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SBA: Customers want green

Green dry cleaners, Green energy. Green puppy food. Green car washes. Green wall paints. Green grease removal. Green: It’s everywhere. It’s taught in the first grade. It’s at the center of many corporate manufacturing and marketing policies. And whether you believe in climate change or still have doubts, consumers are now demanding GREEN. Adopting environmentally… Continue Reading SBA: Customers want green

Boulder County sets 2025 zero-waste goal

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Boulder commissioners have approved a plan to achieve a goal of becoming a zero-waste county by 2025. The commissioners adopted the plan earlier this month that outlines 28 recommendations to divert most waste from landfills. About 35 percent of waste throughout the county is currently diverted from landfills by initiatives that include recycling and composting.… Continue Reading Boulder County sets 2025 zero-waste goal

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is sponsoring a new program that provides up to $15,000 for local companies to train employees in issues related to energy efficiency. The program is offered through a partnership between the PPWFC and the State Energy Sector Partnership. The organizations hope to encourage local companies across a wide range of… Continue Reading Workforce Center offering grants of $15,000 for green training

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The forest green algae bubbling in a stainless steel fermenting tank in a suburban warehouse may look like primordial pond scum, but it is a promising new source of domestically produced fuels being tested on the nation’s jets and warships. In a laboratory just a few steps away from the warehouse, white-coated scientists for a… Continue Reading Military, gov’t increase investment in algae fuels

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Here comes the sun: White House to go solar

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Solar power is coming to President Barack Obama’s house. The most famous residence in the United States, which has already boosted its green credentials by planting a vegetable garden, plans to install solar panels atop the White House’s living quarters. The solar panels are to be installed by early 2011, and will heat water for… Continue Reading Here comes the sun: White House to go solar

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China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest energy consumer, the International Energy Agency said today. China, however, immediately questioned the report, claiming its calculations were “unreliable.” The Paris-based agency said China’s 2009 consumption of energy sources ranging from oil and coal to wind and solar power was equal to 2.265 billion tons… Continue Reading China surpasses US as world’s top energy consumer

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It’s a bonanza, just waiting to be claimed. The prize: almost 8 million U.S. green construction jobs that will pump $554 billion into the economy through 2013. And of that half a trillion dollars, an estimated $396 million is projected for wages. The industry’s upside potential was confirmed in the results of a study released… Continue Reading Green-focused builders predicted to see big pay day

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However, Farm Bureau says law would have $5 billion negative impact Colorado’s farmers and ranchers could see “greener” pastures as a result of the climate change legislation that passed the House of Representatives last week. Some environmental groups are claiming that farmers can cash in on the green movement by changing practices and leasing unused… Continue Reading Legislation would help farmers cash in on green practices

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Vendor deadline for Green Fair July 13

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The deadline for the city’s 2009 Green Fair is July 13. Click here for an application for booth space, which costs $50. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by July 21. Organizers are particularly interested in recycling, alternative transportation, green building and/or green education. Booth fees are due by July 31, 2009. For more information,… Continue Reading Vendor deadline for Green Fair July 13

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Marketers becoming savvy at promoting sustainable sheen Polar bears are drowning. Heat waves are killing people every year. About 30 percent of all species are threatened by rising temperatures. Death, famine, disease – all attributed to a planet on fire from global warming. So what to do? Have a fashion show. Take your own bags… Continue Reading All that glitters isn’t green

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