• LAST SF EcoTuesday :: Featuring Nikki Pava, Alegria Partners & EcoTuesday

    The W Hotel - The Industry Meeting Room

    $10.00

    This November marks the end of an era. Please join us this month in celebrating the last monthly EcoTuesday event in San Francisco. We'd love to see EcoTuesday veterans and newbies alike, so please help us celebrate this special occasion! (More details about the completion of EcoTuesday here (http://www.ecotuesday.com/blog/2012-10/end-ecotuesday-era-info-about-2013).) EcoTuesday, a unique structured monthly networking event for sustainable business leaders held concurrently in cities all across the country. This month we have the pleasure of ending our events with the founder of EcoTuesday, Nikki Pava. THIS MONTH'S SPEAKER: Nikki Pava, Alegria Partners & EcoTuesday Nikki will discuss... Your personal ethics: why they're important, and how to thread them throughout your business model. EcoTuesday's successes and what everyone can expect to see in the future. Nikki is the founder of Alegria Partners (http://alegriapartners.com/), a consulting firm that specializes in planning and executing marketing communications and sustainability initiatives for mission-driven companies. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Presidio School of Management and works in a strategic capacity with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and non-profits to develop and reach specific, measurable goals. Prior to her work at Alegria Partners, Nikki co-founded EcoTuesday (http://nikkipava.com/wp-admin/www.ecotuesday.com), a national networking forum that facilitates vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday has hosted more than 300 events and is currently thriving in six cities across the country. In 2012, Renewable Energy News (http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2012/02/top-10-women-of-sustainability) named Nikki one of the “Top 10 Women in Cleantech and Sustainability.” Also, enjoy a complimentary champagne toast to mark the occasion, (courtesy of Michael Pace & the W HOTEL) and share how EcoTuesday events have impacted your life. From new friends and business partnerships, to new passions and career transformations - we would love to hear your personal stories. This month's venue: W Hotel (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1153) 181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA The four-diamond W San Francisco (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1153) hotel has made history by earning the first LEED certification for an existing building belonging to a major hotel brand. This month's sponsors: Presidio Graduate School (http://presidioedu.reachlocal.com/?scid=2362222&kw=16475200&pub_cr_id=8731730193): Offers MBA, MPA, and dual degree programs in Sustainable Management.Educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Alegria Partners (http://www.alegriapartners.com/): Integrated marketing and sustainability consulting to help you manage & grow your business. Think of Alegria Partners as your on-site or “virtual” marketing or sustainability department. We offer excellent project management services by supporting you in the creation, design, development and implementation of your program. ABOUT ECOTUESDAY EcoTuesday is a networking event for sustainable business leaders. Every event features a 20 minute keynote by an industry thought-leader, followed by the hallmark "Introduction Circle" where all participants have an opportunity to share about their about passion and find like-minded collaborators. Events take place nationwide on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Come and introduce yourself to a roomful of professionals! Please sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter at www.ecotuesday.com (http://www.ecotuesday.com/) Please RSVP, price is $10 with online registration ($15 at the door, cash only). We hope you can join us for our last monthly event of 2012! See you there.

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  • SF EcoTuesday :: Innovative Design Panel W/InterfaceFLOR, Lifefactory & Autodesk

