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Earthsite Partners with Green Geeks, the Leading Green Energy Web Host

logo@2xAt Earthsite we have always been committed to being as Green and Sustainable as we can be.  We do our best to pass this on to our clients as well. Recently, we teamed up with GreenGeek.com, the leading green energy web host, to provide hosting services to our clients.

Why is this important?  According to the GreenGeeks.com website, “Each web hosting server produces 1390 pounds of CO2 each year…web hosting services is estimated to be greater than 400% each year for the foreseeable future.”  As information technology continues to grow, it is expected to exceed the airline industry in environmental pollution.  Yikes!

Green Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual Celebration

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Earthsite has been a proud member of the San Francisco Green Chamber of Commerce for over three years.  Earthsite’s Co-founder, Stacie Shepp, served on the board of the Green Chamber for a year before serving as the 2011 Interim Executive Director.

The Green Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 4th Annual Celebration this month.  This year’s event, Back to Basics, Black & White Gala looks like it will be a incredible event that you won’t want to miss!

Date:
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Location:
EEFG, Inc. Headquarters, 657 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105

Time: 
7pm – 10pm (VIP Cocktail Hour 6pm – 7pm)

Earthsite Endorses California Clean Jobs Act

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Earthsite is proud to announce that we have endorsed the California Clean Energy Jobs Act. This act will close a giant corporate tax loophole and create clean energy jobs for California.

According to their website, “An outrageous tax loophole allows out-of-state corporations to pay lower taxes in California, costing our state a billion dollars a year. This loophole actually rewards companies for creating jobs outside of California. The California Clean Energy Jobs Act closes this loophole by forcing out-of-state corporations to pay their fair share, bringing in much-needed state revenue that will be invested in clean energy and energy efficiency projects, create good-paying jobs, and help fund our schools.”

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Sustainable Enterprise Conference 2012

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Earthsite’s team will be at the Sustainable Enterprise Conference this Friday, May 11, 2012 in Rohnert Park, CA.  This conference which is in it’s seventh year, is a great place for businesses, academic, government and non-profit organizations in the San Francisco North Bay to network and learn about how to transition to economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

Earthsite’s founder Joey Shepp, will be speaking at this year’s conference in a workshop called:  Sustainable Work: Stay Sane, Increase Productivity and Live Longer in the Information Age.

The Sustainable Enterprise Conference is held at the Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center in Rohnert Park, CA.

To purchase tickets visit the Sustainable Enterprise Conference website.  

Green Festival To Hold First New York Event April 21-22

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Green Festivals is kicking off the 2012 year this spring with it’s first ever event in New York City on Earth Day weekend April 21-22.  Green Festival®, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, is the nation’s premier sustainability event, where you will see the best in green.

The event will be held at Javits Center North located at 11th Ave between 39th and 40th Streets.  There will be eight stages with over 125 visionary speakers including:  Amy Goodman, Van Jones, and Russell Simmons. Over 300 exhibitors will be showcasing their green products and services giving attendees a great opportunity to learn more about going green.

For more information and to download an event guide visit GreenFestivals.org.  This is an event you’ll not want to miss!

YourGardenShow.com Announced as Finalist for the SXSW Interactive Awards

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The 14th Annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Awards has named YourGardenShow.com a finalist in the 2011 Community Award category. SXSW has singled out the gardening site as one of five “social networks and wikis that have quickly developed an extraordinarily active multi-user community and an exceptional following of users.”

The winner will be revealed at the Interactive Awards ceremony on Tuesday evening, March 15, in Austin, Texas. YourGardenShow.com joins finalists Groupon, The Johnny Cash Project and PBS.

The world’s first social media platform dedicated to gardens and their cultivators,YourGardenShow.com is an easy-to-use, fun site that connects gardeners with knowledge, tools and resources, while inspiring new and seasoned gardeners to share their gardens and experience. YourGardenShow’s mission is to grow the global gardening footprint, supporting local gardeners and helping build stronger, healthier communities. Membership is free and open to all.

