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A Celebration of Entrepreneurs, Designers, & Inventors in Marin

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Earthsite is located in beautiful Marin County, just north of San Francisco, CA where we are fortunate to be amongst an abundance of entrepreneurs, designers, and inventors.  Recently, The Venture Greehouse, an initiative of Dominican University of California, opened its doors in San Rafael, CA. 

The Venture Greenhouse is a business accelerator and incubator for social & environmental entrepreneurs.  Earthsite worked with The Venture Greenhouse to build a new website in the beginning of 2012.  

On Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 4-7 pm The Venture Greenhouse will be hosting the first ever Marinnovation,  A Celebration of Entrepreneurs, Designers, & Inventors in Marin, CA.  

Marinnovation will highlight Marin’s vibrant, creative culture and showcase the technologies, designs and ventures that are developing throughout the county. Marinnovation marks Marin’s emergence from the shadow of Silicon Valley to shine as a catalyst for new ideas, cutting edge technologies and sustainable economic development.

To showcase your business at Marinnovation, contact Matt Gaulding, Operations Manager at: matthew(at)venturegreenhouse(dot)org

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The World’s First Non-GMO Verified Cheese

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Ever heard of Non-GMO Verified Cheese? Probably not because there is only one cheese company in the entire world that sells Non-GMO Verified cheese. That is the Rumiano Cheese Company located in Northern CA. This fourth generation, family-owned cheese company has been producing natural cheese since 1921. Recently they decided to take the extra step and go through the in-depth process of becoming Non-GMO Verified by the Non-GMO Project.

Earthsite launched the Rumiano Cheese Company’s new website last fall and we continue to work with them on social media strategy.

Check out this great video with Vice President John Rumiano discussing the importance of being the world’s first Non-GMO Verified cheese.

.green Launches New Website and Video

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.green is the new Top-Level Domain for all things green online. DotGreen Community, Inc. is preparing infrastructure, policies, and the 2013 launch of new .green domain names. New .green websites will share stories of sustainability, providing a trusted online space for a presence amongst a green audience. Internet users and global citizens will recognize and can browse a common online location to easily access information on green practices, solutions, products, programs, initiatives, organizations and more provided by registrants.

Public benefit is integrated into the .green operating model. Sales of .green domain names will generate philanthropy and create a new income stream for the DotGreen Foundation. The DotGreen Foundation is a For Public Benefit Charity which supports programs and projects of sustainability in all regions of the world adding additional value and service value to Internet users and registrants who connect on the Green Internet. Governments, companies, non-profits, and individuals are all valuable contributors to our planet’s sustainable future through the .green Top-Level Domain.

Dharma Merchant Services Celebrates Five Years with New Website Launch

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On March 20, 2012 we had the great pleasure of celebrating with Dharma Merchant Services as they commemorated their 5th year anniversay at The HUB in San Francisco.  Earthsite’s team worked diligently leading up to the event, along with the founders of Dharma Merchant Services Alexia and Jeff Marcous, to launch a new website for the company.  The goal of the new website was to maintain the branding of the original site while bringing the technology up to date with an easy to maintain content management system, directory and client support pages.  

Dharma (pronounced DAR-ma) is a Sanskrit word meaning “right action”, “right intention” and “right livelihood”.  The father, daughter team started Dharma five years ago with the intention of bringing more compassion into the financial industry.  Today they have over 2000 clients and are growing each year with additional staff and a world class office in downtown San Francisco.  

Here’s to five more years Dharma!

Venture Greenhouse Launches New Website

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The Venture Greenhouse of Dominican University of California is a pioneering, early-stage business incubator providing an intensive acceleration process for growing companies that have the potential for significant environmental and social benefits. Located in San Rafael, California, the 5,000 sq. ft. “innovation engine” houses up to 12 companies at a time, with the goal of graduating companies within one year.

Inspired by Dominican’ s groundbreaking Green MBA program, the Venture Greenhouse is a growth accelerator for budding social and environmental entrepreneurs, a learning laboratory for the University’s business students, and a community resource for innovators, investors, sustainability advocates and new ventures.