    Please sign up for our twice-monthly EcoTuesday national newsletter (http://eepurl.com/ibbB2) to keep up to date with all our latest information! THIS MONTH'S EVENT: What if humans designed products and systems that celebrate an abundance of human creativity, culture, and productivity? (McDonough). Join us at our next EcoTuesday event, one week later than usual, on Oct 30th to explore this idea further. We are very excited to bring you a new format for October in the form of a panel discussion focused on Innovative Design. Our very talented guests include: Dawn Danby, Senior Designer, Autodesk, Mikhail Davis, Manager of Strategic Sustainability, InterfaceFLOR, and Pam Marcus, Founder, Lifefactory. WE'LL DISCUSS Current trends in product design Issues regarding materials reduction Future of innovative design ABOUT THE PANELISTS Dawn Danby has spent 13 years working across disciplines in sustainable design. Her projects have ranged from a tree-covered pedestrian bridge on the US-Canada border to closed-loop manufacturing strategies and furniture design. At Autodesk, Dawn leads the Sustainability Workshop, which provides free, lightweight videos and resources online to teach young engineers, designers, and architects the principles and practice of sustainable design. Dawn co-authored the bestselling sustainability book Worldchanging: A User’s Guide to the 21st Century. She has given dozens of talks around the world, spoke at TEDGlobal in 2005, and was recognized by Fast Company in 2009 as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. Dawn teaches in the Design Strategy MBA at the California College of Arts and is a board member at Catapult Design. She has an industrial design degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Mikhail Davis is the Manager of Strategic Sustainability for Interface in San Francisco, CA. Mikhail is responsible for strategically leveraging and expanding Interface's thought leadership in sustainability. He has over 15 years of experience as a strategic advisor, analyst, designer, and manager for sustainability programs in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. His favorite business sustainability challenges to tackle include: creating NGO alliances, greener chemicals and materials, and closed loop systems. His previous work includes three years as personal manager to environmental icon David Brower and five years with Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting, building sustainable business strategies for Fortune 500 companies. He holds a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University. Pam Marcus began her career as a pediatric physical therapist working with handicapped children and babies. She saw a need for environmentally friendly products with exceptional design in the infant industry and founded Lifefactory (http://www.lifefactory.com/) in 2007. Lifefactory has quickly grown into a leading innovative lifestyle company providing reusable glass bottles with protective silicone sleeves for the entire family. In the past five years, Lifefactory has grown to multi-million dollar company with global distribution. Pam has served as CEO and her experience and decision-making skills have been vital to the success of Lifefactory. She is now working on her second company, The Cookie Department (http://www.thecookiedepartment.com/), which features first-to-market Fully Functional Cookies. Moderated by Nikki Pava, founder of EcoTuesday and Alegria Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in planning and executing marketing communications and sustainability initiatives for mission-driven companies. THIS MONTH'S SPONSORS: Presidio Graduate School (http://presidioedu.reachlocal.com/?scid=2362222&kw=16475200&pub_cr_id=8731730193): Educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Frey Organic Wine (http://www.freywine.com/) Frey Organic & Biodynamic Wines, America's first Organic winery, family-owned and operated since 1980. No sulfites or chemicals added. Runa (http://www.runa.org/home.aspx) is a pioneering organization that partners with over 1000 indigenous farmers in Ecuador to organically produce and export guayusa from Ecuador. They will be providing the perfect beverage to give EcoTuesday attendees focused energy and health benefits throughout the evening. Alegria Partners (http://www.alegriapartners.com/): Integrated marketing and sustainability consulting to help you manage & grow your business. Think of Alegria Partners as your on-site or “virtual” marketing or sustainability department. We offer excellent project management services by supporting you in the creation, design, development and implementation of your program. THIS MONTH'S VENUE: The Adobe Offices (http://www.adobe.com/) Adobe is a leader in sustainability. 601 Townsend is the oldest LEED-certified platinum green building in the world. Adobe’s LEED certifications total 10—with 9 of these being platinum. Please RSVP, online $15 ($20 at the door/cash only). Doors open at 6:30 pm. We hope you can make it to this visionary night! See you there. Best, Nikki, Ivette & Jenny

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  • San Francisco EcoTuesday :: Heather Kernahan from Enphase Energy

