Sustainable Industries

The erosion of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s leadership among American businesses has been drawing headlines for nearly two years. What’s drawn less attention is the decidedly West Coast flavor of the high-profile defections and efforts to forge a new coalition of companies that support a national clean-energy push. In 2009, Apple and California heavyweight…

Oil Lobbyists to Directly Back Political Candidates

The American Petroleum Institute (API), one of the biggest oil lobbying organizations, recently announced it will start political donations beginning in the second quarter of this year. Among its 400 members are ExxonMobil and Chevron, who spent around $7 million on lobbying efforts alone last year. API has notoriously campaigned against climate legislation, and unfortunately,…

Going Green Saves Hospitals Money

Researchers at Johns Hopkins recently found that implementing eco-friendly practices in hospitals and operating rooms can reduce health care costs. Since the amount of waste and energy consumption generated from hospitals is so massive, second only to the food industry as far as waste goes, the medical industry could make a huge impact on our…

US Green Chamber Member Case Study

San Diego Based Shoe Retailer Discusses Environmentally Sustainable Business Practices US Green Chamber of Commerce Member continues to develop ways to improve efficiencies By Mercedes Ruiz, US Green Chamber SAN DIEGO, CA, February 19, 2011 – US Green Chamber announces today one of its member’s successes in evolving into an environmentally sustainable shoe retailer. Local…

Green Real Estate Daily

SAN DIEGO, CA–The Green Chamber of San Diego County today announced its move to become a national organization, now known as the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Green Chamber will provide education, advocacy and visibility to empower businesses to grow through environmentally and socially responsible practices. According to CEO David Steel, “We have…

Sustainable Life Media

February 23, 2011 – The Green Chamber of San Diego County, California today announced its move to become a national organization, now known as the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. The organization says it will provide education, advocacy and visibility to empower businesses to grow through environmentally and socially responsible practices. According to CEO David…

Smartplanet

A two-year-old, San Diego-based association organized around green business advocacy is taking its mission national. Now called the U.S. Green Chamber, the organization is teaming up with other groups, such as E2 – Environmental Entrepreneurs to help share best practices related to corporate sustainability and social responsibility. I wrote about E2 late last year; the…

Amazon taking steps to improve Sustainability

Amazon Green provides online shoppers a wide selection sustainable options for items commonly bought online. In addition to Amazon Green, Amazon has implemented a series of steps in order to improve overall sustainability in its operations. These include frustration-free packaging, reduced packaging waste, environmentally friendly packaging, and their Earth Kaizens program. Frustration-Free Packaging Amazon Frustration-Free…

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San Diego nonprofit expands to bring best practices in environmental and social responsibility to a national audience SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Green Chamber of San Diego County today announced its move to become a national organization, now known as the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce (http://www.usgreenchamber.com). The U.S. Green Chamber will…

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Green Chamber of San Diego County announced its move to become a national organization, now known as the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Green Chamber will provide education, advocacy and visibility to empower businesses to grow through environmentally and socially responsible practices. “We have accomplished tremendous growth since…