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2016 Sustainable Enterprise Conference Summary

2016 Conference Mural

2016 Sustainable Enterprise Conference Graphice Recording by Christine Walker
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The 2016 Sustainable Enterprise Conference set new records with 456 attendees registered and over 60 speakers presented. Session topics included Zero Carbon Energy, Sustainable Water, Zero Waste, Eco-Tourism, Beverage Production, Building Health, Carbon Farming, Cannabis Policy, Green Jobs, Aging, One Planet Living and much more. Our attendees came mostly from the North Bay and nearly half from the business sector..

2016 Conference Main Hall

2016 Event Partners

The Sustainable Enterprise Conference is a community effort with over 50 organizations supporting our 2016 event. The Sustainable Enterprise Conference is presented to our community by Sustainable North Bay in partnership with Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics, Bioregional One Planet Living, Beneficial State Bank, and with the thoughtful support of our hosts at SOMO Living. The Sustainable Enterprise Conference would not be possible without the support of our vibrant North Bay sustainability community. Thank you to those that made this event possible including our sponsors, organizers, speakers, and volunteers.

Our event is designed to be low impact, including hosting the conference in the solar powered SOMO Village Event Center, serving vegetarian and local foods, and encouraging carpooling to the event. In addition to working toward a low carbon event, we donated $750 to support youth programs as an offset our remaining impact. Global Student Embassy is inspiring next generation leaders to action.

We worked with TrimTab Media to capture some key moments from the conference.

View the 2016 Conference Videos

This year we introduced Bioregional's One Planet Principles to help organizations identify their areas of opportunity and leverage their strengths. We scheduled our sessions to include each of the One Plant Living principles and crafted sessions to explore One Planet as a framework for sustainable living.

If you attended, please take just a moment to fill out the Conference Evaluation and Conference Feedback so we may continue to improve. Those of you that would like to offer statement of support for future promotional use can add a Conference Testimonial.

Beyond the Conference for 2016

As organizers of the Sustainable Enterprise Conference, members of Sustainable North Bay increased community impact this year by hosting multiple events during the week of the conference.

Sustainable North Bay Youth Summit

On April 2nd, 2016, a group of 70 people - grades 6-12 including student-teacher teams from 11 schools, Sonoma State University students, staff and faculty, and 10 environmentally-focused community organizations came together to showcase school projects and educational initiatives related to sustainability.

Claudia at the Youth Summit

The purpose of this year's Youth Summit was to introduce the One Planet Living framework to students and teachers, as an entry point for adding depth to school projects inside and outside the classroom. Throughout the day, participants assessed themselves and their school communities in alignment with One Planet Living, strengthening projects and generating new ideas.

Jackson Family Wines Tour and Tasting

We heard from Jackson Family Wines on their sustainability efforts and be treated to a tasting of the results. We were introduced to the amazing work of Global Student Embassy and Oren Wool provided an update on Sustainable North Bay's activities including the development of a One Planet Community Engagement Tool.

Public Banking

Following the Sustainable Enterprise Conference, on April 8th, Tom Sgouros, public policy analyst, writer and author of “Checking the Banks: The Nuts and Bolts of Banking for People Who Want to Fix it”, joined us from Rhode Island for an informative discussion on Public Banking. Tom described the steps required to establish a Public Bank in Sonoma County, and the importance of coming together as an economic community to define our greatest financial needs and where we would like our tax dollars invested locally.

2016 Sustainable North Bay Youth Summit

On April 2nd, 2016, a group of 70 people- grades 6-12 student-teacher teams from 11 schools, Sonoma State University students, staff and faculty, and 10 environmentally-focused community organizations- came together to showcase school projects and educational initiatives related to sustainability. The purpose of this year's Youth Summit was to introduce the One Planet Living framework to students and teachers, as an entry point for adding depth to school projects inside and outside the classroom. Throughout the day, participants assessed themselves and their school communities in alignment with One Planet Living, strengthening projects and generating new ideas.

Two schools in attendance will be given a $500 seed grant to take their One Planet Living projects and school communities to the next level in the 2016-2017 school year. 

2016 Sustainable North Bay Youth Summit - One Planet Assessment
2016 Sustainable North Bay Youth Summit - Claudia

Developing a North Bay Sustainable Tourism Strategic Plan

We would like to capture some of your ideas in order to begin a process of developing a North Bay Sustainable Tourism Strategic Plan.