    We're excited to tell you that we have yet another great speaker this month! Please join us in welcoming Heather Kernahan from Enphase Energy (http://www.enphase.com), a solar company based in Petaluma! The Tipping Point of Solar: When will we reach the tipping point when solar becomes standard? What will that look like? What are the barriers today that are seemingly preventing this tipping point? HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT: A great speaker Your chance to do your "elevator pitch" Win a ticket to SXSW Eco (http://www.sxsweco.com) & Crowdfunding Bootcamp (http://www.crowdfundingroadmap.com/bootcamp/) (see below) Please sign up for our twice-monthly EcoTuesday national newsletter (http://eepurl.com/ibbB2) to keep up to date with all our latest information! Also, we're doing something really fun this fall. For each upcoming event (September/October/November), three people will have the opportunity to present their ONE MINUTE ELEVATOR PITCH to the entire room! Enter to participate when you enter the venue! Plus, everyone will have the opportunity to share about themselves during the Introduction Circle. THIS MONTH'S SPONSORS: Presidio Graduate School (http://presidioedu.reachlocal.com/?scid=2362222&kw=16475200&pub_cr_id=8731730193): Educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Frey Organic Wine (http://www.freywine.com/) Frey Organic & Biodynamic Wines, America's first Organic winery, family-owned and operated since 1980. No sulfites or chemicals added. Runa (http://www.runa.org/home.aspx) is a pioneering organization that partners with over 1000 indigenous farmers in Ecuador to organically produce and export guayusa from Ecuador. They will be providing the perfect beverage to give EcoTuesday attendees focused energy and health benefits throughout the evening. Alegria Partners (http://www.alegriapartners.com): Integrated marketing and sustainability consulting to help you manage & grow your business. Think of Alegria Partners as your on-site or “virtual” marketing or sustainability department. We offer excellent project management services by supporting you in the creation, design, development and implementation of your program. THIS MONTH'S VENUE: CompoClay (http://www.compoclay.com/) Showroom :: Green Products. Green Operations. Green Society. CompoClay offers stylish, eco-friendly home decor, garden ornaments, building materials and architectural moldings. PARTNER EVENTS: Does your business need capital? Come to the Crowdfunding Bootcamp (http://www.crowdfundingroadmap.com/bootcamp/) in Las Vegas, October 9-11. The Crowdfunding Professional Association in Partner with Crowdfunding Roadmap is putting on a Crowdfunding Bootcamp giving entrepreneurs a roadmap to raising capital within the new laws using crowdfund investing, so you can leave with a plan in hand and the connections to make it happen! Receive a 5% discount by entering “getfunded” at checkout. SXSW Eco (http://sxsweco.com/) - check out this partner event! SXSW Eco (http://sxsweco.com/) is a three-day conference addressing the need for a concerted, cross sector approach to solving the recognized challenges facing the economy, the environment and civil society. In its second year, SXSW Eco will be held October 3-5, 2012 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas. ABOUT ECOTUESDAY EcoTuesday is a networking event for sustainable business. Every event features a 20 minute keynote by an industry thought-leader, followed by the hallmark "Introduction Circle" where all participants have an opportunity to share about their about passion and find like-minded collaborators. Events take place nationwide on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Come and introduce yourself to a roomful of professionals! Please sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter at www.ecotuesday.com Please RSVP, price is $10 with online registration ($15 at the door). Come join us for an amazing night. See you there! Best, Nikki, Ivette & Jenny

