Green Scene

Vineyard Erosion Control Regulations: What Next?

Author: Stephen Ferry, PE
Jan, 2014 Issue

With proposed requirements now withdrawn, what’s in store for local vineyard owners’ stormwater management practices?


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By Nature's Design: Forest Stewardship in Action

Author: Lorraine Alexander
Dec, 2013 Issue

Throughout the world, ancient cultures have demonstrated a reverence for trees as part of their core belief. Have we lost our way in the midst of progress and growth?


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Sustainability in Action

Author: Marissa LaMagna
Nov, 2013 Issue

Bay Area Green Tours offers experiential tours and events for public, private and educational groups, connecting them to Northern California’s environmental epicenter.


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Black Magic Goes Green

Author: Barbara Lee
Special Wine Issue, Oct, 2013

Once considered outside the norm of science, plasma energy now offers groundbreaking vineyard solutions.


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Grow to Learn

Author: Lisa Preschel
Oct, 2013 Issue

The School Garden Network of Sonoma County provides grants, networking opportunities and other direct support to instructional school garden projects in Sonoma County.


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Welcome to the Roundtable

Author: Pamela Lanier
Sep, 2013 Issue

The newly formed Northbay Ecotourism Roundtable is scheduled to meet for the second time on September 11, 2013.


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Roofs to Roads: Paving the Way to Zero Waste

Author: Casey Mazzoni
Aug, 2013 Issue

For many reasons, recycled shingles represent a more economical option.


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Green Smiles

Author: Ina Pockrass
Jul, 2013 Issue

In 2008, we founded the Eco-Dentistry Association (EDA), making it easy and cost-effective for the dental industry to shift to green practices and educating the public about the benefits of eco-friendly dentistry.


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Companies Doing Well and Doing Good

Author: Dr. Robert Girling
Jun, 2013 Issue

Being a good company means a commitment to the environment, employee welfare, sustainable practices and community.


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Going Solar: A How-to Guide

Author: Nate Gulbransen
NBB Best Of, May, 2013

Choosing the right solar energy company, equipment and financing option can be the difference between having a reliable power supply and having an expensive liability.


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The Kill-a-Watt Quest

Author: Russell Marsan
May, 2013 Issue

GreenTraks created the Kill-A-Watt Quest as a fun way for businesses and organizations to experience first-hand the benefits of energy management and sustainability programs.


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Green California Summit Coming to Sacramento

Author: Carl Smith
Apr, 2013 Issue

The 2013 Green California Summit will highlight the latest in green policy, technology and practice.


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The Business Case for Corporate Sustainability Tools

Author: Reg Shiverick
NBB Top 500, Mar, 2013

Today’s corporate sustainable practices have undergone a remarkable shift. Now, sustainability is being integrated into the bottom-line of businesses.


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One Bottle at a Time

Author: Taylor Decker
Mar, 2013 Issue

All glass that goes in and out of The Bottle Exchange warehouse is new, clean glass.


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What You Need to Know About SmartMeters

Author: Linda Tolliver Terry
Feb, 2013 Issue

Solar energy has long been a great investment and is even more valuable when used with SmartMeters.


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Efficient vs. Healthy: A Knockout Punch for Green Building

Author: Alex Stadtner
Jan, 2013 Issue

The green building community is entangled in a knock-down fight between efficient and healthy design.


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NorCal Green Building Challenge Fires Up

Author: Ashleigh Talberth
Dec, 2012 Issue

Northern California companies are rallying together to shake up the building industry (again!)


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Think Energy Conservation Before Generation

Author: Larry Dashiell
Nov, 2012 Issue

Did you know there are many ways to save money with energy conservation before installing a solar energy system? Here are some easy tips.


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"Green" Dean

Author: Dan Blake
Special Wine Issue, Oct, 2012

Dean Biersch, owner of the popular Hopmonk Taverns in Sebastopol, Sonoma and soon to be in Novato has made “green” beer more than something served on St. Patrick’s Day.


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Restructuring the Food Cycle

Author: Dan Blake
Oct, 2012 Issue

Could uneaten food waste be used to make gardens and the environment healthier?


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Shift Happens at EcoFair Marin

Author: Susan Deluxe
Sep, 2012 Issue

The second annual EcoFair Marin takes place September 9.


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Fixing Food Requires a Systems Approach

Author: Dan Schurman
Jul, 2012 Issue

Sebastopol-based AIN works to bring people together to build a food system that works for all by engaging stakeholders from throughout the system at several levels.


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On the Chart, Off the Grid

Author: Bob Massaro
Jun, 2012 Issue

What makes a home sustainable? Healthy Buildings Technology Group of Napa developed OHOME using 30 years of experience and three years of focused effort to design and engineer.


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Riding the Solar Roller Coaster

Author: Linda Tolliver
NBB Best Of, May, 2012

2011 was a year full of huge ups and downs in the United States and world solar markets.


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