Rumiano Cheese Company Launches New Website

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Rumiano Cheese Company is California’s oldest family-owned business dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of the highest quality cheese. All of Rumiano’s dairies are located in the Pacific Coast region of Northern California.

Rumiano’s cheese is made using the highest quality Kosher and Non-GMO ingredients. They use organic-approved microbial coagulant instead of animal rennet, making their cheeses lacto-vegetarian safe. Natural sea salt is used for flavor. All of the milk used in Rumiano cheese comes from cows that are free of antibiotics, free of artificial hormones, and free of pesticides and herbicides.

 

Stellar Energy Launches New Website

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Stellar Energy is one of the nation’s foremost large-scale solar energy integrators, with complete system design, engineering, procurement, and construction management capabilities. Stellar Energy navigates the technical, logistical, and regulatory complexities of developing solar projects for a wide variety of market segments, including government and municipal projects, schools and universities, commercial and industrial businesses, and utilities and independent power producers.

Stellar Energy incorporated in 2004 and in 2009, ITOCHU International, a Fortune Global 500 company, acquired a majority interest in Stellar Energy and its managing company, SolarNet LLC. ITOCHU strengthened Stellar Energy’s position with increased bonding and insurance capabilities, allowing Stellar Energy to develop utility scale projects. Stellar Energy is headquartered at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park, CA and has satellite offices in Sacramento, CA and Cranbury, NJ.

 

Wallaby Organic Launches New Website

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Earthsite has launched a new website for the Wallaby Organic yogurt company. Wallaby was born out of an adventure that began Down Under. During the Christmas season of 1992, founders Jerry and Faith traveled to Australia for vacation. They were awed by the country’s many natural wonders, but interestingly enough, one of their most impressive discoveries turned out to be the yogurt. It was fresh, subtly sweet, and creamy in a way that they weren’t used to finding in the U.S. They wondered why this style of yogurt was not available back home – they were sure that Americans would enjoy its unique qualities. Today, what began as an Australian adventure continues in the form of Wallaby Yogurt Company. Jerry and Faith’s labor of love has grown into a thriving small business based in California’s Napa Valley.

The new website features a product catalog, information about the farms, a custom store locator, and a Wallablog.

Infineon Raceway Launches Microsite

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Infineon Raceway, located in the Sonoma Valley, is Northern California’s premier motor-sports destination, featuring a world-class road course, drag strip and karting center. Its annual race schedule is headlined by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and IZOD IndyCar® Series. In addition, Infineon Raceway boasts a motor-sports industrial park, which serves as home to more than 70 businesses, including the Jim Russell Racing Driver’s School. Infineon Raceway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: TRK), a leading marketer and promoter of motor-sports entertainment in the United States.

On August 25, 2011, Infineon will host the Accelerating Sustainable Performance 2011 Summit. This green performance summit will present innovators and thought leaders from the business, engineering, academic and research communities to explore next steps in sustainable automotive development and marketing.

Featuring a series of speakers and panel discussion with topics including: How can motorsports technology and innovation help drive advances in sustainable transportation? What near-term developments can we anticipate in electric vehicles, battery technologies and alternative fuels? How can the green automotive movement broaden its appeal to capture the performance-car enthusiast?

Earthsite’s Principal Joey Shepp consuted with Infineon throughtout the summit planning process. Shepp will moderate several panels in the day of the summit. Earhsite designed and developed the microsite for the summit.

NaturEner Launches New Website

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NaturEner has launched a new website designed and developed by Earthsite. NaturEner is a renewable energy company that designs, develops and operates utility-scale renewable energy projects in North America and Europe. NaturEner is committed to increasing the supply of renewable energy while decreasing civilization’s impact on the earth. The company works with local governments, communities, landowners and others to harness sustainable energy resources. Their focus is to develop and maintain strong long lasting relationships with the surrounding communities.

NaturEner is committed to bringing clean, green energy and conservation to the areas where they develop projects. They are also dedicated to creating a positive social, environmental and economic impact in the communities they serve. Since 1999, NaturEner has developed over a dozen wind farms as renewable energy sources in Europe and North America. Currently, they are developing new wind energy facilities in North America that will produce approximately 1800 MW of wind power.

NaturEner is a group of privately held companies with facilities in the United States, Canada, and Spain.

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