  • San Francisco EcoTuesday :: Featuring Linda Brown From SCS Global Services

    Energy Efficiency Funding Group

    $10.00

    This month join us for a wonderful opportunity to learn about third party certification from Linda Brown, Co-founder and Executive Vice President, SCS Global Services (Scientific Certification Systems). Greenwashing Gets Sophisticated What are the environmental and human health impacts of products over their life cycle? What is being done to increase transparency in environmental labeling? Is it effective? Taking a leadership stance to prevent greenwashing and salvage the promise of "sustainability" ABOUT LINDA BROWN As Co-founder and Executive Vice President of SCS Global Services (http://www.scscertified.com/kingfisher_certification_mark.php), Linda Brown has helped direct the development and operation of SCS’s certification and assessment programs in a variety of areas, including: life-cycle assessment, electric power environmental performance evaluation, environmentally preferable product assessment, sustainable manufacturing and agricultural production certification, indoor air quality certification, recycled content and biodegradability certification, well-managed forests and forest products, well-managed fisheries, pesticide residue free and organic foods, food safety management, and flavor-rich and nutrition-rich foods. During her 28 years with SCS, Brown has served as Director of Communications, Director of Environmental Claims Certification, Director of Sustainable Agriculture, and Director of Quality Assurance. She has been involved in life-cycle assessment studies in a variety of industry sectors, including the electric power industry, green building materials, energy efficient appliances, biodegradable cleaning products, and telecommunications systems. Ms. Brown has authored numerous articles on environmental certification and preferability, life-cycle assessment and food safety issues. Furthermore, she has presented details of SCS programs and methods to diverse audiences around the globe. She is currently involved in national standards development activities related to sustainable agriculture and advanced life cycle assessment for public marketing claims. In addition, she is working in support of an ambitious new initiative to stop Arctic climate warming. THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR: Green Dentistry (http://sfgreendentist.com/) is an eco friendly and patient-centered dental practice located in Union Square. Their goal is to help you maintain and improve your oral health. This is the first environmentally-friendly dental office in the city, which features a paperless office, digital x-rays to cut down on radiation and many other "green" perks for the patient. "We believe that caring for your teeth is one of the most important factors in promoting good health." They'll be at the event this month so please come to meet them and ask questions! THIS MONTH'S DRINK SPONSOR: the20 (http://www.the20wines.com) wines is the brainchild of 2 friends with 2 passions - artisan wine and the planet. Their challenge: how do we introduce people to amazing hand-crafted wine and reduce waste in the process? the20 wines developed a wine cask system, which lets people enjoy amazing wine anytime without worrying about it going bad - better for wine lovers and the planet. THIS MONTH'S VENUE: The Efficiency Sales Professional Institute (http://www.eefg.com/) is home to EEFG and the Efficiency Sales Professional (ESP) Certification Program. The ESP program consists of 24 modules designed to equip you with the resources, insights, focus, and skills needed to increase market share, revenues, and profitability. ABOUT ECOTUESDAY EcoTuesday is a networking event for sustainable business. Every event features a 20 minute keynote by an industry thought-leader, followed by the hallmark "Introduction Circle" where all participants have an opportunity to share about their about passion and find like-minded collaborators. Events take place nationwide on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Come and introduce yourself to a roomful of professionals! Please sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter at www.ecotuesday.com Please RSVP, price is $10 with online registration ($15 at the door). Come join us for an amazing night. See you there!

