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Garden of Eve Skin Care Champions Green Gifting for the Holidays: A Gift for the Planet

Garden of Eve Skin Care Champions Green Gifting for the Holidays: A Gift for the Planet











Special Offer Gift Set


North Garden, VA (PRWEB) December 02, 2011

When selecting gifts and preparing for festivities, choices are available that can benefit the planet. Consumers are finding that purchasing from ‘true’ Green Companies can be a positive experience – from the superior value of the products to the pleasant and caring customer service. After all, caring for people is an aspect of caring for our planet. It is a step forward toward individual personalized care that had been left behind when commerce became ‘mega-commerce.’

Many consumers don’t realize that beauty products can be packed with double value, beautifying not only their skin but the planet too. Skin care products can have a huge negative impact on the planet due to the synthetic chemicals they frequently contain. Garden of Eve products bring a unique, beautifying experience to consumers every day through the use of carefully selected whole plant ingredients, perfect for green gifting.

Garden of Eve is proud to announce their Green Skin Care Gift Sets for Green Holiday shoppers. Consumers today want to make a difference in the world in as many ways as possible. With careful selection of natural skin care products it is possible to leverage purchasing power to beautify the skin, and the planet too.

“Doing well by doing good” is a concept that is really catching on, and by purchasing products that reduce carbon footprint and promote environmental sustainability, everyone can do their part without going outside their current budget or buying extra products that they normally wouldn’t purchase. In these tough economic times, great values can be found that resonate with a planet-friendly worldview and a desire to make the world a better place. Garden of Eve’s Special Holiday Offers include attractive green skin care gift sets packaged in fair trade hand woven fiber bags at special discounted prices for the holidays.

Today, consumers are seeking value in their purchases. Safe skin care that has a health value as well as being a quality product that provides effective skin care plus is produced in an environmentally-friendly way is considered to be a purchase of optimum value. Many consumers have become aware of the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database report for assessing the safety of their skin care products. Accessing information about the safety of cosmetic products also assists people to make environmentally-friendly choices. “What is safe for people is more likely to be safe for the planet.”

A “face for the ages” (not an aging face), and a healthy radiant appearance can be achieved using pure natural plant ingredients, like those found in Garden of Eve Skin Care systems. Even better, their use can help to protect the planet. In her book, “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” author Kim Erickson writes, “Many of the ingredients used in cosmetics are environmental pollutants. Along with the waste produced during the manufacturing process, millions of gallons of synthetic chemicals are washed down the drain and into the sewer every day. “But what can be done to stop this? By purchasing safe and “Green” this holiday season, shoppers can truly make a difference. And why not be sure about what we use on our skin? It’s the largest organ of the body and the doorway to good health. Garden of Eve products lead the way in safety scores and sustainability practices. They have delighted consumers since the company was founded in 2003.

Garden of Eve was created by Eve Stahl, a health consultant and beauty expert with a passion for protecting the planet.”We don’t need to sacrifice our health for the beauty of our skin, and likewise we don’t need to sacrifice the health of our planet to have beautiful skin. Excellent results can be achieved with ingredients from nature.” Eve’s own experience with environmental sensitivity and sensitive skin issues led her on a journey that eventually resulted in the creation of her own company. She built Garden of Eve based on green business practices, such as using reusable and recyclable packaging materials from suppliers’ shipments and local stores that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Using plant ingredients rather than synthetic petro-chemicals, printing on recycled paper, and choosing Energy Star-rated electronic equipment are some of the other green choices that Garden of Eve makes in doing its part. Eve is also a participating member of the Green America Business Network and a signer of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. Together, both of these non-profit organizations exemplify the two guiding principles on which she developed her company – safe for people and safe for the planet.

Do something special for the planet this holiday season by thinking green when purchasing special gift items for friends and family. For green gift ideas see what Garden of Eve is offering this season.

Make Holiday Gift Choices a Gift for the Planet.

Garden of Eve produces and distributes 100% safe and ecologically-friendly skin care products. For more information on Garden of Eve and its founder Eve Stahl, please visit http://www.gardenofeveskincare.com.

Also on FaceBook (garden-of-eve-skincare) and Twitter(@eveskincare).

