Bikesharing Programs Take Off Across the Country

From some of the earliest bikesharing programs in Amsterdam and France to the incredibly successful Capital Bikeshare in the Washington, D.C. metro area, bike-sharing has become a viable alternative to driving to work or to run errands. “In August 2008, the District of Columbia became the first jurisdiction in North America to launch a bikesharing…

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U.S. Green Chamber Member Radiant Technologies Provides Energy Efficient Delivery of Management Software

  U.S. Green Chamber Member Radiant Technologies is now authorized to market, sell and deploy SAP® Business ByDesign™ software, a fully integrated business management solution delivered via cloud. The software can manage various parts of businesses, including finance, human resources, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain, and procurement. The SAP Business ByDesign software suite has starter…

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U.S. Green Chamber Member Spotlight: Swipes, Inc.

  Swipes, Inc. is a female-owned, eco-friendly company located in Pompano Beach, Florida. It began in 2009 as a partnership between Maxine Gomez and Vera Lund. Both women have a passion for the environment and stand behind their product–Swipes Lovin Wipes®. “Swipes Lovin Wipes® [are] an all-natural and eco-friendly personal hygiene wipe intended for adults…

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EPA Studies Environmental Impacts of “Fracking”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced plans to evaluate the safety and sustainability of a natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”  The organization will conduct case studies in seven different locations in North Dakota, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. “Fracking” is a means of natural gas extraction used in deep wells…

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Solar Panels Save SDUSD Arts Programs

Saving the arts through solar energy? It’s possible, and the San Diego Unified School Board accomplished it on Tuesday night. During the special budget meeting, a $115 million revenue and expenditure solutions plan was introduced to help close the budget deficit. This plan included reducing the district’s Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA), to which…

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Hybrids’ Yellow Sticker Program Ends July 1

Published on May 29, 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle For the past six years, those mustard-yellow stickers affixed to the haunches of 85,000 California hybrid vehicles have been golden. Not only have they granted solo drivers free admission to the carpool lane, they have also boosted the resale value of the vehicles by thousands…

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