Whole Foods Market® Pops the Cork on Top Ten Holiday Wines Priced for Merrymaking

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From taste-tempting, luscious reds and bright sparklers to elegant, spicy whites, Whole Foods Market unveils its “Top Ten Holiday Wines” list — at prices fit for merrymaking. All 10 wines are priced under $15 a bottle. This year the best list includes a distinguished selection of organic wines. Here’s the list (feel free to check […]

Green Beer Comes in Many Shades

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What’s better than a green beer on St Patrick’s Day? How about green beer the other 364 days of the year! Beer has been going green since Anheuser-Busch started recycling their leftover grain and using it for cattle feed back in 1899. It’s a process that continues at many breweries today. But, some brewmasters are […]

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 […]

California Businesses Could Save Enough Water to Supply Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco

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In the midst of a third consecutive dry year, California’s water supply continues to shrink as the state’s population grows, but according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the state’s commercial, industrial and institutional (CII) sector has the tools to save more than enough water to meet the annual needs of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego combined. Some leading California businesses and institutions are already catching on – saving water and money at the same time.

Cars.com Ranks Cities With Most Interest in Hybrid Vehicles

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There are many hybrid and alternative-fuel cars on the market today, making it easier than ever for consumers to go green. Eco-consciousness and rising fuel costs have combined to drive consumer interest in these new energy-efficient models, but that interest varies regionally, according to Cars.com’s second-annual Green Cities Index.  The Cars.com Green Cities Index ranks […]

$10 Million Recovery Act Funding: Green Jobs Corps to Help State Economy, At-Risk Youth and Green Industries

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Pushing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding into the California economy quickly and with accountability and transparency, the California Recovery Task Force announced the availability of up to $10 million in Recovery Act funding for job training grants within the Governor’s newly created California Green Jobs Corps.  “We are pumping Recovery Act Funds into […]

California City Unveils Four 100 mpg Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

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Building on its status as the No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America, the City of Long Beach unveiled four 100 mpg Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles on Tuesday. The City used cutting-edge technology to transform four Toyota Prius Hybrid vehicles into electric plug-in vehicles that boast 100 miles per gallon. “As the owner of an […]

Obama Announces “Green Dream Team”

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Today, President-elect Barack Obama announced key members of his energy and environment team: Dr. Steven Chu will be Secretary of Energy. Winner of the Nobel Prize for physics in 1997, Dr. Chu served on the technical staff at AT&T Bell Labs (1978 –1987) and was a professor in the Physics and Applied Physics Departments at […]