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Green Lungs
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It may be a “developing” country (although I never liked the term), but did you know that Costa Rica developed the concept of carbon credits?! Pretty innovative for such a small country with such limited financial resources!

Costa Rica continues to be an innovative leader in the area of sustainable tourism and ecotourism. The title of the Second International Conference hosted in San Jose, Costa Rica earlier this month says it all! Planet, People, Peace…

For the second time, CANAECO the Ecotourism Chamber of Costa Rica, hosted the International Conference: Planet, People, Peace from November 1 to 3, 2010 in San José, Costa Rica. In efforts to promote the country’s model of sustainable tourism and learn from experts around the world, the Conference attracted speakers from:

* Kenya, such as Joseph Ole Shuel, the Director of II N’gwesi Masai Community Lodge,
* USA, such as Alex Major, the Founder and Executive Director of the Green Flight Foundation; and Erika Harms, the Senior Advisor on Tourism at the United Nations Foundation,
* Canada, such as Deidre Campbell, the CEO of the Tartan Group,
* England, such as Richard Denman, the Certification expert appointed for the World Ecotourism Summit by the World Tourism Organization and UNEP,
* Guatemala, such as Oscar Cac from the AK Tenamit Indigenous Community development Organization,
* …and oh so many more!

Others, like Hitesh Mehta (a landscape architect and world designer of ecolodges), were effectively mingling with unsuspecting participants, attending companies, organizations, and professionals, who may be unaware of the “star factor” that they may discover in stopping to chat or sharing a meal. That was the wonderful aspect of this conference! Networking with international experts, indigenous community members, and business professionals was never so effortless and real. I mean you could really share your passion and talk about real issues… maybe because the Costa Rican culture provided the perfect backdrop of friendly atmosphere to an otherwise professional event. Where else do you see professionals kiss and hug when accepting a gift on the stage?!

The format and organization of the conference encouraged an active participation and exploration, including the option of translation for English speakers like myself. Guest speakers and discussion panels on the stage were joined by interesting inquires and comments from the floor, while the stands outside of the conference room continually generated a buzz of excitement.

Coming out of this significant event and having made so many wonderful and important connections, I realised on a deeper level the achievement in sustainable tourism by this little brave country. Costa Rica has been both a pioneer and an innovator and this is why it is recognized by the world as the leader in sustainable tourism. This important intrinsic aspect is ingrained in the country’s culture, government and policies, and eagerly embraced by businesses that love and cherish their little piece of paradise and the pure life (pura vida) that it offers. This is very smart of Costa Rica, because tourists continue to increase their concern about the natural environment and they are consistently choosing tourist destinations using these models of sustainability. As a result, the conference reinforced the innovative Costa Rican model, creating a responsible destination where tourists can contribute to solutions and sustainable tourism.

The next step for Costa Rica? The country may be reinventing itself yet again by changing the seal from Sustainable Tourism to Carbon Neutral, thanks to the Costa Rican national airline Nature Air, the only fully sustainable airline, among others. And perhaps in the near future the country will even become “carbon negative” – another first for Costa Rica!

“No camera will store as much as your heart” – this is certainly true about Costa Rica.

Article from Agnes Nowaczek

Source www.mynatour.org/econews/planet-people-peace-conference-i...

Green Energy Ontario 2.0 – Third Annual Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Conference
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Emacs!

Media Advisory

Green Energy Ontario 2.0 – Third Annual Ontario
Sustainable Energy Association Conference
Community Power Conference 2011 Final Agenda announced

WHAT:
Join the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
for its third annual Community Power Conference
to hear about and discuss the FIT review, Green
Energy Ontario 2.0, and practical training on how
to drive community-led and community-commercial project partnerships.

Also, join the industry’s sustainable energy
champions and Ontario’s top chefs at the Steam
Whistle Brewery as we throw the sector’s best and
most exclusive social event, the Green Connection, on Monday, November 14th.

While attending the conference, be sure to tour
our
Power
Networking
Centre
trade show, held in partnership with the
Association of Power Producers of Ontario.

