CleanTECH San Diego holds Wind Energy Symposium

Lisa Bicker, President and CEO of CleanTECH San Diego, opened up the Wind Energy Symposium at the Scripps Seaside Forum on Tuesday with the pertinent message that to be truly effective, one should lead in change and not merely accommodate it.  After listening to the breadth of knowledgeable and highly specialized speakers on the two…

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The Nuclear Power Debate

In the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear crisis following a devastating 9.0 earthquake, governments around the world have been forced to re-examine their policies on nuclear power.  Their response has been highly mixed, ranging from  total rejection  to rapid expansion and development.  Although nuclear power has been applauded by some environmentalists as a carbon-free alternative to…

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Global Initiative Aims for Standardized Sustainability Ratings

SustainableBusiness.com – News For more than a decade, sustainability ratings have measured the social equity and environmental stewardship of companies and their major investors. But the proliferation of sustainability ratings providers has also spawned inconsistent and often opaque approaches. As a result, Ceres and Tellus Institute have launched an initiative to create and bring to…

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Produce That Uses the Most, Loses the Most

With summer on the way fresh produce is already pouring into our local markets, tantalizing the taste buds with the idea of expertly crafted  fresh fruit salads, veggies being grilled on the BBQ, and an array of salad makings are ready for the picking. Wether it be the first bite of a fresh peach, fresh bright red apples waiting…

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Green Days at the San Diego County Fair

The skies are clearing, the water is warming, and it’s almost officially summertime. It’s my favorite time of year…time to head to Del Mar! The San Diego County Fair will run from Friday, June 10th through Monday, July 4th. The theme is Race to the Fair, and it’s all about cool cars. For the eco-warriors…

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Study: Sustainability a Priority for CEOs

Consumers are a big factor why CEOs are putting more emphasis on sustainability, according to a new study from Accenture and the UN By Georg Kell and Peter Lacy This week, the UN Global Compact and Accenture Sustainability Services are releasing the largest-ever chief executive study on corporate sustainability. Through an online survey and in-depth one-to-one…

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