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    Carmakers Show a Futuristic Green Vision in Beijing!

    May 04, 2010 by Kailani Joy

    This year’s Beijing Auto Show featured nearly 100 cars powered by electricity or some other alternative to petroleum. The list of hybrids and electric cars on display were a grand vision of what China’s roadways could look like in the next few years—but the timing is uncertain. Almost all of the advanced fuel-efficient vehicles on display are still in the concept and testing stages.

     

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    Cisco, HP, and Intel Score Highest on Sustainability Reporting . . . Apple, Google?

    April 29, 2010 by Kailani Joy

    In a recent report by EcoStrategy Group on the top 200 Bay Area companies sustainability reporting efforts Cisco, Intel, and HP all scored in the Top Tier. Apple on the other hand came in relatively high in rank but what doed that rank truly represent for them? Environmental Leader reports that Apple focuses on "providing environmental reports on its newest products, though it has fought off shareholder calls for the company to establish a “sustainability” report …

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    Why Congress should take a CLEAR Approach to Climate Change

    April 28, 2010 by Kailani Joy

    West Coast Green's Education Director, Andy Mannle, takes an interesting look at a way to fight climate change and all get paid in the process . . . 

    Original article here.

    It turns out that instead of paying the many costs of a carbon economy, we can actually get paid to avoid them.

    Think of CO2 emissions as an oil spill leaking into the atmosphere. Like most spills, it’s easier and cheaper to avoid making …

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    No Left Turn: the Green Message in the Center Lane

    October 30, 2009 by Ian Bryan

    At the West Coast Green conference earlier this month, Ray Anderson told the story of Interface Carpet: how a small manufacturer in Atlanta Georgia became a market leader while reducing the enormous waste of energy and materials inherent in commercial carpeting by completely rethinking the process. I’d heard the story many times before — beginning with the 1999 book “Natural Capitalism” by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins — …

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    Green Building Elements Cover West Coast Green

    October 13, 2009 by Ian Bryan

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    It’s good to have West Coast Green back in SF. Not that San Jose didn’t play a fine host to last year's bigger conference but the show lacked something last year, call it a vibe, or energy but something didn’t gel. So, this year’s scaled down but energetic and education West Coast Green found itself a new home at the Fort Mason. Maybe the ocean air and bay views added a green …

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    Excerpts from Ray Anderson’s Keynote

    October 13, 2009 by Ian Bryan

    (Hat tip to ECOFACTORY for this clip) Ray Anderson delivers the opening keynote for West Coast Green 2009. He speaks regarding the circumstances that created the first industrial revolution, and why a second one is necessary to prevent the eventual destruction of our economy -- and more importantly, our planet.

     

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