U.S. Green Chamber Newsletter - October 19th, 2011
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U.S. Green Chamber Financing For Green Projects
Bright Green Future Conference
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U.S. Green Chamber Financing Green Projects Panel
Date: October 20, 2011 Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Green projects are an increasing percentage of new/current retro fit projects, and renewable energy projects have very attractive return on investment for your balance sheets. However, structuring secure and sustainable financing for green building and renewable energy projects requires more legal creativity and effort than financing other types of more traditional projects.
The U.S. Green Chamber will be hosting a panel of expertise to discuss the possibilities, effectiveness, and guidelines for financing green project discussion Thursday, October 20th, 6-9pm  at Mintz Levin.  
Panelist Include:
 Courtland Weisleder founded Greener Dawn in pursuit of his belief that alternative energy, renewable energy and clean technology can define and build a brighter future. He was named to 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.


Ted Torre-Bueno has worked his entire professional career as a contractor, building diagnostician, energy auditor, or manager in time-critical project management applications such running film sets or technology development projects. He is an industry representative at the Residential Retrofit Advisory Committee at CCSE, as well as on the finance subcommittee, and an advisory board member of the US Green Chamber of commerce.
If your interested in finding out more about this event or if you would like to register click here 
This event is sponsored by 858 Graphics a proud member of The U.S. Green Chamber

Public Spaces Economic Benefits To Community Throughout The County


October 12 the Obama Administration released the 2011 America's Great Outdoors (AGO) Progress Report.  15 federal agencies outlined their combined conservation and recreation successes.  Successes include creation of jobs, new trail designations, the creation of urban campgrounds, and investments in large landscapes such as the Everglades. The report elucidates efforts made under the AGO initiative to partner with communities, landowners, businesses and many others to make to make America's Great Outdoors more accessible, better protected, and healthier.

  • Outdoor recreation in the United States -from hunting and fishing to hiking and camping-contributes an estimated $730 billion to the U.S. economy
  • The "recreation economy" supports nearly 6.5 million jobs
  • The recreation industry has proven resilient in tough times; it shed only three percent of its workforce from 2007 to 2010

To read the full article  click here

      California Has A Quarter of Solar Jobs    
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ne out of every four jobs in solar energy is held by a resident of California, reports the Los Angeles Times.  The total number of jobs in the industry for California is four times greater than Colorado, the next runner-up.  Not only are there currently over 25,000 jobs but experts are predicting that the clean energy industry will continue to grow at a much more rapid pace than the overall U.S. economy, meaning more jobs created in the near future.

Growth is expected to accelerate 24%, creating 24,000 jobs, over the next year, based on a survey of solar employers.


To read the full article click here
U.S. Green Chamber Staff Member Spotlight:
Rebecca Sanders


Rebecca is a Certified Eco Consultant and devoted environmentalist. She brings diverse knowledge to the U.S. Green Chamber from her assortment of experiences. She served in the United States Military for five years acquiring a number of skills ranging from administrative to construction and volunteered to spend six months serving in Baghdad, Iraq. While serving, she simultaneously attended college classes earning a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Prescott College. 


In the spring of 2010 Rebecca volunteered her time and knowledge bringing renewable energy to the underdeveloped country of Dominica. Recently, she has taken part in multiple internships within the green industry including working with the San Diego Habitat Conservancy, Semilla Snack Bags and Low Water Landscaper Diane Downey to name a few.


Rebecca, originally from Vermont, lives in San Diego with her husband Joshua and two dogs, Gable & Griffin.

Bright Green Future Conference 
University of San Diego will be hosting the Bright Green Future Conference with 11 tracks and more than 40 presentations by working professionals. Our very own David Steel, CEO of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce will be among the presenters. 
Tracks Include:
Green Jobs Workshop, Climate Change, Water,  Green Business, Zero Waster, Green Building, Food, and Business

Key Presentations: 
Clean Energy and National Security 
San Diego Food and Water Issues
San Diego Mayoral Candidates Forum 

Green Jobs Workshop all day Saturday! 
Where to find them, how to get them, and what you need to know.  


This two day conference that will be hosted at USD in the Hahn University Center, October 21 & 22


To register for this event or to learn more click here 

Yours for a Greener Future,
Desiree Goehner
The U.S. Green Chamber Staff
 Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. 
Abbey, Edward (1927-1989)

If you'd like to contribute content or have questions/suggestions for the newsletter please contact Desiree@usgreenchamber.com