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04 September 2014

Work for a recognized green business: Carbon Lighthouse

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Work for a recognized green business: Carbon Lighthouse

Carbon Lighthouse is a recognized green business that provides services and expert assitance to make it profitable for buildings to become carbon neutral. Reducing carbon emissions lowers energy costs, saving money.

Carbon Lighthouse is hiring several experienced, mission-driven sales professionals as Project Developers. Backgrounds in real estate, finance, solar, or related energy fields are preferred but not required.  Check out the job description here for more details and information.

04 January 2014

Congratulations to our 56 recognized Green Businesses of 2013!

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Great job recognized Green Businesses!

Congratulations to our 56 recognized Green Businesses of 2013!

We would like to say congratulations to our 56 recognized Green Businesses of 2013!  We celebrate your dedication, hardwork, and support of Green Business!

Check them all out on our green business directory.

ARTÉMIA Communications, Inc. Bi-Rite Market Divisadero
Opower EDesignC Incorporated Engineering Design Collaborative
GCL Solar Energy Inc. Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc.
URS Aquarium of the Bay
Dogpatch Biofuels Keetsa Eco-Friendly Mattress
EOS Climate Triage Consulting Group
RISE-AND-SHINE STUDIO Chloe Fine Arts Gallery
Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP Greener Cleaners
William Duff Architects SRT Consultants
Mission Motor Company Triple Tree
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Barkley Court Reporters
Heath-Newton LLP The Rosebud Agency
Earthjustice Genability
Greenhome.com metro services
TheGreenOffice.com Pier2 Marketing
Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Jamber Wine Pub
Global Gourmet Catering Pollinator Partnership
Gast Architects Upsolar America, Inc.
Bedrock 3Degrees
REACH The Future 450 Architects
Champsee Solutions One Pot Kitchen
Everything Eco-Store Nature Trip
Alter Eco Americas, PBC Mazzetti
Flowers of the Month Club Signature Home Cleaning
AECOM San Francisco Japan Janitorial Service Group
FENNIE+MEHL ARCHITECTS TerraPass
Cypress Private Security Cook & Company, CPA
McCown & Evans LLP Thirsty Bear

17 August 2013

ThirstyBear Brewing Energy Case Study

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Check out ThirstyBear Brewing's New Energy Case Study

ThirstyBear Brewing Energy Case Study

The SF Energy Watch team put together a great new case study on one of our SF Green Businesses, ThirstyBear Brewing Co. They retrofitted their entire 18,000 sq ft restaurant to LED lighting for an annual savings of $16,123 and payback time of only 9 months! To help them cover the costs, they received an incentive through SF Energy Watch for over $10,000! 

If you want to find out how to be more energy efficient and save, contact SF Energy Watch at (415) 355-3769 (sfenergywatch.org).

For more information on the SF Green Business Program, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

11 March 2013

Project Zero - VonChurch, Inc. Hosting Zero Waste Campaign for Month of March

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Project Zero - VonChurch, Inc. Hosting Zero Waste Campaign for Month of March

Guest Author:  Carrie Gaydos, Community Manager at VonChurch, Inc.

VonChurch, Inc. - a SF Green Business situated in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood is experimenting with a month-long zero waste campaign (Project Zero) starting...now.

VonChurch, Inc. is the first for-profit company in the San Francisco Bay Area to attempt a genuine zero waste campaign. For the month of March, the organization will be attempting to produce as close to zero waste as possible. Following a trip to the SF Recology Center and Transfer Station last summer, the staff pledged their effort. VonChurch is of the mind, putting the term "Green" on something might help people sleep at night, but it is not a solution. There is true passion behind the project. As an organization deep-rooted in the Digital Entertainment Industry,  VonChurch could be part of the problem; the staff believe small changes in regular business practices and personal routines can make a difference. Little steps add up to make big change, they figure. By facilitating the project, VonChurch hopes to inspire a new audience - rather than preach to the choir.

How is VonChurch defining the term "zero waste"? Waste is garbage which would otherwise be going to the landfill. The ultimate goal is to have created an effective sense of awareness and to guide environmental decision-making. 

VonChurch, Inc. equipped staff for success with a Project Zero survival kit (stainless steel water bottle, container for food, lunch box, and silverware). VonChurch connected with local Environmentalists to educate staff on proper waste management - recycling vs. compost vs. garbage. In February, VonChurch Community Manager reached out to Dogpatch restaurants and  coffeeshops to explain the project and the lunch boxes. 

VonChurch is blogging for the duration of the month. The blog will discuss their experience and setup a blueprint for other companies, who might like to create their own Project Zero. Follow it here

C.E.O., Alexander Churchill, and team measured their current daily waste, before March. "Because if we measure it, we can see the change. We know it is not going to be easy. In fact, we have the same issue most modern businesses face - people who don't care, don't know, or don't have the time to care or know. And we do not want to make the project a nightmare for staff, we want to create an environment in which it is just easier to do the right thing..."

 The reality is: if people change the way they think for just a little while, and maybe start to take on some new habits, then the project will have had real success.

03 July 2012

Congratulations to our latest office VonChurch!

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Congratulations to our latest office VonChurch!

Congratulations VonChurch! 

VonChurch is a San Francisco-based recruiting firm working exclusively within the Digital Entertainment Industry. VonChurch offers contract and permanent staffing solutions on a global level. Fueled by the passion to create and play, our culture is an elusive balance of focus and imagination.

27 June 2012

Congratulations to our newest Green Businesses: The Jim Joseph Foundation, The Design Partnership and Doc's Clock!

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Congratulations to our newest Green Businesses: The Jim Joseph Foundation, The Design Partnership and Doc's Clock!

Congratulations to The Jim Joseph Foundation and The Design Partnership, the latest members of our growing Green Business Community!

Also, congratulations to Doc's Clock on thier membership renewal as a Green Business!

 

22 May 2012

Congratulations to our newest recognized Green Business: Ardica Technologies and Bi-Rite Creamery

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Congratulations to our newest recognized Green Business: Ardica Technologies and Bi-Rite Creamery

 

Congradulations to Ardica Technologies and Bi-Rite Creamery, the latest memebers of our growing Green Business community! 

08 May 2012

Congratulations to our newest recognized Green Business: Grid-Net and Obscura Digital

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Grid-Net and Obscura Digital have been recognized by the City & County of San Francisco through the San Francisco Green Business Program.

Congratulations to our newest recognized Green Business: Grid-Net and Obscura Digital

Congradulations to Grid-Net and Obscura Digital and Grid-Net the latest memebers of our growing Green Business community! 

25 April 2012

Congratulations to our newest recognized Green Business: BARS + TONE (BNT, LLC)

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Congratulations to our newest recognized Green Business:  BARS + TONE (BNT, LLC)

BARS + TONE (BNT, LLC) has been recognized by the City & County of San Francisco through the San Francisco Green Business Program.

BARS+TONE (BNT, LLC) is a Digital Agency, specializing in innovative and effective creative video production, online media, visual effects and social engagement strategies.

Congratulations to BARS + TONE (BNT, LLC) the latest member of our growing green business community!

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