May 24, 2011
In This Issue:
Win a FREE Session with Brother Ishmael Tetteh
2011 Fiesta Del Sol
Carbon Nation Film Screening
Del Mar Enviro Fair
Expand Your Transportation Universe
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Win a FREE Session 
with Brother Ishmael Tetteh 


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. All attendees with be entered into a raffle to win a free, life transforming session with Brother Ishmael. 


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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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's just 1 BOOTH 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.

carbon nation
Carbon Nation Film Screening

The U.S. Green Chamber would like to thank Peter Byck and everyone involved in the making of the documentary Carbon Nation. Byck was on hand for Q&A after the 2 screenings of the film held this past Sunday, May 22nd at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. 

Carbon Nation is a solutions-focused documentary film about new energy solutions that boost the economy, increase national & energy security and promote health & a clean environment.

Watch the 2 minute trailer here.
Del Mar Enviro Fair

Saturday, June 18th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
10am - 6pm Paul Ecke Jr. flower show

Join the U.S. Green Chamber at this year's Enviro Fair. Activities include:
  • environmentally friendly products
  • trash-to-treasure recycle contest
  • ECO fashion show
  • sustainable solutions
  • informative speakers


Expand Your Transportation Universe

Did you bike to work last week? Perhaps your commute is too long for that. Even so, there is no need to miss out on all the benefits of riding to work, for yourself and the environment. San Diego Metro Transit System can get you just about anywhere throughout North and South County. Bicycles are allowed on the Coaster, and buses are equipped with bicycle racks, so you can ride the bus, then bike as far as you like. 

Google maps shows you the best routes to take, and tells you how much money you are saving. The San Diego Metro Transit System also has a smartphone-friendly Trip Planner. Just type in where you are and where you want to go, and it will tell you instantly how to get there. 

See you on the bus! 


Featured Staff Member: Michelle Thatcher
Michelle Thatcher 

Michelle is our National Director and recently lead the opening of the USGCC Orlando branch.

Michelle served as Executive Director of the Association of Florida Conservation Districts, a non-profit organization for the state's 63 Soil and Water Districts, from 2006-2010. Earlier, she served as Executive Director of Seminole Soil and Water District for four years. She was President of the Friends of Natural Lands and Trails, President Elect of the Florida Conservation District Employee Association, and was an appointed member of the Seminole County Natural Lands committee.  Michelle graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Visual Communications and has worked with several independent film companies and television stations nationwide. She is currently working with Equinox Documentaries, Inc. as director, producer, and co-writer for a nature/environmental film about her solo kayak journey down the St. Johns River. Michelle serves as a board member of Keep Seminole Beautiful, Inc. and the Global Climate Change Committee for the Florida League of Women Voters. She is also a co-founder of the U.S. Green Chamber, Inc. 

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