  • San Francisco EcoTuesday :: Featuring Lakshmi Ramanathan From Adobe Systems

    This month join us for a wonderful opportunity to learn about sustainability from one of the leading tech firms in the Bay Area, Adobe. THIS MONTH'S SPEAKER: Lakshmi (Meera) Ramanathan, Global Sustainability Manager, Adobe Systems. Meera will discuss... Corporate Carbon Accounting Adobe's environmental goals towards conservation of water, reduction electricity & natural usages, and increased diversion of solid waste from landfill. About Meera: Meera has over 15 years experience in environmental conservation and sustainability. For the past 4 plus years she has been working with Adobe to produce the public Carbon Disclosure Project reports (CDP score increased by thirteen points over three years!), as well as provide sustainable metrics data for CSR reporting, internal and external outlets and surveys, including Bloomberg, Trucost, Justmeans, etc. and respond for data queries from sales teams for RFPs. She manages and is a contributing team member of the LEED process and has participated in nine LEED projects, with six being certified Platinum. Her research and implementation of renewable technologies has led her to work with a diverse group both on the state and federal level. Her background as an environmental consultant and engineer makes her an expert in her field. Meera holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR: Green Dentistry (http://sfgreendentist.com/) is an eco friendly and patient-centered dental practice located in Union Square. Their goal is to help you maintain and improve your oral health. This is the first environmentally-friendly dental office in the city, which features a paperless office, digital x-rays to cut down on radiation and many other "green" perks for the patient. "We believe that caring for your teeth is one of the most important factors in promoting good health." They'll be at the event this month so please come to meet them and ask questions! THIS MONTH'S VENUE: Yoshi's SF (http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/about) We are excited to have Yoshi's SF offer us this beautiful venue right in the heart of the city. Yoshi’s does its best to be “green in, green out”, leaving the smallest possible footprint on the planet. Read all about Yoshi's Green Initiatives below: Food: Yoshi's maximizes their use of local, sustainable, and organic ingredients in their kitchen and utilize ‘Best Choice’ seafood from the Monterey Seafood Watch List. Building: They limit cleaning supplies to environmentally sound options. Waste: Yoshi's composts and recycles diligently, minimizing landfill usage. Plus, they have amazing live music. To learn more about upcoming performances please visit Yoshi's Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/YoshisJazz)! ABOUT ECOTUESDAY EcoTuesday is a networking event for sustainable business. Every event features a 20 minute keynote by an industry thought-leader, followed by the hallmark "Introduction Circle" where all participants have an opportunity to share about their about passion and find like-minded collaborators. Events take place nationwide on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Come and introduce yourself to a roomful of professionals! Please sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter at www.ecotuesday.com Please RSVP, price is $10 with online registration ($15 at the door). Doors open at 6:30. Come join us for an amazing night of fun and cocktails. Maybe we can even catch a set afterwards. See you there!

  • San Francisco EcoTuesday :: Featuring Alex Leshnick From OriginOil

    Energy Efficiency Funding Group

    $10.00

    Algae, Algae, Algae....lately it is all the buzz. This month join us for a wonderful opportunity to learn about the technology and trends behind this sustainable alternative to fossil fuel from Alex Leshnick of OriginOil. Alex Leshnick, Director of Operations of OriginOil. OriginOil (http://www.originoil.com/) is a publicly-traded technology firm that helps algae growers extract oil from algae for use as a feedstock for the commercial production of transportation fuels, chemicals and foods. Alex is a Registered Patent Agent and has managed more than 150 technologies for University of Southern California (USC), consisting of several hundred patents and patent applications. Alex will discuss... Algae’s viability as a replacement for petroleum Industry trends Worldwide technology advancing algae THIS MONTH'S VENUE: The Efficiency Sales Professional Institute (http://www.eefg.com/) is home to EEFG and the Efficiency Sales Professional (ESP) Certification Program. The ESP program consists of 24 modules designed to equip you with the resources, insights, focus, and skills needed to increase market share, revenues, and profitability. ABOUT ECOTUESDAY EcoTuesday is a networking event for sustainable business. Every event features a 20 minute keynote by an industry thought-leader, followed by the hallmark "Introduction Circle" where all participants have an opportunity to share about their about passion and find like-minded collaborators. Events take place nationwide on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Come and introduce yourself to a roomful of professionals! Please sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter at www.ecotuesday.com (http://www.ecotuesday.com/) Please RSVP, price is $10 with online registration ($15 at the door). Come join us for an amazing night. See you there!

