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History of Earth Day

Earth Day, the international holiday honoring our beautiful home planet, is approaching quickly - April 22, 2011.  The goal of earth  day is to bring awareness to environmental causes, to inspire people to act in their community, and to education people on the needs of our planet.... read more

Earth Day 2011: Habitat for Humanity Earth Day Build-a-Thon

Volunteers in East Oakland, California celebrated Earth Day this year by pulling out their hammers and doing some green building. Once a year, Habitat for Humanity of the East Bay holds their “Earth Day Build-a-Thon.” Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization which links low-income families with affordable homeownserhip opportunities. 

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The 5-day Build-a-Thon is a fundraiser where hundreds of volunteers (about 75-110 people per day!) dust off their hammers and hard hats to build homes for low and very low income individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Volunteers are sponsored (much in the way walk-a-thon or bike-a-thon participants are) in order to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of the East Bay.... read more

Deer Hollow Farm, Los Altos - Keen AND Green

In the state of California, it is hard to turn on the news without hearing about more K-12 budget cuts. It is increasingly important that we find ways to continue to place environmental sciences at the forefront of classroom curriculum – after all, today's kindergarteners are tomorrow’s activists, business people, construction workers... you get my point. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica Morgan, director of Deer Hollow Farm, in Los Altos, California.

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About Deer Hollow Farm: Deer Hollow Farm is nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Los Altos Hills in the California Bay Area. The farm is dedicated to educating school groups, community groups, and the general public in the area of life sciences.... read more

Join Greenpeace and's Global Work Party on 10/10/10

10/10/10 is a day of action to stop global warming.  Register or find a local event and participate in an event.  You can organize a street party, a meat-free picnic, or contact politicians...anything that will help stop global warming.  Check out the Greenpeace website to learn more!

This international event is dubbed "A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions" by   Get involved!

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Green Halloween Celebrations at Local Zoos & Aquariums

green halloween

Even though Halloween is still over a month away, with the local stores displaying Halloween merchandise since August, it's hard not for me to get into the mindset.  I love autumn, I love candy, and I love spooky stuff.

If you're looking for a way for your kids to do something fun, Halloweenish, and green, check out  Many local zoos and aquariums across the country are participating.  ... read more

Event - Technology innovator in the San Francisco Bay Area

Learning from Nature to Design New Products

PAX Scientific, a San Francisco Bay Area engineering company, will give a talk of “Uses of Biomimicry to Create Products for a Greener Future”. The talk will cover inspiring applications of biomimicry principles and the new industries that are emerging from these scientific innovations.... read more

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Event in San Francisco THIS Weekend!

Head to Ghirardelli Square this weekend!  It's the Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival on September 11th and 12th.  Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day (which I love) will be there, turning the fountain in Ghirardelli Square into a giant Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day SINK!    Visitors will take a “bubble” out of the sink which will contain a Mrs. Meyer’s sample.   For each bubble that is taken, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day will donate $2 to San Francisco’s Clean City Coalition!  

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Smart Grid event - Future metering devices

The current metering devices for generating, transmitting and distributing electrical informationr are vulnerable to failure. The need to revamp this outdated technology is apparent, especially in an age of renewable energy. Original image from freefoto.comOriginal image from freefoto.comThe smart grid creates opportunities beyond new meter devices and simple data collection.

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Dump the Pump Day is TOMORROW! 6/17/10

Tomorrow (June 17, 2010) marks the fifth annual Dump the Pump Day in the United States. Dump the Pump Day encourages people to take public transportation instead of driving their personal vehicles. It's sponsored by the American Public Transportation Authority in partnership with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Sierra Club.

Many different cities are doing different things for Dump the Pump Day. Greater Boston's MBTA is giving away commuter passes, Chicago's RTA is offering prizes, and DC's Metro is having a contest.  Check out your local public transportation's website to see if they have anything going on tomorrow!... read more

Sustainable Brands Conference 2010 - June 7-10

For anyone who is interested in 'green' marketing, branding, strategy, sustainable business, and overall business leadership and trends, check out this conference. Sustainable Brands Conference 2010Sustainable Brands Conference 2010

The Sustainable Brands Conference 2010 in Monterey, California, is geared for marketing professionals and executives who are looking to understand the unfolding market drivers and leading-edge strategies for building business and brand value by innovating for sustainability.... read more

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