Sustainable Business Alliance
The Sustainable Business Alliance is a membership organization for companies committed to greater environmental and socially responsible business practices. Our members are a diverse community of over 100 sustainable businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. We strengthen our businesses through networking, education, and partnership opportunities. We learn from and support each other through strong community and collaboration.
Our mission is to promote sustainable business practices, nurture the environmentally-committed business sector, advocate the environmentally progressive policies, and improve the environmental profile of economic activity in the East Bay.
If you are already implementing sustainable practices in your business, or would like to learn more about greening your business, consider membership in our growing network of eco conscious entrepreneurs.
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From out friends at Green For All:
The contest, hosted by Green For All, creatively showcases the promise and opportunity of the inclusive green economy, through art. From hip hop tracks about green-collar jobs to posters depicting thriving cityscapes, we've selected more than 40 finalists.
Now it's up to a popular vote to determine who takes home the Grand Prize: $1,000 and a professionally produced video of the winning artist's story.
Vote now for your favorite video, audio and image from the green economy!
From our friends at Green for All:
This week marks a major milestone for our movement.
Cities and states are beginning to report how many jobs have been created locally through funding from President Obama's Recovery Act. And today, the government released the first job creation numbers, covering just 1.5% of total Recovery investments.
With just this first small glimpse, and less than 50% of the Recovery money distributed, we are already seeing amazing victories for green jobs from across the country.
In Portland, Oregon, cutting edge use of Recovery funds will create thousands of good clean-energy jobs for low-income workers, weatherize 100,000 homes, and launch the first model of paying for home weatherization through utility bills.
Green For All is proud to partner with the City of Portland on this landmark project!
Join us next Thursday, along with Mayor Adams of Portland and Margie Harris, Executive Director of the Energy Trust of Oregon, to discuss the Portland project:
National Call: Recovery Innovation in Portland
Thursday, October 22nd
10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern
Click here to RSVP
Oakland based Green For All is hosting a national briefing call to talk about the next steps to get the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act passed through Committee and the Senate. They will also discuss the bill and its significance.
Speakers on the call:
- Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Green For All
- Mark Ayers, AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department
- Madeline Janis, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
- Jessy Tolkan, Energy Action Coalition
Join our National Briefing Call
Monday, October 5th
12 pm Pacific / 3 pm Eastern
Green For All's Capital Access Program (CAP) is pleased to announce the release of its premiere publication â€“ "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: A Guide for Small Businesses and Nonprofits." This guide is intended to educate and direct businesses and nonprofits on opportunities to access funding and support from the Recovery Act. We will be hosting a webinar on September 9, 2009 at 4pm EDT. The webinar is being co-hosted by Tides Center, AEO and Green America. Our goal is to highlight emerging opportunities to leverage stimulus dollars, and to offer examples of best practices from across the country.
Date: Wednesday, September 9th
Time: 1 pm Pacific / 4 pm Eastern
Green for All has produced a dramatic new video for promoting the green economy. To learn more and take action to build the green economy, visit Green for All.
From our friends at Green For All:
When they return on September 8, the Senate will tackle historic legislation that could create new jobs and opportunities in a clean energy economy while imposing strong new standards that limit global warming pollution.
Let's give them something to think about while they're home.
First on their minds should be our degrading environment and families struggling in these tough economic times.
The Senate must pass a strong climate and energy bill that shifts us away from a fossil fuel economy and ensures access to quality jobs and job training for communities in need.
Along with strong environmental provisions, the bill must include:
1. The Green Construction Careers Demonstration Project
A provision that would create middle class careers in the green economy for low-income Americans by improving access to, and the quality of, jobs in construction - the sector that will see the most job creation as we invest in (literally) building a green economy.
2. Funding for The Green Jobs Act
An existing program that ensures workers suffering the worst effects of the recession and of pollution will get the training and support they need to prepare for family-sustaining careers and that businesses will get the skilled workers they need to compete in the green economy.
Tell Your Senators to Pass a Strong Climate and Energy Bill this Fall.
You have power. When you stood up last month, the House of Representatives responded by passing the American Clean Energy and Security Act with our provisions included. Now it's the Senate's turn.
We've fought hard to get to this point and it would not have happened without you. Getting over the finish line will not be easy. We will need your strength and support in the coming months.
Thank you for standing with us.
Chief Executive Officer
Green For All
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Be the face of the Green Jobs movement! Take a stand for People and the Planet by transforming your picture into a Green Jobs Icon. Then post it as your profile picture on social networking websites, and use it on community materials to show your support for the movement in your community. Get started. And Tell a Friend!
Inspirational speech by Van Jones given at the Green For All Conference in Washington D.C. Van tells us to be brave, and to recognize the green jobs movement is really about people coming together for the well being of the community. Oakland already misses you Van!
From our friends at Green For All:
Congress is deciding right now what to include in the economic "stimulus and recovery" package it will pass in the new year. This stimulus has the potential to create good, green jobs for America - but only if Congress includes full funding for the Green Jobs Act.
Please help us convince our national leaders to fund the Green Jobs Act as part of America's rescue package.
The Green Jobs Act will create green pathways out of poverty in this country. Working with allies, Green For All got the program included in the Energy Bill of 2007. Bush signed the program into law last December. But he failed to include a penny for it in his 2008 budget proposal.
Congress can finally jumpstart this desperately needed program by dedicating $250 million or more in the economic stimulus bill.
The Green Jobs Act will help approximately 25,000 people a year get training in green trades. Trainees could then get employed installing solar panels, weatherizing and retrofitting buildings, working in the wind industry and doing other important work.
Many people in our communities are between jobs now. Some are coming home from wars - or prisons. They deserve an economic future in the only part of the economy likely to grow soon: the green energy sector.
There is a lot of TALK about green jobs. But there is only one authorized federal program designed to provide training for those jobs: The Green Jobs Act. It needs full funding.
President-elect Barack Obama is committed to a clean energy transformation. Let's expand the number of people who can benefit from the jobs and investment that will flow from the green economy revolution.
Help us convince Congress to do the right thing by sending a letter TODAY. Thanks.
Green For All
Green for All has released two new tools to engage people around the country in community, discussion, and action: The Green Collar Economy book and a chapter-by-chapter video companion guide with the author Van Jones.
Use the book and guide to organize friends, neighbors, or colleagues, and spark dialogue about how to bring an inclusive green economy to your neighborhood, town, or city.
Whether you are already part of a community group, book club, or school, or want to start something new, these guides will help you generate ideas and actions.
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