  • San Francisco EcoTuesday :: Featuring Casson Trenor From Greenpeace

    It's Earth Month and we are very excited to have Casson Trenor from Greenpeace and Tataki as our guest speaker for April (http://www.ecotuesday.com/blog/2012-04/future-fishing-industry-with-casson-trenor-greenpeace-usa). THIS MONTH'S SPEAKER: Casson Trenor, Senior Markets Campaigner at Greenpeace & Co-Founder of Tataki (sustainable sushi restaurant) Casson will discuss... His work in ocean conservation His perspective of the fishing industry and how the entire business is changing as a result of overfishing Sustainable Seafood: How people can change their (fish-eating!) habits The future of the sushi industry About Casson: Casson Trenor, Senior Markets Campaigner at Greenpeace (http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/) has worked to support stewardship of our marine resources in all five oceans and countless seas. Named both a Time magazine 2009 Environmental Hero and an Ocean Protection Hero by Save Our Shores, Trenor has extensive expertise as an ocean champion. Casson’s life passion is ocean conservation - from saving the whales of the Antarctic to studying the salmon of Alaska. Before the rising concern over unsustainable fishing practices and recent alerts about the rapidly shrinking blue fin tuna population worldwide, Casson was at the forefront of sustainable fishing. He is a co-founder of North America’s first fully sustainable sushi restaurants, Tataki Sushi (http://www.tatakisushibar.com/) and author of Sustainable Sushi: A Guide to Saving the Oceans One Bite at a Time. Most recently, Casson is a main character in “Sushi: the Global Catch,” a documentary that recently played at the San Francisco Green Film Festival in March. THIS MONTH'S VENUE: CompoClay (http://www.compoclay.com/) Showroom :: Green Products. Green Operations. Green Society. CompoClay offers stylish, eco-friendly home decor, garden ornaments, building materials and architectural moldings. THIS MONTH'S SPONSORS: Presidio Graduate School (http://presidioedu.reachlocal.com/?scid=2362222&kw=16475200&pub_cr_id=8731730193): Educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Runa (http://www.runa.org/home.aspx) is a pioneering organization that partners with over 1000 indigenous farmers in Ecuador to organically produce and export guayusa from Ecuador. They will be providing the perfect beverage to give EcoTuesday attendees focused energy and health benefits throughout the evening. OUT AND ABOUT: Learn some "best practices" in green business from experienced professionals during the "Green Business Entrepreneurs Success Summit (http://ow.ly/a5q6C)." It's a week-long virtual event (April 16-20) featuring interviews from professionals in many different areas of green business. Nikki Pava will discuss how to "Network Your Way to a More Sustainable World...and a Successful Consulting Company" on Wednesday, April 18 at noon. Women are playing a major role in the world's transition to sustainability. Join Nikki Pava and four other thought leaders at the Rise of Women in Sustainability (http://alegriapartners.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=32be6f8ced47ff1919c05c2c7&id=cbb3b2a635&e=93217ca903) panel at the New Living Expo on April 27th, 8p-10 pm. Add your voice to the amazing potential of women collaborating on a global scale. We recommend that you check out a great program called Spring of Sustainability (http://ecotuesday.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=32be6f8ced47ff1919c05c2c7&id=d93a47b2f6&e=93217ca903) starting at the end of March. It's two months of online events where speakers (such as Adam Werbach and Nina Simons) will discuss green living, conscious business and more. ABOUT ECOTUESDAY EcoTuesday is a networking event for sustainable business. Every event features a 20 minute keynote by an industry thought-leader, followed by the hallmark "Introduction Circle" where all participants have an opportunity to share about their about passion and find like-minded collaborators. Events take place nationwide on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Come and introduce yourself to a roomful of professionals! Please sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter at www.ecotuesday.com (http://www.ecotuesday.com/) Please RSVP, price is $10 with online registration ($15 at the door). Come join us for a wonderful evening that won't disappoint. See you there!

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  • San Francisco EcoTuesday :: Featuring Carolyn Parrs from Mind Over Markets

