May 17, 2011
In This Issue:
Brother Ishmael Tetteh at Hotel Solamar
U.S. Chamber Wins 2011 E.A.R.T.H. Award
2011 Fiesta Del Sol
U.S. Green Chamber is Expanding
It's Bike to Work Week!
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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. 


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U.S. Green Chamber Wins 2011 E.A.R.T.H Award! 

Last week the U.S. Green Chamber was recognized by San Diego EarthWorks with a 2011 E.A.R.T.H. Award for "creating a clean, healthy, prosperous and sustainable future." We would like to thank San Diego EarthWorks for this honor.  

2011 Fiesta Del Sol 


Join the U.S. Green Chamber on "Green Alley" at the 2011 Fiesta del Sol coming up June 4th and 5th. There are just a few more booths available. Contact Beth Bennett at 858.481.8040.


Presented by the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Solana Beach and the Belly Up, the 2011 Fiesta del Sol is expected to attract more than 50,000 festival-goers over Saturday and Sunday.   


The 32nd annual fiesta will take place adjacent to Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach within the area bordered by South Sierra Avenue and Acacia Avenue. The two-day event opens each morning at 9:00 a.m. with the arts & crafts fair and closes each evening at 9:00 p.m. after the conclusion of the last musical performance.  


Among the many attractions will be a wide range of continuous live musical performers booked by the famed Belly Up Tavern, plus an eclectic array of arts and crafts exhibits, merchant booths, children's activities, an international-themed food court and an adults-only beer and wine beverage garden.  


Find more information here.

 U.S. Green Chamber is Expanding

The U.S. Green Chamber will soon be adding new offices in Texas, Arizona, and throughout Southern California. Details about these offices will be released over the next few weeks.


It's Bike to Work Week!
Admittedly, the weather for Bike to Work Week has not been the best, but the forecast looks good for Bike to Work Day.

This Friday, May 20th will be a recording-breaking Bike to Work Day in San Diego, with 75 pit stops where you can pick up FREE t-shirts, drinks, snacks, and encouragement. Visit for a map of pit stops, a calendar of events, and information on how you can win prizes by logging your rides with TripTracker.

See you on the streets!


Featured Board Member: Julien Brandt

Julien Brandt is the founder and CEO of, a green friendly online marketing company that is dedicated to helping sustainable and environmentally conscious businesses increase their online exposure via social media and local search optimization. The company was founded in 2008 when Julien decided to combine his interest in online marketing with his passion for environmental awareness. His office is located on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach, CA.

"I feel very blessed to have found a way to incorporate my personal passion into my business and the Green Chamber's values and goals are closely aligned with my own. Not only do I get to work with like-minded companies and organizations, but I have the satisfaction of being part of an organization that promotes and helps these businesses succeed! To top it all off, I get to help the Green Chamber (and others) become even more green as they shift away from print to online marketing, a more environmentally friendly and sustainable form of marketing."

In addition to his work he also serves on the advisory board for Cedros Works, and the communications committee for the SDRSP (San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership). Julien is also the "San Diego Online Marketing Examiner" for and offers his time and know-how to assist charities and social justice organizations, such as NRDC (National Resource Defense Council) and (Sustainable Comprehensive Humanitarian Assistance and Planning).

Yours for a Greener Future,

Maureen Maloney
Multimedia Diva, 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