U.S. Green Chamber Day at the
San Diego County Fair
Join the US Green Chamber and members this Saturday, June 25th at the San Diego County Fair. We have 30 booths, and are happy to be featuring our members.
We have a few booths left!
Contact Nadine at [email protected] to be part of the fun!
Come out to Petco Park with the USGCC
Friday, July 15th is US Green Chamber of Commerce Day at Petco Park. Join us as we watch the Padres vs. Giants, with fireworks after the game.
This will be a great chance to have fun, watch the Padres dominate the Giants, and network with other like-minded companies and individuals.
To buy tickets, just go to www.padres.com/promo and enter promo code: GREENCHAMBER
You can be a sponsor for this event! For more information email Elizabeth at [email protected]
Save the Date: July 20th Webinar
Online Marketing: In's & Out's from Basic to Advanced
Two of our very own USGCC Board members, and presidents of green focused Solana Beach companies will share some tips, strategies, and advice to help you grow your business online:
- Real World practical resources, tips and advice along with
a Q and A.
- Optimize your website and increase your conversion rate
- Manage your leads more effectively and measure your Return
- Learn about Search Engine Optimization (onpage
optimization, keyword density, blogging, local SEO...)
- Understand the many online resources and how you can
utilize them to increase your online exposure (Facebook,
Twitter, Foursquare, bit.ly, ping.fm....)
- Learn how to enhance your website to make it more
interactive and drive more traffic thru facebook, youtube, and
- Be the local online leader in your industry
Julien Brandt Courtland Weisleder
Organik SEO Greener Dawn
The webinar will be Wednesday, July 20th from 11am to 1pm. Stay tuned for registration details.
Solar Energy May Soon Be Competitive With Fossil Fuels
Last week the Department of Energy issued a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee of $150 Million to 1366 Technologies, Inc. for the development of a new method for manufacturing multicrystalline wafers. The new process, called Direct Wafering, dramatically reduces the time, waste, and cost of producing wafers. The result is a wafer that uses 90% less energy to produce, costs 50% less, and can be used by any crystalline cell manufacturer. The project will reduce the cost of solar energy, while creating new jobs.
The benefits of this technology may be multifold. Thus far high cost has been an obstacle inhibiting the transition to solar energy. New technologies like this, however, may soon make solar energy competitive with fossil fuels. Also, the U.S. currently manufactures less than 5% of photovoltaic cells. An innovation such as this may give the U.S. the edge it needs to take back the market, and create many more jobs.
Member Spotlight: PaintGreen
Eco-friendly painting done right.
US Green Chamber member PaintGreen explains that they felt a responsibility to reduce the impact they have on the environment while still providing the best quality, eco-friendly products and painting services available.
"Green attitude runs deep in the organization," explained Jon Ray, owner and founder of PaintGreen Professional Painters. "We use sustainable office products, drive old trucks that get good gas mileage, and use the expensive roller covers that are reusable and renewable."
Read more about PaintGreen on our blog.