A record 21 businesses are confirmed finalists for the 19th annual Sustainable Quality Awards, a collaboration between the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the nonprofit Sustainable Works and City Hall’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

The awards were created to recognize local businesses working toward making significant achievements in the areas of sustainable economic development, social responsibility and stewardship of the national environment.

The awardees and over 100 past winners will be honored at a luncheon taking place at Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica on April 30.

LEED sponsors are Morley Builders and LAcarGUY. Environmental sponsors are Pacific Park, Southern California Edison and Allan Co.

“The Sustainable City Plan was created to enhance our resources, prevent harm to the natural environment and human health, and benefit the social and economic well-being of our community for the sake of current and future generations,” said Shannon Parry, assistant director of the Office of Sustainability and the Environment. “These businesses are showing that this is not only possible — it’s profitable.”

For a list of the finalists and to purchase tickets, go to smchamber.com/sqa or call the chamber at (310) 393-9825.

Bike valet will be provided and attendees will receive a free raffle ticket for walking, biking or carpooling to the event.

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