A possible outline for such a Strategic plan might look like this:

  1. The Current State of Sustainable Tourism in the North Bay
  2. How can we meet growing consumer demand for ecotourism and niche tourism?
  3. How can the tourism industry adapt to climate change  and reduce the carbon footprint, resource use and the production of waste?
  4. What are our cultural, natural and community treasures and how can we preserve them?
  5. How can sustainable tourism meet its market by developing effective partnerships?
  6.  ?How can we develop and promote sustainable transportation options to the industry and the community?
  7.  How might sustainable tourism help protect and preserve our landscapes and environment?
  8. What are the potential barriers to sustainable tourism? [e.g. low wages of employees, the costs of new equipment, permitting, the need for training,  inadequate government and industry support].

 

Strozzi Institute Raffle Prize

This looks like a GRAND PRIZE donated by the Strozzi Institute for our carbon offset raffle. Attendees of the Sustainable Enterprise Conference will have opportunities to "earn" raffle tickets during the event. you'll find all the raffle prizes on our footprint page.

Strozzi Institute Leadership in Action Introductory Course - Embody Your Leadership Potential. September 15-18 2016 in Petaluma, CA ($1950 Value)

We see that when a leader’s behavior and actions are congruent with their words, their presence produces trust, engagement and inspiration. The development and practice of this congruence is SI’s Somatic Methodology. In the SI Embodied Leadership Program, participants learn both the pragmatic skills of effective action and the skills of human interaction. It is in this balance that true leadership resides.

Business can often be overwhelming—the level of emphasis placed on outcomes, results and deliverables is stressful and demanding. What is often missed is the value of people – How are we working together? How are we building teams to produce high levels of effectiveness, efficiency, trust and accountability, while producing excellent results?

When individuals, teams, departments and companies align individual purpose with organizational mission and develop relevant and actionable skills, personal engagement increases, team alignment expands, cooperation proliferates, trust increases and commitment builds.

April 7, 2016

Our theme this year is One Planet for a Sustainable Future.

 

 

One Planet Opportunities - K. Kai Harris

One Planet Gathering

June 24, 2015 Wed. Night Phase 1 of 3

@ SoCo Nexus, Sonoma Mountain Village

Host Oren:

-In search for tools to inspire others to take an interest in sustainability

-Need a language that reaches the masses

-that we have ONE planet, is a non-debatable 

We live like Kings

   so many choices

   strawberries passed around

   2 billion Chinese / Indian / Asian wanting to taste the sweet life

   if we can't set an example, they might follow the bad example of how we lived through the 80s and 90s

May we enjoy the sweet, rich life [that works for all life]

INTRODUCTIONS

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ONE PLANET LIVING

Health and Happiness

Equity and Local Economy

Culture and Community

Land Use and Wildlife

Sustainable Water

Local and Sustainable Food

Sustainable Materials 

Sustainable transport

Zero Waste

Zero Carbon 

(“DNA of Sustainability”) 

Pooran Desai from UK, founder of ONE Planet shares about his lifestyle

Coddingtown Enterprises was one of first organizations globally  to write a ONE Planet Action Plan

Pooran et al. made a strategic decision to focus on California as a place to get behind this idea and export to rest of the world

Video available online about ONE PLANET living from perspective of those who live in the One Planet community in London

Future Exit Survey Questions

 

  1. What was your most valuable take away from SEC 2015?
  2. In what ways did your attendance at SEC influence or change your outlook about sustainability?
  3. What types of connections were you able to make at the conference?
    1. I gained information about a potential job, business or line or work
    2. I met a potential business partner
    3. I learned about ways for my company or organization to become more sustainable
    4. I learned about how I can become more sustainable in my personal life
    5. I learned how I can save money
    6. Other______________________________________________
  4. In what ways were you able to share important information or contacts with other people at the conference?
  5. Have you or will you follow –up with people you connected with at SEC 2015?
    1. Yes
    2. If yes what types of follow up will you do?
      1. Set up a future meeting
      2. Request information about a product, organization or business
      3. Other
  6. About how many significant conversations did you engage in at SEC 2015?
    1. 0
    2. 1-5
    3. 5-10
    4. More than 10
  7. If you attended a previous SEC, what benefits, if any, have you had as a result of that? Eg.
    1. Educational
    2. Business
    3.  Volunteering
    4. Other ___________________________________________________
  8. What suggestions do you have for SEC 2016?
    1. Would you like to be involved in planning events for 2015-2016?
    2.  In what ways??

