9/28/11- U.S. Green Chamber Participates in Clinton Global Initiative in New York

Attending the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meetings is an exhilarating experience. This unique event, which is hosted by former President Bill Clinton and coincides with the opening of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, brings together leaders from corporations, nonprofits, and governments around the globe to address BIG social and environmental problems. While there…

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8/31/11- U.S. Green Chamber National News Letter

U.S. Green Chamber Southeast Regional Office Snapshot The Southeast Regional office of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce was officially opened with 250 Central Florida area business leaders in attendance to celebrate the grand opening and engage with speakers from national companies who shared their success stories of sustainability. Speakers representing AAA, Costco, Darden, Honeywell,…

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Public spaces are creating jobs and economic benefits to communities throughout the country

Today 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 to…

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Notice of Public Hearing and Availability of Three Documents for California Cap on GHG Emissions & Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms

The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) will conduct a public hearing on October 20, 2011, to consider approval of the proposed California Cap on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms Program. ARB has posted on its website the following documents that will be considered by the Board at a public hearing:  Response…

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A Slant Piece Without a Steep Incline

Bravo Peter Byck. What so many others have attempted has finally been realized; a documentary about one of society’s most pressing issues sans rhetoric. Carbon Nation is a fun, easy to digest documentary created to enlighten and motivate the masses. However, unlike most independent, educational films this one is a call to action without the…

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California Center for Sustainable Energy Looks at Electric Vehicle Batteries

Published By SanDiegoLovesGreen.com on The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) will lead a joint research study of how the useful lifespan of electric vehicle batteries could be extended by repurposing them as household electric storage devices with a $992,000 grant from the University of California. The grant was awarded by the Plug-In Hybrid Electric…

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Austin, Texas Goes Green!

The City of Austin, Texas, has become the largest municipality in the U.S. to power all of its facilities using only renewable energy. As of Oct. 1 all of the city’s municipal facilities subscribe to Austin Energy’s GreenChoice renewable energy product. In all, the City of Austin has bought about 400 million kilowatt-hours of renewable…

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