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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.

Lake Forest Baseball Training Academy Doubles as Homeless Youth Center

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Homeless youth center in California making a difference with support from the UPS Foundation.

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Homeless youth center in California making a difference with support from the UPS Foundation.

The Proposition 23 Jobs Battle: Choosing to Flight Climate Change or Create Jobs. Or Do Both.

Who says we can't create jobs and save the world at the same time?
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This election season one of the most contentious battles in California is over Proposition 23 which proposes to roll back and delay the implementation of AB32, California’s landmark bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Those in favor of Proposition 23 say we can’t afford to implement AB32 and fight climate change now, that it will cost us jobs. The measure would delay AB32 until the state’s unemployment rate falls to 5.5% for a whole year. Others say that Proposition 23 (delaying AB32) will do just the opposite, killing jobs, while AB32 would be the job creator. Their positions appear diametrically opposed, total opposites. Who is right? 

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This election season one of the most contentious battles in California is over Proposition 23 which proposes to roll back and delay the implementation of AB32, California’s landmark bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Those in favor of Proposition 23 say we can’t afford to implement AB32 and fight climate change now, that it will cost us jobs. The measure would delay AB32 until the state’s unemployment rate falls to 5.5% for a whole year. Others say that Proposition 23 (delaying AB32) will do just the opposite, killing jobs, while AB32 would be the job creator. Their positions appear diametrically opposed, total opposites. Who is right? 

First Products Pass New Stricter VOC Standard for Homes

by Tom Lent of the Pharos Project and the Healthy Building Network
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by Tom Lent
 
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has released their first Indoor Advantage Gold certifications for products meeting the new, tougher residential criteria under Version 1.1 of the 01350 specification (see the new certificate here). The State of California made several revisions to the 01350 standard early this year including:
  1. Tightening the formaldehyde standard to meet new California state guidelines and

Valero, Tesoro and Occidental Face Shareholder Pressure for California Proposition 23 Support

Investors File Resolutions Challenging Company Political Spending Policies and Procedures
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Responding to the oil companies’ financial backing for California’s controversial Proposition 23, investors today announced they have filed shareholder resolutions with Occidental Petroleum (Occidental), Valero Energy Corp. (Valero) and Tesoro Corporation (Tesoro) requesting Board-level review and oversight of the companies’ political expenditures and policies. Proposition 23 aims to suspend California’s landmark global warming law and, if passed, would undermine national efforts to reduce pollution causing climate change.

 

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Responding to the oil companies’ financial backing for California’s controversial Proposition 23, investors today announced they have filed shareholder resolutions with Occidental Petroleum (Occidental), Valero Energy Corp. (Valero) and Tesoro Corporation (Tesoro) requesting Board-level review and oversight of the companies’ political expenditures and policies. Proposition 23 aims to suspend California’s landmark global warming law and, if passed, would undermine national efforts to reduce pollution causing climate change.

 

Portioning California's Water for Farms, Fish, and Families

What food professionals, chefs, restaurateurs, and consumers should know about urgent water issues in California
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Forum on Water for Farms, Fish, and Families -- What food professionals, chefs, restaurateurs, and consumers should know about urgent water issues in California
 
When:   October 4, 2010, Wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m, followed by a moderated panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.
 
Where: The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 320, Berkeley, CA 94704

Cost:   Admission is $20 per person; $10 for students with valid student ID.

Tickets available through EventBrite or at the door.

Order tickets here.

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Forum on Water for Farms, Fish, and Families -- What food professionals, chefs, restaurateurs, and consumers should know about urgent water issues in California
 
When:   October 4, 2010, Wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m, followed by a moderated panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.
 
Where: The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 320, Berkeley, CA 94704

Cost:   Admission is $20 per person; $10 for students with valid student ID.

Tickets available through EventBrite or at the door.

Order tickets here.

California Companies in BICEP Coalition Urge Prop. 23 “No” Vote

Ballot Measure Would Cost Jobs, Investment; Risk California’s Market Lead in One of 21st Century’s Great Emerging Industries
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California-based Levi Strauss & Co., eBay Inc., Symantec, Clif Bar & Company and The North Face – all internationally known brand names – today urged California voters to reject the Proposition 23 ballot initiative. They said it would effectively kill the state’s landmark air pollution and clean energy law – and with it the kind of technological innovation opportunities that create many jobs.

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California-based Levi Strauss & Co., eBay Inc., Symantec, Clif Bar & Company and The North Face – all internationally known brand names – today urged California voters to reject the Proposition 23 ballot initiative. They said it would effectively kill the state’s landmark air pollution and clean energy law – and with it the kind of technological innovation opportunities that create many jobs.

Energy and Transportation: Kilowatt Ours

World Centric Film Series, Fall 2010
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We're back again, by popular demand! Don't miss our third "Films of Hope and Vision" film series presenting Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Engergize America by Jeff Barrie, this upcoming Friday, September 24.

Provocative films and great discussion! 

Free Friday Night Film Series at World Centric, 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.  Sponsored by Silicon Valley Action Network, Transition Silicon Valley, World Centric, Acterra, and Transition Palo Alto.

World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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We're back again, by popular demand! Don't miss our third "Films of Hope and Vision" film series presenting Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Engergize America by Jeff Barrie, this upcoming Friday, September 24.

Provocative films and great discussion! 

Free Friday Night Film Series at World Centric, 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.  Sponsored by Silicon Valley Action Network, Transition Silicon Valley, World Centric, Acterra, and Transition Palo Alto.

World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306

CSR Minute Special Report: Christine Arena at BSR Conference, San Francisco, CA

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

theCSRminute can be seen daily on 3BL Media’s CSR Network—the largest network of CSR channels across the internet, on Reuters Project Insider, and right here on the 3BL Media website. 

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

theCSRminute can be seen daily on 3BL Media’s CSR Network—the largest network of CSR channels across the internet, on Reuters Project Insider, and right here on the 3BL Media website. 

CSR Minute: CA Solar Capacity, Web Search for Charity, Philly's Solar-Powered Trash Compactors

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant CSR news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

theCSRminute can be seen daily on 3BL Media’s CSR Network—the largest network of CSR channels across the internet, on Reuters Insider (rolling out to over two million subscribers worldwide), and right here on the 3BL Media website.

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant CSR news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

theCSRminute can be seen daily on 3BL Media’s CSR Network—the largest network of CSR channels across the internet, on Reuters Insider (rolling out to over two million subscribers worldwide), and right here on the 3BL Media website.

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