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The Colorado River’s $26 Billion Economy Recovers as River Once Again Reaches the Gulf of California
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(3BL Media) Denver, CO - July 19, 2012 - This could be the headline of the near future if Americans heed the call today and take action to save the Colorado River.

In an effort to engage the arid southwestern United States in the importance of water conservation and river protection, The Redford Center, along with partners Save The Colorado, New Belgium Brewing, Patagonia, and Clif Bar announces a summer 7-city southwestern US screening tour of the documentary film WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West.

2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit Insights: Video Interview with Karen Baker, State of California

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The 3BL Media video team was on location at the 2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit to capture footage and insights from the annual event. This series of videos captures comments from thought leaders and practitioners about effective community involvement programs.

Calling All Nonprofits: Does Your Video Tell a Powerful Story?

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Did you know that by the end if 2012, videos will account for 50 percent of all Internet traffic?

Online videos are powerful storytelling tools. Many nonprofits are using them to attract donors and volunteers, and to multiply the impact they can have on the people and communities they serve.

As a sponsor of the 2012 DoGooder Nonprofit Awards, Cisco will get a chance to recognize four nonprofits that have successfully used video to create meaningful, positive change.

GE Increases Stake in eSolar; New Brightsource Project Includes Energy Storage

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GE has always been a great supporter of the development of solar power. Recently, GE increased its commitment with an additional $40 million investment in solar thermal company eSolar. GE first announced plans to invest an undisclosed amount in eSolar in June. eSolar's technology fills a crucial gap in GE's energy portfolio, allowing it to sell power plants that run on solar during the day and natural gas at night. GE and eSolar are targeting sales to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the U.S., and they are working on a 530 MW project in Turkey with investor and developer MetCap Energy.

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GE has always been a great supporter of the development of solar power. Recently, GE increased its commitment with an additional $40 million investment in solar thermal company eSolar. GE first announced plans to invest an undisclosed amount in eSolar in June. eSolar's technology fills a crucial gap in GE's energy portfolio, allowing it to sell power plants that run on solar during the day and natural gas at night. GE and eSolar are targeting sales to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the U.S., and they are working on a 530 MW project in Turkey with investor and developer MetCap Energy.

A Greener Way For San Jose

An Interview With San Jose Councilmember Ash Kalra
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Our guest is Councilmember Ash Kalra, who talks with host Alex Wise about the successes and challenges of promoting environmentally sound policy in a city that’s one of the most ethnically and economically diverse in the nation

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Our guest is Councilmember Ash Kalra, who talks with host Alex Wise about the successes and challenges of promoting environmentally sound policy in a city that’s one of the most ethnically and economically diverse in the nation

The Changing State of Solar Power in California

Solar rebates are declining in California while new businesses like solar brokers emerge here and elsewhere
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From Glenn Croston's blog at Cleantechies:

California State Senate Passes Bill Banning Use of Styrofoam Food Containers

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Styrofoam containers have reached near iconic status as symbols of rampant pollution.  They take hundreds of years to biodegrade, contain suspected carcinogens, and are not accepted in the vast majority of recycling programs nationwide.  In response to these and other concerns, the California Senate has voted to approve a recent bill authored by Sen.

Community Choice Aggregation: A Sexy Idea With An Unsexy Name

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A California law passed in 2002 allows communities served by private utilities to bring citizens together who want to get more renewable energy than is required by law and maybe quit supporting nuclear. That’s what motivated Marin County, which lies just north of San Francisco, CA, and seven of its cities.

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A California law passed in 2002 allows communities served by private utilities to bring citizens together who want to get more renewable energy than is required by law and maybe quit supporting nuclear. That’s what motivated Marin County, which lies just north of San Francisco, CA, and seven of its cities.

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