One of the most respected leaders in the green business community, Jacquelyn Ottman, will be joining us all the way from New York for a presentation and discussion session at CCSE next Tuesday, May 10th.
As one of the nation's foremost experts on green marketing and eco-innovation, Jacquelyn is a pioneer of the kind of green marketing strategies that combat the greatest challenges involved in meeting consumers' needs in a sustainable way. Read more about her extensive background here.
Thank you to our sponsors, Greener Dawn and Organik SEO, for supporting this event.
Join us Tuesday, May 10th from 6:00-9:00 PM at California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE).
Attendance is FREE for Members who preregister online, so make sure you register for this event asap!
Peace through Sustainability
Brother Ishmael Tetteh Joins us from Africa
International speaker, Brother Ishmael Tetteh, will be joining the U.S. Green Chamber all the way from Ghana, West Africa for a spectacular event on May 31st.
Brother Ishmael is the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Etherean Mission in Ghana, West Africa, a trans-denominational metaphysical organization dedicated to self-awareness and the study of the natural sciences. His message of World Peace has empowered the lives of thousands around the world from Africa, to Germany, to the UK and now the U.S. for more than three decades. As the author of over twenty two self-study books, Brother Ishmael's teachings about the harmonious functioning of the mind, body and spirit have guided countless individuals to a better life.
In addition to a Special Congressional Award for outstanding and invaluable service in the international community, Brother Ishmael's works have been honored throughout the state of California.
Plan on joining the U.S. Green Chamber for a memorable evening with a very influential man at the always eco-chic Hotell Solamar on May 31st.
More details for this event are coming soon...
Camp Pendleton Barracks:
'Greenest' Building in Navy
A San Diego County barracks dedicated to wounded Marines and sailors is the "greenest" building in the Navy Department, after receiving the platinum certification under U.S. Green Building Council guidelines.
Camp Pendleton, where the new barracks is located, held a dedication ceremony Thursday.
The $24 million project, completed in March 2010, is the first Department of the Navy building to achieve the highest status under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, standards, base officials said.
Click here for the full article.
Food for Thought
For a nation fixated on the responsible use of resources, we're surprisingly wasteful with energy when it comes to putting food on the table.
From the diesel fuel tractors that harvest our crops, to the refrigerated trucks that transport products cross-country, to the labor-saving technology found in the home such as toasters and self-cleaning ovens, the U.S. food system is about as energy inefficient as it gets. And it's only getting worse.
Between 1997 and 2002, in fact, over 80 percent of the increase in annual U.S. energy consumption was food related.
This article from USA Today suggests that cutting back on animal products could be more effective than just eating locally. Read more here.