May 11, 2011
In This Issue:
Greenest Building in the Navy
Brother Ishmael Tetteh at Hotel Solamar
USGCC Member in Fast Company
Shareholders Question Kodak's Involvement with US Chamber
Carbon Nation Premier
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U.S. Green Chamber Wins 2011 E.A.R.T.H Award! 

Each year, EarthWorks recognizes businesses, clubs, organizations and/or individuals that deserve special recognition for their work on behalf of a clean, healthy environment. Shortly after hosting the world's largest free annual Earth Day fair, EarthWorks announces the winners of the year's most influential environmentalists.

Proud of the U.S. Green Chamber's immense growth from a locally based nonprofit organization to the highly influential national organization it is today, Earthworks will present the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce with a 2011 EARTH Award at an event this week for its incredible commitment to a greener economy in San Diego and across the nation.

Thank you, San Diego! 
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.


Join us at Hotel Solamar for this great evening event at 5:30pm on Tuesday, May 31st. 


Click here for details. 

Spirit Graphics and Printing

Featured in Fast Company  

Spirit Graphics and Printing, a valued USGCC member, has recently been featured in Fast Company for its incredible efforts of sustainability. This printing company has essentially defied the expectations of its industry by providing quality products that are also beneficial to the environment. 

See the full article here. 


Shareholders Question Eastman Kodak's Position with U.S. Chamber

Blue Summit Wealth Management, a leader in responsible investment services and founding USGCC member, will represent shareholders at Eastman Kodak's annual shareholder meeting in Carlsbad, CA on May 11, 2011. While Eastman Kodak has proven leadership on issues surrounding climate change and the environment, its role as a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is unfitting... 


For any companies or investors committed to sustainable business practices, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's hostile opposition to climate change legislation is alarming. Nike, Apple, Exelon and PG&E, to name a few, have already withdrawn or resigned from the Chamber, frustrated by its policies that discourage a greener economy. Perhaps they should consider joining the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce...


See the full press release here. 


Carbon Nation Movie Premier 

Peter Byck's Carbon Nation, a climate change solutions movie, will premier at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park this Sunday, May 22nd. The documentary film will cover new energy solutions that boost the economy, increase national & energy security and promote health & a clean environment.  


All proceeds will be donated to the film maker's non-for-profit organization. Click here for ticket details. 


Watch the trailer.

Featured Board Member: Courtland Weisleder

Courtland Weisleder is the founder of Greener Dawn, a company that provides services to Solar Installers, Energy Auditors, and Home Performance Contractors nationwide. 


In pursuit of his belief that alternative energy, renewable energy and clean technology can define and build a brighter future, Courtland founded the company and has since been recognized as one of the 35 Green Entrepreneurs under 35 by San Diego News Network as well as a Metro Mover in 2010 by the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine. 


"In September 2008 with the economy faltering, I began focusing on clean technology, green building, and sustainability practices," explains Courtland. "Now fast forward to 2010 and it appears that the Green Revolution could become a dominant economic stimulus for the United States. San Diego has the opportunity to become the preeminent clean tech city; the Green Chamber is the perfect conduit to bring together local businesses with a thirst for maximizing green business opportunities. I am proud to be a founding member of the Green Chamber of San Diego."  


Yours for a Greener Future,

Carin Hall
Chief of Staff, U.S. Green Chamber 

"When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world."

-John Muir