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Earthsite Endorses California Clean Jobs Act


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


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 Launches New Website and Video


.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.

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


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!

Dharma Merchant Services Celebrates Five Years with New Website Launch


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!

What’s All The Buzz About Pinterest?


You’re on top of your tweets everyday.  Your Facebook timeline is set up.  You’ve got videos galore on Youtube.  You’re networking daily on Linkedin. And your team is publishing regular content on your blog.  Just when you thought you had social media figured out, along comes another social network called Pinterest.  What’s all the buzz about anyway?  What is Pinterest and how is it going to help my brand?

Venture Greenhouse Launches New Website


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


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.


Communicating Sustainability Using Social Media


Companies today are able to engage in dialogue with their consumers through a variety of mediums, from traditional methods such as product packaging, to newer methods such as social media. However, according to a recent study by Carbon Trust, only a small percentage of consumers place confidence in companies’ sustainability claims. Additionally, hesitations in integrating social media into communications strategy still exist alongside a lack of understanding of how effective these tools can be. Our session today will examine how synergies between social media and communication strategy can have a tremendous impact by restoring consumer confidence, creating two-way dialogue, and promoting green practices. We investigate cost, return, strategy, transparency, and benchmarking for these communications campaigns, within the greater conversation of how this form of new media and globalization have compelled change in the corporate- consumer relationship.

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