Sustainability Mixer - Transportation

Sustainability Mixer

Tuesday May 12th, 2015

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Aqus Cafe at Foundry Wharf 189 H Street Petaluma 94952

A follow-up event to the 10th annual ~ Sustainable Enterprise Conference ~ This mixer provides a forum for building and strengthening relationships within the Sustainability Community.

Come participate with the community and peers in exploring sustainable transportation options in our community through mini-breakout sessions with local subject matter experts:

  • Matt Stevens - SonomaMarinTrain.com
  • Brant Arthur - ClimateProtection.org
  • Emily Betts - Petaluma Transit
  • D’Lynda Fischer - RelayRides.com
  • Steve Bode - YubaBikes.com

This free event is sponsored by: 

World Centric, Aqus Community and Sustainable North Bay

2015 Sustainable Enterprise Conference Summary

2015 SEC Graphic Recording - Christine Walker

2015 Sustainable Enterprise Conference Graphice Recording by Christine Walker
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For the 2015 Sustainable Enterprise Conference we registered 352 attendees and presented 47 speakers. Session topics included Energy, Water, Transportation, Climate Mitigation and Adaptation, Carbon Pricing, and Funding and Investing in Sustainable Enterprises. Our attendees came mostly from the North Bay and about half from the business sector.

Our interns Vera, Holly and Allison crafted our annual greening statement as a review of our own best practices, including hosting the conference in the solar powered SOMO Village Event Center, serving mostly vegetarian and local foods, and encouraging carpooling to the event.

Terry at lunch

In addition to working toward a low carbon event, we donated $1,000 to support youth programs as an offset our remaining impact. Global Student Embassy and Balance Edutainament are inspiring next generation leaders to action.

This year we introduced the Sustainability Innovation Scorecard to help organizations identify their areas of opportunity and leverage their strengths. In the two days after the Sustainable Enterprise Conference, we also produced the iHub Enterprise Accelerator and Future Makers Youth Summit.

The Future Maker’s Youth Summit shed light on the opportunities for youth in our community to pursue careers in sustainability. 50 people participated in the activities and fostered great discussions about generations together achieving something great.

The iHub Enterprise Accelerator introduced entrepreneurs and business leaders to a rapid fire innovation framework which lead them from problem through prototype to pitch in 3 hours. Presenter Terry Taylor said, "It's amazing what people are capable of in the right environment."

If you attended, please take just a moment to fill out the Conference Evaluation and Conference Feedback so we may continue to improve. Those of you that would like to offer statement of support for future promotional use can add a Conference Testimonial.

Thank you to those that made this event possible including our sponsors, organizers, speakers, and volunteers. A Sustainable North Bay is a community effort.

Go Local Chow Down

 

Chow Down

Free admission, free samples with food & drink for sale, and live music!

Sonoma County GO LOCAL is teaming up again with Sally Tomatoes restaurant and the adjoining Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center in Rohnert Park to showcase an array of emerging and long-standing Sonoma County producers.
 
With free admission to the public, free samples from the 25+ vendor tables, and live music, participants will taste what Sonoma County food and beverage producers have to offer at this casual, locally-focused and fun Sunday afternoon event. For the Hoe Down, 
 
Sponsors include Sally Tomatoes, SoMo Village, Sonoma Mountain Concerts, Summit State Bank, Sustainable Enterprise Conference, Froggy 92.9, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and more.
 
“Sonoma County has an agriculture and food and beverage heritage that’s core to our local culture and economy. By spotlighting our flavorful and unique Sonoma County food system at this event, we want to make it easy for folks to try out unique local products. Our goal is to increase market share to local producers and locally owned grocers, which benefits our local economy 35% more than buying non-local products from non-local stores. Supporting local food producers is a win-win for everyone,” notes Terry Garrett, GO LOCAL Managing Partner.
 
Go Local Chow Down

Carbon Farming Field Trip

Carbon Tour

Register today

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Learn the science and practice of how carbon is currently being captured in California soils, and its potential to restore balance within the carbon cycle in a way that will ameliorate climate change. Gain practical and hands-on knowledge around how your business or institution can support the implementation of Carbon Farming.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
Business leaders, citizens, educators and researchers interested in carbon sequestration in California soils and embedding sustainable activities directly into supply chains.

