Marin’s Green Business Incubator

Starting a new business has always been a very tough, and sometimes very lonely, job. But today, North Bay innovators now have someone on their side.  The Venture Greenhouse is an initiative of Dominican University, partnering with the city of San Rafael and a long list of support organizations, service providers and investor groups. It was conceived […]

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RideScout app compares all the ways to get around the Bay Area!

Want to know how long it will take you to go from your home to work and to know all the available transportation means, including walking and biking?  Well then you need the free  RideScout app for iOS or Android.  Check out this review on treehugger.com and give it a try.  I did and came […]

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Improve Your Carpooling Karma

Carma is a new FaceBook & SmartPhone-based system for turning your carbon-reducing good intentions into reality.  Now it’s available in the Bay Area and the Transportation Authority of Marin is helping to promote it. (It’s been up and running successfully in Washington, DC, Austin, TX and several European cities  for a while.) Once you’ve signed up and downloaded […]

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Required Reading on Climate

Bill McKibbon’s July 2012 paper in Rolling Stone, “Global Warming’s Terrible New Math” is rapidly evolving from just a well-researched piece on climate change to a possible “tipping point.” We may look back in a few years and say that this paper was the catalyst that (with a little help from last year’s extreme weather) finally inspired a […]

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TRAVELING BY AIR? USE CARBON OFFSETS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Air travel is a large and growing source of greenhouse gases.Given that this and other human activity is now causing global climate change, as well as the current planetary mass-extinction of species, we need to find ways to minimize and offset our personal contribution to greenhouse emissions. But how? RECs! (Renewable Energy Credits) and Air […]

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25 Years of Earth’s Changing Landscape

Watch this video that shows, using Google Earth, some significant changes on our planet in the last 25 years.  What does the next 25 have in store? 25 Years of Change    

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Megaflood Coming to California?

On Christmas Eve in 1861 a giant Pacific storm moved into California.  It rained for the next 43 days, and when it was over the central valley had been turned into inland sea 300 miles long. The January Scientific American examines the history of this event. For  most of the years since 1861 it has been […]

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The Zero Waste Home (video)

Here’s a great resource for tips about reducing your personal waste impact and working toward Zero Waste living.  A few years ago, the Johnson family of Mill Valley decided to stop talking about sustainable living and to start walking the talk.  They  re-engineered all the details of their life until they achieved their goal of true Zero […]

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