FEATURED SPEAKERS and PANELISTS INCLUDE:
– Hon. Chris Bentley, Ontario Minister
of Energy (welcome address at Green Connection)
– Colin Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Power Authority
– Paul McKay, former OSEA director and
past senior policy advisor to Ontario Ministry of Energy
– John Spears, Reporter, Toronto Star
– Tom Rand, Cleantech Advisor, MARS
– Nicholas Parker, The Cleantech Group
– Jose Etcheverry Ph.D., Co-Chair
Sustainable Energy Initiative, Assistant
Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

See the full conference program, list of speakers
and other conference details
here.

WHEN:
November 14th and 15th, 2011

WHERE:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Level 800, Hall G & Room 803
222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

– Community and Commercial developers
– Lenders and investors
– Community Leaders and Delegates
– Economic Development Officers
– Chief Administrative Officers
– Mayors
– School Board Representatives
– Union Representatives
– Small & Medium Size Business Owners
– Manufacturers
– Farmers
– First Nations and Métis
– Students

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nicole@ontario-sea.org or (416) 977-4441 ext. 5205

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Green Business Development
Image by RamseyCountyMN
Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

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Green Business Development
Image by RamseyCountyMN
Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

Catskill Region Hotels and Lodges Go Green, Completing a Rigorous Eco-Business Certification Program

Catskill Region Hotels and Lodges Go Green, Completing a Rigorous Eco-Business Certification Program










Catskills, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2011

Eighteen lodging establishments that have recently received the Green Concierge© Bronze certification will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Longhouse Lodge at Belleayre Mountain. The program, which is administered by environmental consulting firm HospitalityGreen LLC, trains and assesses lodging facilities to ensure they meet standards for waste reduction, energy and water conservation, environmentally preferable purchasing and recycling.

The newly certified facilities span Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster Counties in New York State and represent the full spectrum of lodging available in the Catskills, including resort hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins, farm stays, and retreat centers. The list of certified properties includes:

Christman’s Windam House

Creek Locks Bed and Breakfast

Frost Valley YMCA

Hotel Vienna

The Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast

Kaatskill Mountain Club

La Basse Cour

Lifebridge Sanctuary

Margaretville Motel

Margaretville Mountain Inn

Menla Mountain Retreat

Pepacton Cabins

Phoenicia Lodge

Rosehaven Inn

Skylake Lodge

The Thompson House

Turquoise Barn

Twin Gables

Washington Irving Inn

Each facility has made both small and large changes to make their business sustainable and more cost-efficient. This includes using energy efficient light bulbs, recycling, composting, using non-toxic cleaning products, upgrading sinks, showerheads and toilets to water-conserving models, purchasing recycled-content paper products, and sourcing local produce whenever possible. A Resource Tracking Tool (RTT) helped them track measurable environmental improvements and target opportunities for reducing costs.

Evadne Giannini, Founder and CEO of HospitalityGreen LLC, said “We have been working with these facilities since late 2010, and it’s wonderful to see how far they have come. They have been so dedicated to the program and now that they are officially certified, we hope to see the Catskills flourish as an eco-tourist destination.”

Select facilities will continue with the program to reach subsequent tiers (Silver and then Gold certification), implementing and tracking increasingly rigorous sustainable practices. Ten additional lodgings are currently participating in the Green Concierge© program as well with the goal of reaching Bronze certification within the next year.

In addition to the certification program, the Green Concierge Project, through funding from the Empire State Development (ESD) and the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), provides free one-on-one technical assistance to over 150 tourism and lodging facilities in the Catskill Watershed Region to improve their operational economic and environmental sustainability practices. The GC Certification is recognized and ranked by Greenlodge.org as a Silver Tier Program, placing it within an elite group of national and international third party certification programs.            

HospitalityGreen LLC is a New York based consulting firm specializing in environmental and operations consulting services. HospitalityGreen partners with service-based and product-based clients throughout the hospitality, manufacturing and institutional healthcare industries, to implement sustainable business practices.

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Cool Green Business Development images

A few nice Green Business Development images I found:

20110404 Hmong Village Recycling Award 160
Green Business Development
Image by RamseyCountyMN
Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

20110404 Hmong Village Recycling Award 121
Green Business Development
Image by RamseyCountyMN
Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

20110404 Hmong Village Recycling Award 135
Green Business Development
Image by RamseyCountyMN
Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

Davos Question 2008: Solution Global “Green Revolution

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The Wall Street Green Summit XI Focuses on Environmental Finance Opportunities for 2012

The Wall Street Green Summit XI Focuses on Environmental Finance Opportunities for 2012










New York, New York (PRWEB) December 13, 2011

With all the clamor of Occupy Wall Street protests, the continuing financial crisis has changed the green business model leading to more innovative approaches for renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon reductions. Basically, innovation is being spurred by doing more with less. The Wall Street Green Summit XI continues to be your one stop shop for the latest information and networking opportunities on environmental financial markets which continue to grow.

