U.S. Green Chamber Newsletter - September 7th, 2011
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In This Issue:
U.S. Green Chamber Member Spotlight: Great Ecology
Get In the Mix: San Diego's Green Business Mixer & Expo
Water for Children Music Festival & Eco Fair
Moving San Diego to a Clean Energy Future
Staff Member Spotlight: Leighann Kocenko
September Events
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Get In the Mix: San Diego's Green Business Mixer & Expo


GET IN THE MIX: The ultimate networking event where San Diego's business elite meet at the Town and County Resort & Conference Center on Tuesday, September 20, 5 to 9 p.m. San Diego's Business Mixer & Expo offers businesses and entrepreneurs a great opportunity to network during an evening of fun with business people representing hundreds of industries and companies in and around San Diego, CA.


In addition to meeting with established clients and meeting new customers, three seminars are offered to learn more about generating publicity thru social marketing and traditional media.


Seminars will include:


Pitching and Working With Bloggers


Lessons Learned in Social Media Campaigns


Getting Media Coverage for Your Business in a Fragmented Media Age 


A portion of the Mixer proceeds will benefit Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties, which prepares students for economic achievement and success through its local in-school and hands-on programs


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Water for Children Music Festival & Eco Fair


The "Water for Children Awareness Music Festival and Eco Fair" will be held on September 24th, from 9am to sunset at the San Diego City College campus (near Balboa) San Diego, CA. This is a free event hosted in conjunction with various community organizations working toward promoting and focusing on water conservation, education, and awareness.


Help raise awareness of water management and preservation by partaking in this cutting-edge festival with an expected 5,000 attendees. There will be numerous vendors, organic food, and excellent entertainment presented by: SONICBIDS. 


Activities will include a Battle of the Bands with three live stages, presenting twenty national bands, and a thousand dollar cash prize! Throughout the day there will be workshops on water conservation and the purification process, games, laser tag, along with tons of awesome actvities.


"Water For Children Music Fest and Eco Fair," welcomes speakers, volunteers, exhibitors of green products, services related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building, healthy living, job opportunities, green education, alternative transportation, and climate change.


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To sign up for tabling/volunteering/ or speaking click here.


Moving San Diego to a Clean Energy Future

 Join the Worldwide Rally to Demand Solutions to the Climate Crisis!


Scientists tell us that 350 parts per million is the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Currently we are at 394 and rising rapidly. Click here to read about the effects and dramatic impacts this could have on our community, nation, and world.


Join SanDiego350.org along with thousands of people all over the U.S. for a march and rally to let our elected representatives know that we need them to act now on climate change. In San Diego this event will take place on September 24th from 11am -1pm in Balboa Park.


Specific demands for the event are a mix of key local and national policies our elected representatives need to enact:


Move the region forward to ensure the 2050 San Diego

Regional Transportation Plan to reduces Carbon emissions


Fund public transit and bicycle transpotation 


Put a price on carbon emissions


Invest locally in clean energy and clean energy jobs


Support the signing of International Treaties to bring carbon dioxide back down to 350 ppm


Pledge cards will be used for outreach that let elected representatives know "here's what I'm doing to prevent climate change and you need to do your job too".


RSVP/take our pledge online here


Click here to join the Facebook event

U.S. Green Chamber Staff Member Spotlight: Leighann Kocenko

A recent graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design. Leighann has a B.F.A. in Photography, and wants to use her creative skills to further the mission of sustainable/green companies.  She hopes that in the future she can create a place in the world where art and sustainability can live in harmony together. 



In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach with her dogs and being adventurous in her kitchen.



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Yours for a Greener Future,

The U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce Staff

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

-John Muir