    Thank you to everyone that made our last EcoTuesday event so successful! We are 5 years strong and looking forward to more amazing events this year. EcoTuesday, a unique structured monthly networking event for sustainable business leaders held concurrently in cities across the country, is happy to be back once again at the lovely CompoClay Showroom. THIS MONTH'S SPEAKER: Carolyn Parrs, Mind Over Markets. Carolyn Parrs is co-founder of Mind Over Markets (http://www.mindovermarkets.com/), a dedicated green marketing communications company in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For over 10 years, she has helped businesses and organizations succeed in the growing green market. Carolyn is a certified Marketing and Business Coach and works one-on-one with entrepreneurs and executives internationally.In addition to her day to day business,Carolyn is a featured author on Green Marketing in the Thomson Reuters book series for C-level executives called Inside the Minds: Greening your Business. Carolyn is a frequent keynote speaker on the topic of green marketing and women in the green movement and we are very excited to have her come speak. Carolyn will discuss... Effective Messaging in Today’s Green Market Re-framing your message so it’s relevant to the times Bringing your message from the planetary to the personal Delivering your message successfully through your social media channels. THIS MONTH'S VENUE: CompoClay (http://www.compoclay.com/) Showroom 60 Post St., San Francisco Ca 94104 Green Products. Green Operations. Green Society. CompoClay offers stylish, eco-friendly home decor, garden ornaments, building materials and architectural moldings. THIS MONTH'S SPONSORS: Presidio Graduate School (http://presidioedu.reachlocal.com/?scid=2362222&kw=16475200&pub_cr_id=8731730193): Educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Runa (http://www.runa.org/home.aspx) is a pioneering organization that partners with over 1000 indigenous farmers in Ecuador to organically produce and export guayusa from Ecuador. They will be providing the perfect beverage to give EcoTuesday attendees focused energy and health benefits throughout their day. ABOUT ECOTUESDAY EcoTuesday is a networking event for sustainable business. Every event features a 20 minute keynote by an industry thought-leader, followed by the hallmark "Introduction Circle" where all participants have an opportunity to share about their about passion and find like-minded collaborators. Events take place nationwide on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Come and introduce yourself to a roomful of professionals! Please sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter at www.ecotuesday.com (http://www.ecotuesday.com/) Please RSVP, price is $10 with online registration ($15 at the door). Come join us for a wonderful evening that won't disappoint. See you there!

  • Silicon Valley EcoTuesday- Green Chamber of Commerce- Why is it needed now?

    EcoTuesday is a unique, monthly, networking event for sustainable business leaders held concurrently in six cities across the country. This month we will feature Elena Christopoulos, Interim President, and member of the Board of Directors of the Green Chamber of Commerce. Elena will discuss why it is so important to have a Green Chamber of Commerce in this troubled economy. She will cover how the Chamber is essential in building an honest, sustainable and vibrant economy, and why she is so passionate about bringing together green entrepreneurs from around the globe. Elena is a Queen’s University educated scientist, communications and sustainability expert, political advisor and passionate environmentalist. She is a Certified Sustainability (CSR-P) Practitioner and “walks the talk.” Her depth of technical expertise is only surpassed by her ability to build relationships between people and motivate groups to achieve project goals. She divides her time between the US, Canada and Europe working on diverse alternative energy, clean tech projects and political campaigns. In early 2000, she implemented the first urban turbine in North America located in downtown Toronto. She brought the first urban turbine to Southern California for the Los Angeles Community College District as an Energy Program Manager for a $6 billion bond program. We look forward to seeing you at this fun and thought provoking event.

  • 5 Year Anniversary :: Featuring Brian Back from Sustainable Industries Magazine