YourGardenShow.com will be present to participate in the Interactive portion of the SXSW event, where the focus is on forward-thinking technology and creative development. The Community Award nomination is a testament to the rapidly growing interest in all things gardening and signals a huge step for gardeners, foodies and nature lovers worldwide.


About SXSW:
SXSW is a Music, Film, and Interactive conference and festival in Austin, Texas. It is a 9-day, one-of-a-kind cultural event, attracting over 20,000 registrants for a “unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies.” SXSW Interactive has become the foremost event in social media, and the festival has a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies. Twitter launched at SXSW Interactive in 2007.

Win a Free Home Solar System

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Our client Real Goods Solar just launched this sweepstakes! If you are a California or Colorado homeowner we invite you to apply.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

Void where prohibited. Open to homeowners in California and Colorado. See Official Rules for Eligibility. Promotion begins on July 23rd, 2010 at 6pm PST and ends on September 15th, 2010 at 6pm PST. One Grand Prize consisting of a Real Goods Solar Home Solar Electric System up to 4 kW in size (ARV: $30,000.00) will be awarded to winner. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on number ofeligible entries received. Additional terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. Official Sponsor: Real Goods Solar, Inc., 27 Simms Street, San Rafael, CA 94901.

Enter Here>>>>

Joomla! Preferred Extensions and Group Open Forum

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On Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Earthsite will be hosting this month’s Joomla! Users Group North Bay event.

If you are a Joomla developer in the San Francisco North Bay, join us!

Networking 6:30; Meetup and Group Forum 7 to 9pm

We will be discussing core extensions that are used once the Joomla! framework has been installed. Also the plugins that can extend the functionality of these extensions. To pay or not to pay, some you may need to buy and we will discuss why. This will be mainly an open forum format, everyone will have time to share their preferred extensions, website projects and ask questions about current Joomla related projects they are working on.

RSVP>>>

 

Sustainable Brands ’10

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Are you heading down to Monterey this week for Sustainable Brands ’10? If so, don’t miss the founder of Earthsite, Joey Shepp. Joey will be speaking on a panel Thursday afternoon from 3:15-4:15.

Advice From the Experts on Social Media Engagement

Nick Aster, Founder, Triple Pundit
Kevin Long Co-Founder, Justmeans
Joey Shepp Founder, Earthsite
Sandy Skees President/Founder, Communications4Good

If you would like to meet up with Joey before Thursday at the conference, send us a message.

Dominican University of CA to Host 2010 CA Governor’s Debate

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Earthsite is excited to announce that our client Dominican University of California in association with the NBC Universal owned-and-operated California television stations, announced today that it intends to host the 2010 Governor’s debate in October at Angelico Hall. Earthsite will be in charge of the social media campaign for the event.

“As we prepare to choose a new leader, Californians are looking for information. As an institution of higher education that for the past 120 years has educated thousands of Californians, Dominican is delighted to offer a platform for the candidates to address the complex issues facing our State,” said Dominican President Joseph R. Fink.

“Dominican University of California is proud to host this momentous event, and along with the NBC stations, we are committed to making the debate accessible to a wide audience. Of particular importance to us is the prospect of involving so many young people. As we saw during the 2008 Presidential race, college students can play a significant role in the electoral process.”

Dominican and the network owned California stations have agreed to air the debate live throughout the State on NBC Bay Area, KNBC Los Angeles and KNSD San Diego. Combined, the three stations reach 72% of California television viewers.

“I believe that this debate will be one of the most watched conversations on a state and national level,” said Phil Alongi, Executive Producer for the debate and a veteran experienced in producing political and election news coverage. “This year’s mid-term elections will be pivotal in shaping the next chapter of American political history. California’s story plays a big role in the events that will unfold over the next couple of months.”

Angelico Hall, built in 1921 as a music conservatory, will serve as the venue for the debate. As Californians consider the candidates for governor on the June 8th primary ballot, planning is underway for this general election event. Invitations to major candidates will be made in the fall as determined by statewide polls.

Check out the Marin Independent Journal’s Article>>>

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