“Green investing and cap and trade are not dead although the cynics believe it to be so,”said Peter C. Fusaro, Chairman of Global Change Associates. Despite the lack of US federal government action for the foreseeable future, green market developments are manifesting themselves at state levels and globally for 2012. The Summit offers a superb program reflecting the opportunities and challenges of the moment. Our 11th annual conference promises to be the best yet as new ideas on building design, green transportation, the Smart Grid, emissions mitigation, green funds, and renewable energy are presented clearly and in depth from experts.

Learn from JP Morgan, IBM, Cisco Systems, Mission Markets, Jones Lang LaSalle, Point Carbon, Deutsche Bank, National Grid, Belgrave Trust, and many other environmental financial leaders on how to invest, trade and profit from these new market opportunities. With over 55 speakers, there is much to learn and network about.

If you can’t make the conference, we are offering a DVDs of the proceedings.

You’re busy so get up to speed in 2 solid days of knowledge transfer, great networking and business opportunities on:

    The Latest on Renewable Energy Project Finance

    Greening Buildings

    The California Carbon Market Developments for 2012

    The Latest on the EU ETS & the Durban Conference

    Solar Renewable Energy Markets

    New Opportunities in Social Impact Investing

    The Smart Grid Opportunities Takes Shape

    New Green Hedge Fund Strategies

    Ecosystem and Forestry Offsets

    New Green Investment Opportunities

More information about our unique event is available at our website (http://www.wsgts.com) or please contact Carmen Cook, VP for Marketing, Global Change Associates at +1-212-222-0550 or Carmen(at)global-change(dot)com.

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InPro Receives “Green Master” Status

InPro Receives “Green Master” Status











Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) December 11, 2011

InPro is one of a select group of companies to earn the designation of “Green Master,” the highest tier in the Green Masters Program established by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. As a Green Master, InPro has performed actions in each of nine “sustainability areas,” and has scored in the top twenty percent of all participating companies.

“InPro has implemented creative strategies which define them as a leader in sustainability,” says Tom Eggert, Executive Director of the WI Sustainable Business Council. “InPro has made going green personal in terms of their strategy. They’ve adopted environmental and social programs that benefit their communities, employees and their customers.”

“InPro is honored to earn Green Master status under the Green Masters Program,” said Dan Gumieny, chairperson of the Sustainable Business Practices Committee. “It reaffirms our commitment to minimizing our impact and making sustainability a companywide culture-changing effort.”

Founded in 1979, InPro Corporation was the first company in its industry to introduce green building products. The company maintains its pioneering spirit by continually expanding its offering of green architectural products. Since 2009, the company has implemented more than 60 measurable sustainable initiatives. A few notable accomplishments include a prairie-restoration project to eliminate landscape irrigation and mowing; replacing 40 hi-flow toilets to save over 950,000 gallons of water per year; and replacing almost 200,000 Styrofoam cups per year with less than 20,000 enviro cups.

Applicants to the Green Masters Program are judged on a comprehensive range of sustainability issues, from energy and water use to educational outreach and governance. Over 90 Wisconsin businesses have participated in the program where the top twenty percent achieve the highest “Green Master” designation. For more information, or a complete list of Green Masters Program participants, go to: http://www.greenmastersprogram.com.

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Nice Green Business Development photos

A few nice Green Business Development images I found:

20110404 Hmong Village Recycling Award 035
Green Business Development
Image by RamseyCountyMN
Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

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Green Business Development
Image by RamseyCountyMN
Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

Ramsey County has recognized Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East Side for its work to recycle and reduce food waste. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section has worked with Hmong Village’s owners and businesses to set up a successful recycling program that has collected more than 1,100 barrels of food waste for use at a local hog farm.

Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough presented a recognition award to Hmong Village’s developers for their support of recycling efforts on Monday, April 4.

Hmong Village, 1001 Johnson Parkway, is a multi-use development that opened last year in a building formerly operated by the Saint Paul Schools. The development has more than 200 merchant stalls, 40 offices, 35 produce booths and 17 restaurants. Ramsey County’s Environmental Health Section partnered with Hmong Village’s owners to help set up, and provide training, for businesses to collect food waste, and other recyclables.

First-Ever Hollywood E-Waste Fundraiser Set to Turn Tinseltown Red and Green on Behalf of Charity and the Planet

First-Ever Hollywood E-Waste Fundraiser Set to Turn Tinseltown Red and Green on Behalf of Charity and the Planet











Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice.

(PRWEB) November 21, 2011

Planet Green Recycle (http://www.planetgreenrecycle.com) is urging everyone to join them on December 10th at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel in Studio City, CA from Noon to 4 PM for their first-ever Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice event benefiting multiple worthy causes. This special Holiday Party will feature stars of film and television all raising money for select, non-profit groups while addressing the growing E-Waste disposal problem that is threatening the world environment!

Yearly changes in technology, media, and software have all resulted in a staggering rise in electronic waste. Whether it’s a new lap-top, notebook or tablet; an upgraded Blackberry™, iPhone™, or Android™; or a next generation Wii™, X-Box™ or Playstation™ …many of today’s breakthrough electronic gadgets are outdated the very next year. In a game of planned obsolescence the Consumer Electronics industry often not only “games” the new gadget system but fleeces the planet in the process.

Where does all of our E-Trash go? Only about 15% is ever recycled, and over 40 Million tons goes to landfills. And our electronic trash pile is growing! Experts predict that our E-Heap will rise more than 500% in the next decade. Why should we care? Because electronic components contain contaminants and carcinogens such as lead, cadmium, and mercury as well as substances like epoxy resins, fiberglass, PVC and plastics that are non-biodegradable and can stay in the environment for several hundreds to thousands of years.

Planet Green Recycle has come up with an “Eco” fundraising event for the holidays that not only raises environmental consciousness, but also helps raise critical dollars for cash-strapped charities during these tough economic times. Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice is shaping up to be a Tinseltown Charity Extravaganza benefiting multiple worthy causes while educating everyone about the importance of recycling electronic waste.

With help from generous celebrities like:


    Kevin Sorbo from Hercules, The Legendary Journeys
    Anson Williams from Happy Days
    Kate Linder from The Young and the Restless
    Taylor Gray from Nickelodeon’s Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures
    Tony Denison from The Closer
    Carlos Knight from Supah Ninjas

Planet Green will bring attention to each of their their special and important causes in the spirit of green living and the spirit of seasonal giving. Each of these charities are doing important work for the less privileged, for the sick, and for children around the world including: A World Fit for Kids, a leading provider of healthy behaviors and empowerment for young people, The Sunshine Kids dedicated to children with cancer, The ALS Association, dedicated to fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and Nothing But Nets committed to raising funds and awareness to fight malaria which afflicts thousands of children in Africa.

These are not easy times and charitable giving has fallen to its lowest level in decades. As Americans tighten their budgets, private donations to all causes, organizations and charitable trusts are plummeting and most national philanthropic endeavors are cash-strapped. “It has been a tough year for non-profits, and we are extremely grateful to the Borgnine Group and all the celebrities that have stepped forward to make a difference for so many people in need this season,” says Trish Mahon of Planet Green.

The Recycle. Reuse. Rejoice. event will be four hours of fun and good cheer and organizers suggest that folks come early to enjoy holiday music, a tree garden, food and drink treats, special prizes, celebrity photos, hot cocoa, raffle gifts, and of course Santa Claus!

The event starts promptly at Noon on December 10th and Admission is FREE with the donation of an old, used or discarded E-waste item for recycling (i.e. inkjets, toner, cell phones, cameras, MP3’s, laptops, monitors, PDA’s, iPods, keyboards, CPU’s, PDA’s, copiers, Palm Pilots, external drives, GPS Systems, etc)

Early Registration is also encouraged via their website at http://www.recyclereuserejoice.com. For more information call Planet Green Recycle at: 1-800-377-1093.

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