QUESTIONS THIS TOUR WILL ADDRESS: 
• What is carbon farming?
• How do we finance carbon farming?
• What is insetting?
• How can we use carbon farming to address the California drought crisis?
• How can we build a regenerative economy rooted in land-based practices?
• How do we support the farmers and ranchers that supply food and ecosystem services to our community?

SPEAKERS: 
Rebecca Burgess • Jeffrey Creque • Torri Estrada • Calla Rose Ostrander • Loren Poncia • John Wick

ITINERARY:
Join dozens of business leaders as we learn about viable ways to bolster community resiliency and an alternative to traditional carbon offset programs.

iHub Enterprise Accelerator

Daring to dream? What heights could your organization achieve if it were truly an innovation machine?

For executives and active entrepreneurs aspiring to maximize the positive impact of their organizations through innovation and by integrating triple bottom line practices, Sustainable North Bay and the North Bay iHub present the iHub Enterprise Accelerator. This three hour workshop will connect participants with the region’s leaders in designing innovative organizations.

Activities will include:

  • Growing an Innovation Culture in your organization
  • Lean Launch--Designing and prototyping an innovation, and
  • Stakeholder Resourcing--attracting finances, stakeholder commitments and key talent

You will be challenged to strive to accomplish the impossible while keeping your feet grounded to market realities and fundamental human needs.

iHub Enterprise Accelerator

Affiliate Discounts

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Greening your business represents the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century. Already, the companies that have successfully integrated sustainability practices are establishing themselves as industry leaders.
 
Now in its twelth year, the Sustainable Enterprise Conference has long been the premium convening of leaders in the fastest growing segment in the economy--green business. The program will provide insights on how we might prosper is a way that uses less resources and results in happy, healthy lives for all. North Bay entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to capitalize on the localization movement will attend. 

Our participants learn how to optimize growth and minimize costs from companies that have embraced the direct relationship between sustainability and the financial bottom line. Regional business leaders such as Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics, Traditional Medicinals, SOMO Village, Guayaki Yerba MateStraus Family Creamery, Jackson Family Wines and Oliver’s Markets are all supporters of the Sustainable Enterprise Conference.

10 Years 4 Days

What a fun ride. We're doing four days of events for SEC this year including the full day conference on Thursday April 30, a Friday May 1 half day Enterprise Accelerator (coaching), a Saturday May 2 youth summit and Sunday May 3 Chow Down local foods party with Go Local. 

2015 SEC - http://sustainableenterpriseconference.com

Beyond the SEC events we're growing in 2015 and are producing even more events with impact focused partners. We're co-producing the April 8 Sonoma County Adaptation Forum (http://sonomacountyadaptation.org/) and this Fall will be producing the the iHub Innovation Summit and Innovation Week. It's all very exciting. 

Sustainable North Bay: North Bay Festival Food

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Can Festival Food Go Local?

August 27, 2014 3pm-8pm

SoCo Nexus Board Room
1300 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park

FREE Registration: https://festivalfoods.eventbrite.com

NOTES & DRAFT AGENDA

People are flocking to farmers markets and festivals in greater numbers. We will look at the opportunities in festival foods and how we can showcase more local brands at public events. Our goal is to identify economic opportunities using the producer/manufacturer/distributor/outlet framework as presented in the Sonoma County Food Action Plan. (produce white paper; open source)

More information

Sustainability Mixer at Aqus Cafe on September 23

Sustainability Mixer
Sustainability Mixer is an after work forum to discuss solutions, presented by World Centric and Aqus Community at the Aqus Cafe in Petaluma. 
 

September Topic: Sustainable Housing

The unique culture of Sonoma County is a result of a diverse population of farmers, food and wine producers, small business owners, and artisans, amongst others.  As housing costs continue to rise, how can we expand the options available for affordable housing so that we can maintain our diverse population and the culture that makes Sonoma County such an wonderful, community-oriented place to live? 
 
A panel of experts from across real estate, economic development and co-housing will be on hand to share their perspectives.  We invite you to join us for this solutions-oriented dialogue. (schedule and more info)

September 23, 2014 - 7-9 PM
Aqua Cafe - 189 H St, Petaluma, CA 94952 (map)

Arrive early to socialize, order food and enjoy beverages.

