U.S. Green Chamber November 16th, 2011 Newsletter
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In This Issue:
NBCUniversal Celebrates Green Week
Review of the Infinite Balance Exhibit
U.S Green Chamber Staff Member Spotlight
Green Experts Academy
U.S. Green Chamber Annual Holiday Party
Check out Your Local Farmers Market
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U.S. Green Chamber Member Spotlight Video:
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If your company has made a commitment to sustainability and would like to be spotlighted in a success video contact becky@usgreenchamber.com
NBCUniversal Celebrates Green Week with New Commitments to Sustainability 

NBC Universal is making a commitment to sustainability across the entire company. As one of the world's largest media and entertainment companies, NBC wants to participate in and help lead one of the most important dialogues as they build a stronger business and a more sustainable world in the process. 
 
Throughout the week from 30 Rock to Eureka the television production crews across the networks of NBCUniversal are done their part to make sure the green messages they relay on screen match the practices they implement behind-the-scenes. 
 

To do your part check out NBC's new apps, games, and resources to help identify how well your making the transition to green.

  

 Tips for Going Green

Shade of Green Quiz

Calculate your Carbon Foot Print 

Universal CO2 Saver (Download the app to track your changes!)

Review of the Infinite Balance Exhibit -Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego

 
It was a cold rainy day in San Diego, but not letting that get the better of us we headed to the Museum of Photographic Arts in the Balboa Park Museum district. In what was a welcome coincidence, the Infinite Balance exhibition was being held and is the first U.S. presentation of artists shortlisted for the Prix Pictet, the world's top prize for photography and sustainability.
 
 
 One of the twelve finalists for Prix Pictet 2011 
Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo, Nominated for The Hell of Copper, 2009
 
The Prix Pictet has been run since 2008 by Geneva-based private bank Pictet & Cie, and has now established itself as the world's leading prize in photography and sustainability.  

 

To read the full review click here

 

U.S Green Chamber Staff Member Spotlight: Ryan Ginard 

Ryan is the Chambers' Advocacy & Government Relations Manager and is currently building the organizations Advocacy Department and developing a significant Policy Platform prior to a national launch in early 2012. He is a strong advocate for energy reform and unlocking the potential of a new green economy - one which he is adamant will be "an economic game changer for the U.S." - to help drive a new era of investment, jobs and growth.

Ryan hails from Brisbane, Australia where he has close to a decade working in politics for both the Queensland State and Australian Federal Parliaments. His most recent position was as the Policy and Media Advisor for the Chair of the Corporations and Financial Services and Sustainable Australia Caucus
Committees. This wealth of experience in government will be invaluable as the chamber moves to become a significant voice for green business at a national level.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology and when he is looking for that all important political detox he can be found kicking a soccer ball around various fields in San Diego.

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Green Jobs and San Diego's Growing Green Economy - "Success Strategies in the Green Sector during Turbulent Times" November 16, 2011 - 5:30pm-9:00pm

  • Learn from Green Leaders who will share Green Job, Career & Entrepreneurial Success Strategies and Cutting-Edge, Reality-Based Green Economy Information.
  • Evolve Your Green Plans and Career with a hands-on workshop.
  • Engage in a Green Policy Brainstorm and have an impact San Diego's future.  

Join our very own David Steel, CEO of USGCC,  as he presents on Green Jobs at this event. 

 

Contact: Kathleen Connell #858-361-3297  

Click here to register 

 
U.S. Green Chamber Annual Holiday Party! 

Join the U.S Green Chamber at Shout House Parlor for amazing pizza, ice cold beers, drinks in a festive atmosphere complete with game room. We'll celebrate the season by mixing and mingling with fellow green enthusiast and members as we shout out our favorite songs in our own space at Shout House. This event will take place on Monday December 5th, starting at 6:45pm.
 
 
 
If you are interested in attending this event please R.S.V.P by contacting Desiree@usgreenchamber.com
Remember to check out your Local Farmers Market for Fresh & Sustainable Choices!
 
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thanksgiving 
 
Yours for a Greener Future,
 
 
 Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. 
Abbey, Edward (1927-1989)
 

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