SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - Ewire -- Acterra today announced the winners of the prestigious 2007 Business Environmental Awards, identifying eleven companies and organizations who have demonstrated extraordinary environmental leadership from among this year's highly competitive field of Bay Area enterprises.

The winners, comprised of well-known firms and start-ups, hail from a variety of industry sectors, including high tech, biotech, clean tech, foodservice/hospitality, construction, and legal, reflecting the Bay Area's rich and widespread commitment to the environment.

The eleven winners will be honored at a ceremony on Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 5:30 PM at Symantec Corporation in Mountain View, CA. At the awards reception, to be attended by over 125 executives, clean-tech entrepreneurs, and local leaders, executives will speak about their companies' award-winning environmental innovations. This year's winners are:

Stanford Dining
    Santa Clara County
    Acterra Award for Sustainability
Stanford Dining, a major foodservice provider to the Stanford University community, operates a dining enterprise that minimizes its environmental impacts through respecting and collaborating with its many stakeholders, including employees, students, customers, farmers, vendors, waste management firms and utilities. Sustainable practices include purchasing food from within 250 miles of campus, a comprehensive recycling and composting program, reusable serviceware, use of non-toxic cleaners, electric-powered vehicles, energy and water efficient appliances and sustainable building materials.

Contact: Rafi Teharian, 650.725.1510

Genentech, Inc.
    San Mateo County
    Commute & Transportation Award
Genentech, Inc., a biotechnology company in South San Francisco, won the commute and transportation award for the broad array of commute alternative programs and incentives for employees. Genentech's transportation program pays employees $4.00 for each day they arrive by an alternative commute mode and log their transportation method on a web-based reporting system. Wi-fi equipped "GenenBuses" provide transportation to San Francisco and along the Interstate 80 corridor. Additional Genentech incentives to promote eco-friendly transportation include a charter bus system for off-site meetings, food service and other facilities to avoid off-campus trips, a voucher system for cabs to downtown South San Francisco for lunch/errands, carpool and vanpool matching assistance, and bicycle lockers and showers for cyclists.

Contact: Nathan Byerly, 650.225.8285

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