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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2011 Eco-Maverick Honorees Announced

Celebrity co-founder Adrian Grenier and founder Peter Glatzer will be honored for their innovative approach to raising awareness about the environment at the 5th Annual Opportunity Green Business Conference in Los Angeles this November. The Eco-Maverick award is given each year to a prominent celebrity for using their influence and exposure to promote sustainability issues…

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USGCC Participates in Clinton Global Initiative in New York

Peter Zahn, USGCC’s Chairman attended last week’s sessions and filed this report: 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…

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Time Magazine

A Green Chamber of Commerce Offers a New Voice for Business The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has—how to put this—not been a friend of environmental legislation or regulation. The Chamber—which represents more than 3 million U.S. businesses—spent millions to lead the successful fight against carbon cap-and-trade legislation, along with health care reform and most of…

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