    EcoTuesday, a unique, structured monthly networking event for sustainable business leaders held concurrently in cities across the country, will be held this month at the Bentley Reserve. Register early as the first 85 to do so will receive a KOR water bottle (see left). Come celebrate the EcoTuesday 5 Year Anniversary! Our special guest speaker is Brian Back, President of Sustainable Industries Magazine. THIS MONTH'S SPEAKER: Brian Back, Sustainable Industries Magazine. He will discuss The Access Economy: How a "stealth" economy has emerged over the past 5 years What happens when we start contributing powerfully to economic development as something other than a consumer? What if we shifted from a one-way transaction to a collaborative interaction? A new approach to innovation Join us for free drinks, desserts, and networking! Everyone will have the opportunity to introduce themselves during the Intro Circle. Register soon - the first 85 people to register will receive a beautiful KOR (http://www.korwater.com/) water bottle (see photo to the left). THIS MONTH'S VENUE: Bentley Reserve, 301 Battery St., San Francisco Ca 94111 THIS MONTH'S SPONSORS: Dominican University of California's GreenMBA (http://greenmba.org/) is an engaged learning community that seeks to promote financial viability, ecological sustainability, and social justice in business and organizations of all types. Please read more about the program on EcoTuesday.com (http://www.ecotuesday.com/blog/2011-06/transform-yourself-transform-business-transform-world). FEARLESS Chocolates: (http://www.fearlesschocolate.com) Based in Oakland, California since 2006, FEARLESS was created in the midnight kitchen of artist and activist Jordan Michael Schuster. Grown from humble beginnings at local Bay Area farmer’s markets, FEARLESS has become the largest manufacturer of raw chocolate in the world while remaining true to three core values: SUSTAINABILITY, INTEGRITY, and FUN. Frey Organic Wine (http://www.freywine.com): Organic and Biodynamic wine, no sulfites added – from America’s first organic winery. KOR Water (http://korwater.com/): Celebrate and protect water with the world’s most stylish, functional personal hydration products. First 85 to register receive a sleek water bottle. Mamma Chia (http://www.mammachia.com/): For health-conscious souls seeking an extra dose of vitality, Mamma Chia is the undeniable drink of choice.Mamma Chia pairs the highest quality organic chia seeds with delicious organic fruit juices and is lightly sweetened with a touch of organic agave nectar. Learn more on their FB Page (http://www.facebook.com/MammaChia1). Presidio Graduate School (http://presidioedu.reachlocal.com/?scid=2362222&kw=16475200&pub_cr_id=8731730193): Educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. ilovebluesea: (http://www.ilovebluesea.com/) Voted best of the city for sustainable seafood in 2011, i love blue sea gives you convenient access to the freshest fish available and allows you flexibility to pick up order locally or have it shipped to your home. i love blue sea allows you to enjoy fresh fish with a clean conscience! Find out more about sustainable seafood here (http://www.facebook.com/ilovebluesea). Bi-Rite Market: (http://biritemarket.com/) A neighborhood grocery store with a mission of Creating Community Through Food. A proud San Francisco Green Business as well as member of SF Made. They are a destination for restaurant-quality prepared foods and catering, organic and local produce, sustainably raised meats, poultry, and seafood, fine wines, liquors, and beer. Locally Grown Weddings: (http://www.locallygrownweddings.com) Offers a fresh approach to wedding planning: they are a team of creative professionals who plan and produce sustainable weddings with a combination of impeccable logistics and unique artistic vision. Serving the San Francisco Bay Area community, focusing on supporting the local economy while protecting the environment.To plan your next wedding or learn more about this team, follow their blog (http://locallygrownweddings.blogspot.com) or their FB page (http://www.facebook.com/LocallyGrownWeddings)! Peeled Snacks: (http://peeledsnacks.com) Strives to bring you natural, premium ingredients so you can feel good about snacking. Eating well doesn't have to mean eating tasteless, bland foods. It does, however, mean eating a healthy, wide range of foods from every food group. San Francisco Green Film Festival: (http://sfgreenfilmfest.org/) the Bay Area’s only festival dedicated to films and new forms of media that explore green issues and sustainable living. March 1-7. Alex Ho Photography: (http://www.alexhophotography.com) specializes in wedding and portrait photography in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008 and is a certified Green Photographer. Green Chamber of Commerce (http://greenchamberofcommerce.net/)-Building an honest economy for all people and our planet. To learn more about Green Chamber and their events please visit their calendar (http://greenchamberofcommerce.net/events/). ABOUT ECOTUESDAY (http://www.ecotuesday.com) EcoTuesday is a networking event for sustainable business. Every event features a 20 minute keynote by an industry thought-leader, followed by the hallmark "Introduction Circle" where all participants have an opportunity to share about their about passion and find like-minded collaborators. Events take place nationwide on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Come and introduce yourself to a roomful of professionals! Please sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter at http://www.ecotuesday.com Please RSVP price is $15 with online registration ($20 at the door).

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