New California Reycling Law

A new law, AB 341, went into effect this month in California that requires all businesses generating more than four cubic yards of solid waste per week and all multi-family residential buildings (greater than five units) to recycle their waste .  The policy will affect 470,000 businesses and apartment buildings statewide.  While the law only…

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By-Product Synergy

By-Product Synergy (BPS)  is the matching of under-valued waste or by-product streams from one facility with potential users at another facility to create new revenues or savings with potential social and environmental benefits. The resulting collaborative network creates new revenues, cost savings, energy conservation, reductions in the need for virgin-source materials, and reductions in waste…

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Renewable Energy Will Save Economy

Former President Bill Clinton warned that the US needs to cut its consumption of natural resources to curb climate change and rising prices.  He stated that by using our resources more sustainably that the economy would recover faster, thus ending the current recession. “We can grow even faster if we use less energy,” Clinton told…

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USGCC July 9th Newsletter

  Last chance to sign up for crowd funding event! Learn how entrepreneurs can raise money through the emerging concept of crowd source funding from marketing expert Greg Writer during our event on July 10, 2012. For more information click here. Experience a once in a lifetime networking opportunity with the USGCC.   Join the most…

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Conservation is Patriotic in U.S. Poll Finds

New national poll dictates that conservation is one issue considered patriotic amongst the majority of Americans. “There aren’t many issues that can unite Republicans and Democrats in an election year, but a new national poll seems to have found at least one: conservation. Conducted for the Nature Conservancy by two opinion-research firms — one Democratic and one…

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Locavore Dilemma

We are now 9 days (only 9 days?!?) into our locavore challenge.  I must admit, I am having trouble.  In fact I am flat out a cheater.  I love the Farmer’s Market for fruits and vegetables and I even enjoy the shopping experience.  However, my downfall comes in the form of animal products, specifically meat…

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