$10/$5 for members

World Centric Sustainability Mixer at Aqus Cafe May 20

World Centric Sustainability Mixer - May 20

Jon World Centric and Aqus Community for a Sustainability Mixer at the Aqus Cafe in Petaluma. 

May 20, 2014 - 7-9 PM at Aqus Cafe - 189 H St, Petaluma, CA 94952 (map)

Share your sustainability stories and hear from others including:

  • John Crowley - Founder, Aqus Community
  • Annie Davis - Director of Marketing, World Centric
  • Sudeep Rao - Regional Director, EPEA

7:00 - 7:20pm   Informal Networking & Conversation
7:20 - 7:30pm   Welcome by Aqus & WorldCentric 
7:20 - 7:55   Speed Networking
8:00 - 8:20pm   “Group Meet” (Facilitated by John)
8:20 - 8:40pm   Introduce Sudeep - Harvesting our assets, challenges & "loosely hanging fruit" for impact 
8:40 - 9:00pm - Breakaway for deep dives into self- selected impact projects
9:00pm – Reconvening the group for feedback and follow-up plans 

May 20, 2014 - 7-9 PM
Aqua Cafe - 189 H St, Petaluma, CA 94952 (map)

$10/$5 for members

Aqus Café has been created to foster community; it is a watering hole, a gathering place, a conversation room, a wonderful example of a 3rd space. Their main purpose in creating social capital is to provide a space for people to meet, connect and get to know each other. 

List of attendees

Thank You for Participating in a Sustainable North Bay

Business Focus

For the 2014 Sustainable Enterprise Conference we registered 381 attendees, offered 31 session, and presented 56 speakers. Our attendees came mostly from the North Bay and primarily from the business sector. Trash from the exhibit area weighed less than 2 lbs and nearly half of attendees reported carpooling or alternative transportation choices.

We donated $500 to support low carbon farming in an effort to offset our carbon impact.

Please take just a moment to fill out the Conference Evaluation and Conference Feedback so we may continue to improve. Those of you that would like to offer statement of support for future promotional use can add a Conference Testimonial.

Thank you to those that made this event possible including our sponsors, organizers, speakers, and volunteers. A Sustainable North Bay is a community effort.

Quick and Easy Paperless Conference Evaluation

Overview Evaluation | Feedback & Comments | Testimonials

Agritourism Brings Tourists to California's Farms

When we're not familar with a subject, we ask our speakers to provide context for their presentation. This item comes from Pamela Lanier of the EcoTourism panel.
 
 
Agritourism is part of the world's largest industry, tourism. Hand in hand with nature tourism and heritage tourism. Agritourism is repopulating the map of rural destinations and is bringing unprecedented numbers of tourists to California's farms and ranches. According to a recent survey, UC Family Farm program 2.4 million visitors experienced agritourism at California's ranches and farms in 2008 alone.
 
Some of the drivers are young families seeking to educate their children about where their food comes from and different ways of life outside the city. Others are adventure tourists intent upon staying as close to the earth as possible as they kayak, zip line, and bicycle their way around the countryside. Indeed agritourism in the north bay is about as popular as backyard chicken coops. North bay agritourism is actually the most developed in the entire United States from farm stays to bed and breakfasts-in-the-orchards.

Role of the Moderator

Use these general guidelines for session moderation:

SEC 2014 - Growing a Sustainable Future

Sustainable Enterprise Conference
Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center - April 30, 7am-5pm

The 9th Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference is about finding out how North Bay businesses, government agencies and our communities are working together to build a resilient economy, secure a local food system, and mitigate global climate events. The keynotes will address the role of policy in sustainability, explore how sustainability can go mainstream, and highlight opportunities in locally generated renewable energy.

2014 Keynotes

The 2014 theme "Growing a Sustainable Future" presents how sustainability is entering mainstream and highlights the North Bay Food System as a sector that's especially ripe with opportunities.

Register online to attend - http://sustainableenterpriseconference.com/registration

Use Your Climate Credit to Ask for More

This post from climate hero Mike Sandler:

In the next month, millions of Californians will receive their first "climate credit." The credit will appear as a line item of about $35 on household electric utility bills for customers of PG&E, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, and a few others around April or May. Six months later, another credit will appear. The funds come from the revenue collected by the cap and trade program under the State's climate change law. Instead of going to pay for government programs or rebates, the money is going back to you.

