I ran across this article on today on Planet Green and I thought it did a great job in summing up why we need to care about the big climate change meeting going on in Copenhagen. The best quote in the article is simply put,
“We can reduce emissions sufficiently with current technologies and ones which are due to reach commercial stage shortly. The costs may seem high but they pale in comparison to inaction and will likely actually spur job growth. The main hurdle to be cleared right now is not technical, it is political.”
You can read the full article as well as many other resources about COP15 here, http://planetgreen.discovery.com/work-connect/cop15-stake-minutes.html
Are you a green business? Do you want to make your business green? Do you want to start a green business? A large part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, $60 Billion to be exact, is earmarked to environmental projects. These projects range from building retrofitting, to renewable energy infrastructure to research to transportation. This is arguably the biggest investment in green projects that this country has ever seen. It will create hundreds of thousands of green jobs, help small businesses grow and lay a significant foundation to conserve our resources for years to come.
So how do you get access to the Stimulus funding?
Green for All is providing a webinar on September 9, 2009 to introduce their Capital Access Program, which is designed to help small businesses and nonprofits get access to the Stimulus funding. If you are ready to be a part of this new green economy that gets this country back to work and brings in revenue to your business, this is an event you do not want to miss.
What: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: A Webinar for Small Businesses and Nonprofits
When: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Registration: Capital Access Program Webinar
Details: Green For All’s Capital Access Program (CAP) is pleased to announce the release of its premiere publication – “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: A Guide for Small Businesses and Nonprofits.” This guide is intended to educate and direct businesses and nonprofits on opportunities to access funding and support from the Recovery Act. We will be hosting a webinar on September 9, 2009 at 4pm EDT. The webinar is being co-hosted by Tides Center, AEO and Green America. Our goal is to highlight emerging opportunities to leverage stimulus dollars, and to offer examples of best practices from across the country.
The California Center for Sustainable Energy is a great place to go and find out the latest policies and events happening at the state level. They hold a lot of workshops and provide an extensive amount of education on their site to help people go green. This is a great resource for anyone near San Diego and even if you live farther away, it would make for a great day trip. Have fun this weekend!
Join CCSE in celebrating a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle at our second annual Sustainability Fair. It’s a place for San Diegans to learn about reducing their carbon footprint, lowering energy costs and curbing waste and water consumption.
San Diego event showcasing energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy and other green products and services
Commercial and residential green-conscious consumers
Sunday, August 9, 2009 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
California Center for Sustainable Energy
8690 Balboa Ave., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
I’m going to this event. I don’t know much about John Garamendi, but I am impressed with what he has accomplished. My interests in going are to find out more about how politicians view sustainability in business in California. I would like to know the governments take on this and how the impact of the recession has changed, if any, the views of how businesses operate in California. In a nutshell I would like to know what sustainability in business means to him. What is your take? How do you view sustainability in business in California?
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Time: 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Location: Scripps Seaside Forum
Street: 8610 Kennel Way (formerly Discovery Way)
City/Town: La Jolla, United States
Link: Future of Sustainability Event Link
Come hear Lt. Gov. Garamendi as he shares what is in store for California and our sustainable future. As a State Senator, Assembly Member and Lt. Governor, John Garamendi has been a champion for our environment and sustainability policy. For those concerned with reversing Climate Change and Global Warming, John is one of California’s most important assets. Come out and be inspired at this FREE public event!
Brought to you by the Sustainability Alliance of Southern California, Heartland Foundation-United Green and Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Join today’s brightest leaders and innovators at the forefront of the green business revolution.
Forge new strategic partnerships and explore the latest in sustainable strategies and best practices to lead your organization to success.
Get the inside view on the hottest topics, trends and technologies at the premier green business event focused on creating new opportunities through sustainability.
This looks to be a great event! If you have the time and can afford it, you can register at Opportunity Green.
Today I am launching, WesChyrchel.com. This blog is a long time coming where I will be sharing my stories, news, opinions and events on green issues. I selected Earth Day for the launch of this site, because it is a great celebration of our planet. To kick off the launch of WesChyrchel.com I took a video of the grand San Diego Earch Day Festival. It was the 20th anniversary of the event and it truly was the largest event I have ever been to.
Earth Day means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I think that’s what I liked best about the San Diego Earth Day Festival. To some people Earth Day is a very spiritual day of music and dancing, others it is about environmental protection, some used it as a political platform and companies used it as a commercial opportunity. I think all of that is fine.
The gems of SD Earth Day were found off the beaten path, the hula hoop dancers, the drum circle groups and the Free Speach Tent. I think I really liked that one. There was so much to see there, you just couldn’t see it all in one day. It was truly a spectacular event to pull off. My hat comes off to the organizers, very well done. Of course the day of the San Diego Earth Day Festival was one of the hottest days yet this year for San Diego. Oh the irony!