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Green Chamber of Commerce looks to expand By JAMES PALEN, The Daily Transcript Thursday, April 26, 2012 Just more than a year ago, the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce was born when its predecessor, the Green Chamber of San Diego County, announced plans to expand nationwide. The move was a push to extend the company…

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Hybrid Car Owners Aren’t Driving New Sales

Hybrid owners place loyalty on short term savings when shopping for their next car. Recently pundits for NPR’s Marketplace Sustainability Desk announced a marked downtrend in hybrid vehicle purchases among green car owners who opt to return to standard combustion cars. Citing a survey from auto consultants, R.L. Polk, Marketplace’s discussion focused on findings  demonstrating…

U.S. Green Chamber Member Sets an Example in Corporate Social Responsibility

WHAT IS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY? Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to the adoption of socially and/or environmentally responsible policies into business practice. Commitment to achieving socially conscious business practice is increasingly recognized by media, consumers, employees, investors, and competitors alike.[1] CSR originally developed hand-in-hand with the philanthropic efforts of big-wig CEOs, Presidents, and sometimes even…

Press Release by ACEEE: Massachusetts Overtakes California as #1 Energy Efficiency State

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released its fifth annual ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard today.  California, four time top-ranked state in energy-efficiency, was beaten out by Massachusetts this year.  New York State, Oregon, and Vermont finish up the top five states in rank order. The 10 states most in need of improvement (starting with dead last)…

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…

Race for Renewables

Last night President Obama made several references to the growing renewable energy industry. He began by noting that the U.S. is not alone in its pursuit of clean energy. China, President Obama explained, is currently home to the largest solar power research facility and world’s fastest computer. He announced these breakthroughs with a steady air…

The Lowdown of Labeling

By Valerie Kosheleff Still unsure what “natural”, “biodegradable”, “compostable” or “ecofriendly” truly mean?  No worries, so is everyone else.  Fortunately, 2011 shows great promise for integrity in environmental labeling. Not only has the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) taken steps this past year to revise its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (called Green…