11/3/11/ – U.S. Green Chamber Member Video Spotlight: ActionCOACH

U.S. Green Chamber Member ActionCOACH San Diego sets a great example for local and small business owners to establish themselves as leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility with an emphasis on sustainability issues. Even if your business isn’t directly involved in environmental issues, you can be an advocate for sustainability issues through CSR initiatives. Stacey McKibbin,…

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10/27/11 – California Adopts Innovative Cap-and-Trade Legislation

Late Thursday the Air Resources Board unanimously approved cap-and-trade regulations as part of an on-going effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which are contributing to climate change. This landmark set of air pollution controls is the first in the nation to be implemented at the state level. The regulations were originally brought to the board…

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10/20/11 Public Spaces Economic Benefits To Community Throughout The County

October 12 the Obama Administration released the 2011 America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Progress Report. 15 federal agencies outlined their combined conservation and recreation successes. Successes include creation of jobs, new trail designations, the creation of urban campgrounds, and investments in large landscapes such as the Everglades. The report elucidates efforts made under the AGO initiative…

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How Companies Are Making Eco-Labels Core to Sustainability Strategy

The number of eco-labels in the marketplace continues to grow: According to Ecolabelindex, 426 labels circulate in 246 countries and 25 industries. Most commentators are quick to point out the negative consequences: consumer confusion, disinterest and mistrust. However, there is a growing wave of large companies that pursue product certification to appeal to and meet…

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