Archive for July 2008

Spotlight: Current State

Current State is a real-time energy use monitoring system and timer for powered devices combined into one. The Current State system is made up of two parts, a mobile application for you cell phone, which allows you to control and monitor electricity use from anywhere, and a series of Plug-Ends that give you control over…

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CF: West Coast Green

California’s “cleantech capital” lands green building conference San Jose has attracted yet another ally in its drive to become the navel of global cleantech. West Coast Green, an annual residential green building conference, is relocating to San Jose for its September event and adding a strong “cleantech” focus to its agenda. In October 2007, San…

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Black Star Project rolls into year 4 of Million Father March

The Million Father March has grown out of recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of Black students.  A father who actively participates in the educational and social development life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable.  A 2004 summary study by The Parent Institute showed that at schools where teachers reported…

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re:vision re:connect

“What if living in a city was a safe, healthy, beautiful experience that enriched both the community and the environment?” Re:Vision asks this question as they challenge people to think of the urban experience they truly want. Their mission is based on the understanding that nature has provided us everything we need to exist in…

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Julia Butterfly Hill – translating inspiration into action

A little gem from our recently concluded ABC event… [dailymotion id=x5uzmm] Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a 1,000 year-old redwood tree for two years without touching the ground, as part of a successful call worldwide attention to the destruction of California’s ancient redwoods. She has addressed the U.N., Congress, and ongoing environmental and social justice…

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