Plant-based Packaging Puts a New Wrapper on Water Bottles

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Green Planet Bottling has launched a new entry to the $11 billion bottled water market, packaged in an organic, 100-percent plant-based bottle. Unlike the dominant plastic bottles containing petroleum and BPA, Green Planet bottles are made from 100-percent plants that are toxin-free and carbon neutral. The bio-based water bottles do not leach chemicals into its […]

Leading the Global Clean Energy Economy

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“The United States is currently importing about 70 percent of its renewable energy systems and components,” said Phil Angelides, chairman of the Apollo Alliance. “If that trend continues, we stand to lose out on estimated 100,000 clean energy manufacturing jobs by 2015, and nearly 250,000 by 2030. This country needs a comprehensive clean-energy economic development […]

EverythingLongBeach.com plans green promotion to plant hundreds of trees

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Climate change is one of the most daunting threats facing our world today. Creative solutions will be the key to changing the tides of the biggest fight of humanity. EverythingLongBeach.com will begin using Mokugift’s tree-planting rewards as prizes for the Great Green Ideas contest. EverythingLongBeach.com actively supports green activities in Long Beach by promoting events […]

Seven Priorities for EPA’s Future

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Colleagues: Almost one year ago, I began my work as Administrator.  It has been a deeply fulfilling 12 months and a wonderful homecoming for me.  As our first year together draws to a close, we must now look to the tasks ahead. In my First Day Memo, I outlined five priorities for my time as […]

Southern California Edison Installs “Smart” Meters in San Gabriel Valley

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Dec. 15, 2009 – Southern California Edison (SCE) is installing smart electric meters throughout the San Gabriel Valley as part of the Edison SmartConnect program, which will help customers save energy and money. SCE customers in parts of Montebello, Alhambra, East Los Angeles, El Monte, Monterey Park, Industry, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Pico Rivera […]

Fresh & Easy Opens LEED-certified store in California

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Cathedral City Mayor Kathy DeRosa and California State Senator John Benoit joined Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market CEO Tim Mason in opening the grocer’s first LEED Gold Certified store, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance […]

Princeton Review rates top green colleges and universities

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The Princeton Review – known for its education services helping students choose and get in to colleges – today reported its second annual Green Ratings of colleges: a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99.   The company tallied its Green Ratings for 697 institutions based on data […]

Small Business find a green place to network online

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Small businesses account for 99.7% of all employer firms in the United States. Next week (August 10), Greenergy2030.com will launch its free media network as a place to bring “green change” to the world through education, legislative efforts, media outreach and the dissemination of information about alternative energy and sustainable business practices. Through the Greenergy2030 […]

Blue Helmets Go Green

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Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Um Bello, heads up the Alpha Company of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) which is working in the region of Kakata in western Liberia. On 8 July 2009, Um Bello led his troops in a new exercise: planting trees to contribute to the UNEP-led Billion Tree campaign. “The war against […]

Alliance for Climate Protection partners with Dot Eco, LLC

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Dot Eco LLC, the applicant for the new .eco top level domain, recently announced it has entered into an integrated partnership with former Vice President Al Gore and his philanthropy, the Alliance for Climate Protection, to secure and promote the .eco top level domain. .eco will be established for individuals to express their support for […]