, and we look forward to making improvements to integrate environmentally responsible practices into our business. Click here for more information about our efforts.