Invest Your Credit in Getting More Dividends

Rob Hopkins - Transition Network

Here's a great post from Rob Hopkins of the Transition Network on his recent trip to the USA. He spent four days in California and details his time with images and videos - it's likely you'll see someone you know.

There's also this Rob Hopkins Q&A Interview from Alternet where he makes this point:

They are measuring how much does this city, this town spend on food every year, spend on energy, spend on caring for the elderly, what percentage of that could be kept locally and what does that actually mean?

- Rob Hopkins

And that's one of the key questions we should be asking, "what should we be producing locally?"

Carma Carpooling

Carma carpooling

Carma Carpooling is a free breakthrough app available for iPhone or Android. Just set your commute schedule and the Carma system will match you with neighbors or colleagues going your way. The journey costs are shared, with rider payments (just $0.20 per mile) automatically transferred into the driver’s account.

Download the free Carma Carpooling app today and get $5 in credit, plus a $10 Amazon gift card after you take your first trip.

 
For more info. visit Car.ma/SFBay or contact carma@climateprotection.org
 

WeGo Sonoma

WeGo Sonoma - Sonoma County Ride Sharing

We’re excited to see ridesharing gain traction in Sonoma County

Carpool with me. Join the "Sustainable Enterprise Conf" group on Avego.

Get the app here!

Area Hotels

Doubletree Hotel (about 4 miles)
Starting at $219 + tax per night
1 Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Brionna - (707) 586-4614
Front Desk - (707) 584-5466
DoubleTree Reservations

Hampton Inn (about 3 miles)
$118 and up + tax per night
6248 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 586-9700

Best Western Inn (about 4 miles)
$89 and up + tax per night
6500 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 584-7435

Even More Santa Rosa Area Hotels

The City of Santa Rosa - Earth Day 2013

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The City of Santa Rosa invites you to Earth Day 2013 – this is an opportunity for local organizations and businesses to promote environmental sustainability, which may include: green business, green building, water-use efficiency, renewable energy, fair trade, healthy lifestyle, sustainable homes, organic gardening, do-it-yourself projects, community resources, and more.

For more infomation about Earth Day and other events that are happening please visitwww.srcity.org/earthday

If you have any questions contact Jann Trumbly at 707.543.3395 or email at jtrumbly@srcity.org

Indigenous Sample Sale - Organic + Fair trade Fashion

Indigenous Sample Sale

December 8 from 10AM to 4PM get great deals (that's 60%-70% off!) at the Indigenous Designs warehouse sale. The latest in Organic + Fair Trade contemporary styles along with one-of-a-kind designs and colors.

2250 Apollo Way #400 in Santa Rosa, CA | (707) 571-7811 | http://www.indigenous.com/

The Good Company

The Good CompanyAuthored by Robert Girling 

In THE GOOD COMPANY, Business Professor Robert Girling shares 18 inspiring case studies of new as well as established companies and social enterprises from around the world that are making our planet better by meeting human needs of their employees, suppliers and customers. The companies in the book meet the environmental challenge by developing sustainable technologies and production systems.

Professor Girling states why we need companies to restore our communities, repair our ecosystems, and provide meaningful work. In plain language, the author explores the nature of companies in today's economy, why we need a new type of corporation, and the organizations leading the movement toward change. 

THE GOOD COMPANY has good news: there are a growing number of companies-good companies- that are healing the world by giving back to the community and introducing planet-saving innovations. And here's the bottom line Good Companies are profitable.

Jobs & Businesses in Core Green Economy

We're pleased to announce the participation of Tracey Grose in the 2012 program. Tracey direcrted the production of the 2012 Many Shades of Green and the soon to be released 2012 California Green Innovation Index. She has in-depth analytical experience in the study of regional economies with unique expertise in the emerging green economy and the global economy. 

Tracey will be presenting on the Many Shades of Green: California’s Shift to a Cleaner More Productive Economy (www.next10.org). This study provides a comprehensive, bottom-up accounting of California’s Core Green Economy. The state’s Core Green Economy is represented by businesses involved in the clean energy sector, those that provide goods and/or services to conserve natural resources, and those that cut pollution and/or repurpose/recycle. Many Shades of Green systematically tracks the most recent available data on employment, business establishments, location, and growth across every green sector and region of California. (press release)

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