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Local-Washing?

You've probably heard of the term "greenwashing":  slapping labels such as organic, natural, sustainable, free range, etc., which leads us to think this product is good for us.  It's easy to fall into the trap, and well, as consumer trends ...

Using the Mail to Recycle

Many Americans complain about the US Postal Service, which usually shares their venom towards other agencies like the DMV and the IRS.  I used to share that attitude, until I had a Canadian roommate in graduate school who raved about ...

Heavy Duty can be Green

The Green Tech Connect Forum in Pasadena was a success for so many reasons.  One issue that I was thrilled to see addressed was the role of heavy duty trucks and equipment.  In front of the Pasadena Convention Center, not ...

How to Find a Green Job 101

I’ve been to many “green” events over the past several months . . . from huge conferences such as Intersolar to events in the basements of skanky restaurants where I couldn’t wait to claw myself out . . . sometimes ...

Recharging Our Batteries

On Sunday I started attending the AQMD's Green Tech Connect Forum, for which I had also done some part-time work.  After helping in the registration of about 500 to 600 attendees, I had some down time today, so I attended ...

Venture Capital 101

The AQMD’s Green Tech Connect Forum opened this afternoon.  I’ve worked on this conference off and on for a few months, so I’m excited about it finally starting in Pasadena.  The South Coast Air Quality Management District organized the show ...

Green is grey

I recently had a discussion with like-minded folks where we bantered about what it meant to be “green.”  It’s gone from fringe to fashion, activist to academic, from mocked to a true movement. Growing up, the debate had always been so ...

Grand Central

Los Angeles is often the straw man when you read about California’s environmental problems.  The left screams bloody murder at the thought of offshore drilling.  Conservative farmers ask why “their” water is going to swimming pools in Southern California.  LA ...

Green Travel

I love to travel.  Well, not air travel--American carriers are atrocious, from their fight against security measures, horrific service, and filthy planes.  Southwest and Virgin America have become our luxury airlines, while the legacy carriers have become Greyhound with wings.  ...

Deere Corporations,

I cannot help but smirk when I hear big business wants government out of its way.  The nasty truth is that business is all for regulations when the rules are in their favor.   Changing the rules in favoring some industries often ...
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