We were recently invited to a guided tour of the Clif Bar headquarters in Emeryville. A LEED Platinum Certified Green Building, the facility is a working tribute to the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle.

An array of solar panels on the roof supply the electricity, and re-purposed denim jeans provide soundproofing for the interior. The space is well-lit and wide open, creating a sense of peaceful industry and creativity. “What a great place to work,” I thought to myself.

A peek behind the curtain at Clif Bar is a reminder that green entrepreneurship is thriving, especially here in the Golden State. Clif Bar is included in Steve Shaw’s article about green companies on page 8, and beer editor Derrick Peterman writes about innovative green breweries on page 11. The companies mentioned in both articles have helped make California a global leader in sustainable business, and we are proud …