A major theme at this year’s San Francisco Green Festival was what we as individuals can do to promote sustainability. But what’s government’s role? I attended a panel on this subject with representatives from the federal, state, and city levels. Continue reading “Government’s role in promoting sustainability”
Spreading the green message at the San Francisco Green Festival
It would be interesting to see which other U.S. cities could draw as big a crowd as the one at the 9th annual San Francisco Green Festival last weekend. The expansive Concourse Exhibition center was packed with the usual suspects and more: the generous smattering of hippies in dreadlocks and flowing organic cotton fashions was only part of the varied crowd, which seemed to encompass all the demographics you’d normally find around town. Continue reading “Spreading the green message at the San Francisco Green Festival”
GRID Alternatives: A Green Building Super Hero
On Friday night I was lucky to be able to attend the Green Building Super Heroes Awards Gala, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. You can read more details about it on my EcoTuesday post. For me, the highlight of the evening was when GRID Alternatives won the award for Outstanding Community Organization. A little over half a year ago, I hadn’t heard of GRID. Their co-founder, Erica Mackie, spoke at an EcoTuesday evening I attended last spring, and it was her description of what they do that led me to participate in their annual Solarthon in July.
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Does California need AB32?
This post was originally published on The Energy Collective.
Among the usual slew of propositions California voters face this fall is the much-disputed Prop 23, which would put AB32 on hold indefinitely. AB32 was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2006, and if left standing it will reach its full effect in a year or two. Continue reading “Does California need AB32?”
West Coast Green 2010
The San Francisco Bay Area seems to produce an endless stream of diverse green events. Last weekend was no exception—I spent an engaging and inspiring Saturday attending West Coast Green, “the world’s leading interactive conference on green innovation.” Continue reading “West Coast Green 2010”
Greening the Internet
I have to admit that when I first looked for a new Internet company, I wasn’t thinking green—my main motivation was to escape Comcast’s high costs and poor service. But I should have been considering the carbon footprint of my daily online activities. We think we’re being green when we use the computer instead of paper, but are we? Continue reading “Greening the Internet”