Tag Archives: environmental

The Green Chamber of Commerce

Did you know there is a Green Chamber of Commerce?

Apparently, the US Chamber of Commerce is not very environmentally conscious.  Apple and Pacific Gas recently pulled out of the US Chamber due to this fact.

The Green Chamber advocates for green public policy.  They have green networking events, member-to-member benefits, political advocacy, membership directory and partnerships with green media, certification agencies and advocacy groups.

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Air Force bases booming with green biz

SACRAMENTO – As military bases close because of realignment, many are becoming nothing more than wastelands and Superfund sites. But not in northern California. McClellan. Mather. George. Castle. March. All names with a military past and all on the EPA’s radar to clean what was left behind after years of government service. But the good news is green news, as in the former Air Force bases becoming magnets for green business. Especially true with McClellan, where everything from solar panels to net-energy housing to newspaper recycling has become part of a once-busy landscape filled with aircraft and the machines of the military. This is certainly great news for Northern Nevada too, as the economy begins ramp up and investment money thaws. See the article at http://www.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123192413

Video: Erin Kotecki Vest on blogging

Last week was Journalism Week at the University of Nevada, Reno. Instead of the editors and reporters from newspapers around the country that the Reynolds School of Journalism usually asks to speak at the event, this year the schedule took a twist.

Dr. Stuart Brown spoke to us about the importance of play in everything we do, including disseminating the news. Luis Vasquez-Ajmac discussed public relations and marketing, as well as building brands via focusing in our your audience and using online tactics. Caesar Andrews gave an interactive forum about ethics – do ethics change on and off the web? Jeff Howe presented the concept of crowdsourcing, a term he coined to describe the user-generated generation.

The event wrapped up with Erin Kotecki Vest, a self-described traditional journalist turned blogger. She writes for BlogHer.com, as well as QueenofSpainBlog.com. She told the UNR students to have no fear and to start blogging and putting ourselves out there. “Don’t wait for an internship,” she said. “Create your own.” Blogging is a great way to promote your business and keep in touch with friends and family spread across the world. Vest called it her “virtual cup of sugar”.

So, maybe you’ve learned how to create a blog via WordPress or another blog program, but then what? We asked Erin Kotecki Vest the same question.

What do you do to create traffic to your blog? How did you find out about nvgreenbiz?

Entrepreneur and Small Business Expo March 12

RENO – Ready to pull the trigger on that new green business idea? Contrary to what the biz pages may indicate, tough times can be good times for starting new ventures. And one of the “must attend” events for budding business owners will take place at the Atlantis on Friday, March 12, 2010 – the Entrepreneur and Small Business Expo is free and open to the public. Dozens of vendors will be waiting for you, ready to dole out advice and optimism. Whether or not your business idea is based in environmental or green, many of the necessary hurdles will be waiting to help you climb over and get up and running. Hey, it’s free!!! For more info, go to www.ncetexpo.com or www.eweeknevada.com.

Northern Nevada Environmental Professionals meet

Anyone interested in the environment and northern Nevada should think about attending the Northern Nevada Environmental Professionals meeting at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Meeting locations are on a to-be-determined basis. To find out more, call Ty Whitaker at 828-1991.