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FlexAlert.org Launches New Website Designed by Earthsite

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A Flex Alert is an urgent call to Californians to immediately conserve electricity and to shift demand to off-peak hours (after 6 p.m.). The Flex Alert campaign is an educational and emergency alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity. The public awareness campaign is critical to achieving high levels of conservation during heat waves and other challenging grid conditions such as wildfires or when major power plant or power lines are unavailable.

This summer California will be at critical risk for rolling blackouts and power shortages. While California has been highly successful in curbing energy demand during peak (high-usage) hours in the past, this summer’s conditions may demand more serious attention than those in previous years.

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Maker Faire 2012: From Robots to Bamboo Bikes

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This past weekend we had a chance to spend the day at the 7th Annual Maker Faire event in San Mateo, CA.  The event is put on by Make magazine, a magazine dedicated to the do-it-yourself community.  The event was chock full of intventors and entrepreneurs who are using mostly reused resources to build everything from robots to bamboo bikes.

This year there was a Homegrown Village that featured an array of sustainability projects.  We saw snails, compost, bees and even got to try some probiotic soda.

This is a great event for the whole family with lots of hands on projects for kids and robots of course. We even spotted Wall-E at one point!

Some tips for getting there: carpool or take public transportation, get there early and be prepared to wait in some lines as the parking lots fill up quickly!  

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Earthsite Designs New Website for TedxMarin

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TEDxMarin is an independently organized TED event for Marin County California. The theme for this year’s event is “Designing Tomorrow, The Emerging Future” and envisions how human intention and ingenuity will develop a positive and productive future on Earth.

The event will take place on September 27, 2012 starting at 6 pm.  Location and speakers will be announced in the coming months.

Advance ticketing information will be sent to TedxMarin Members before they go on sale to the general public. Members also receive a discount to attend TEDxMarin events.

If you’re passionate about technology, science, health, entertainment, culture, business, sustainability and design Become a TedxMarin Member Today! (free)

Earthsite is a partner for this year’s event.  In addition to redesigning the TedxMarin website, our team will be managing social media for the event.

It’s Time to Take a Stand!

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We recently took a stand here at Earthsite and decided to raise our desks.  That’s right!  We are now a standing office.  And it feels oh so good.  There have been a slew of articles coming out recently about the downsides of sitting all day.  

Below is an infographic by MedicalBillingandCoding.org called Sitting is Killing You, that is worth checking out.  

Are you willing to take a stand too?  Leave us a comment.  We would love to know what you are doing in your office to address this.

Dominican University of California’s Green MBA Launches New Website

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As proud graduates of Dominican University of California’s Green MBA program we are happy to announce the re-launch of the program’s website.  

Dominican University of California’s Green MBA is an engaged learning community that seeks to promote financial viability, ecological sustainability, and social justice in business and organizations of all types. Students graduate with practical skills and experience, prepared to innovate, communicate, and lead effectively in the face of global challenges.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dominican’s Green MBA is an on-site program whose graduates receive a Master of Business Administration degree in Sustainable Enterprise. Students have a choice of two-year full-time and three-year part-time structures to accommodate life/work balance while pursuing the degree.

To learn more visit:  GreenMBA.com

Sustainable Work: Stay Sane in the Communication Age

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Earthsite founder Joey Shepp, spoke at the Sustainable Enterprise Conference 2012 on Friday, May 11 in Rohnert Park, CA.  His presentation was titled: Sustainable Work – Stay Sane, Increase Productivity, and Live Longer in the Communication Age.  

The communication age has brought with it a host of problems for the human body: stress, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, heart failure and depression to name a few. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can live in grace with technology by reframing how we work. In this presentation you will learn how to manage your email inbox and social media to reduce anxiety and increase productivity. Discover new ways to work including standing desks, mobile offices and simple exercises that will increase your focus and help you accomplish important goals. Whether you work at home or from a cubical, this presentation will show you that how you work is as important as the work itself.

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.

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