green: Green Events in Our Community - 09/01/08 04:35 AM
Wednesday, September 17Emerging Legislation that will affect Sustainable Technology Development12:00 to 1:30 p.m.Assembly member Jared Huffman will speak about sustainable technology legislation, promising emerging technology, and what incentives will be offered.  Hosted by Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster1300 Valley House Lane, Suite 100 Rohnert Park, CA 94928RSVP: 707-794-1240 or kariz@somobc.org
Thursday, September 18Solar Sonoma County and Solar American Cities Kickoff4:00 to 7:00 p.m.Help launch Solar Sonoma County and learn all about the Solar American Cities grant which Santa Rosa and Solar Sonoma County just received from the Department of Energy.  Hosted by Solar Sonoma Countyhttp://www.solarsonomacounty.com/events.html#anchor For Business Membership: http://www.solarsonomacounty.com/membership.htmlSonoma Mountain Village, Rohnert … (0 comments)

green: Integrated Pest Management - 03/05/08 07:16 AM
From time to time I have buyers calling me to try and find homes that have not been treated with pesticides.  Usually these people are cancer victims but more and more people are beginning to understand the impact that pesticides have on ourselves and our environment. 
If you are concerned about pesticides but don't want ants and other pests you might want to consider talking to Hitmen Pest Control.  I'm delighted to say that they are now offering an alternative product they call integrated pest management.  Rather than spraying a pesticide barrier around the house, their specialists come out periodically and inspect around … (0 comments)

green: March 12, 2008 Hear Peter Barnes Speak About "How to Fight Climate Change without Soaking the Middle Class" - 03/04/08 01:05 AM

Sponsored by the Climate Protection Campaign:  Take a trip to San Francisco and learn about Peter Barnes proposal to meet the scientific imperative for climate AND narrow the gap between rich and poor.
Peter Barnes, is Senior Fellow with the Tomales Bay Institute, Co-founder of Working Assets and has authored  books about market based methods to resolve environmental problems.  Peter is on the Climate Protection Campaign's Advisory Board.
When:  Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Where:  Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
How to get there:  Car Pool!  The Climate Protection Campagin Organization has rented a bus for 25 people and purchased a block of tickets. We'll arrange for your travel meal. First come - first serve. Passengers … (0 comments)

green: Reduce Junk Mail Reduces Solid Waste - 03/03/08 04:32 AM
Help keep junk mail out of our landfills.  Go to Mail Preference Service www.directmail.com/junk_mail  to remove your name and address from 3rd class mailing lists. Also it may not be necessary to call companies to be removed from catalog lists.  I've been fairly successful sending an email request instead.  Be sure to let them know the customer or key number on the back of the catalog.
 If you send out bulk mail, consider a radio advertising campaign to replace some of those mailings.
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green: How Green is my County's Government? - 03/01/08 12:52 AM
Sonoma County and all of its cities have made a major commitment to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some examples:
The County's Business Environmental Alliance (BEA), established in 1995, is charged with implementing an integrated program of voluntary responsible environmental practices by local business. The BEA is one of the first initiatives of its kind. This business-driven community partnership, coordinated by the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, centers on the use of business-to-business communication to promote voluntary responsible environmental practices as a means toward economic profitability.  http://www.sonoma-county.org/bea/index.htm 
Cotati:  Cotati is proud of its trend toward mixed use development and "Green Building." They envision continuing a leadership role … (3 comments)

green: Green Moving Companies and Supplies - 02/28/08 07:21 AM
Earth friendly moving http://earthfriendlymoving.com/ "a buck a box a week".  This company rents heavy duty stackable moving containers from recycled materials delivered to your door in trucks running on biodiesel. When you are done with them they'll pick them up.
Go Green Moving http://www.gogreenmoving.com/ runs its moving vans on biodiesel.
http://www.boxquest.com/  Find and Buy recycled and used boxes, packing material and more.  When last checked there were more than 125,000 recycled boxes for sale in California including 75 in Napa and 200 in Vacaville.
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green: New Campaign to Keep medications out of Sonoma County Waterways. - 02/23/08 05:57 AM
A pilot campaign to keep medications out of our waterways has started in Sonoma County. Participating area pharmacies in Cotati, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Rohnert Park include Longs Drugs, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Tuttles.  Not every location will have the program to begin with so call before you make the trip.  Want to know more?  Visit www.srcity.org/safemed.  Also check out http://www.recyclenow.org/ ... you'll be surprised at what can be recycled these days.
Way to go SoCo and participating Pharmacies!
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