Scotland Going Green

Yesterday Reuters magazine reported that despite the climbing price of offshore and wind technology, Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, has declared that by 2020 80 percent of their electricity produced will be delivered by renewables alone. By 2025, their electricity source will be 100 percent green. United with wind, wave and tidal generation, First Minister Salmond plans to make Scotland an ample net exporter of electrical power.

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September 29, 2010 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

Featured Speakers at Green Legal Matters Conference

Green Legal Matters is proud to announce our opening keynote speaker, Rex Miller. The esteemed author and futurist is the author of The Commercial Real Estate Revolution: Nine Transforming Keys to Lowering Costs, Cutting Waste & Driving Change in a Broken Industry and the winner of the 2009 CoreNet Global Innovator of the Year Award.Before the conference, learn more about Miller by visiting his website at rexmiller.net.

The Honorable Dwight Evans, the House Appropriations Chairman, will elaborate on the Fresh Food Financing Initiative, a program that provides funds to build and expand grocery stores in urban and rural communities. Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government has noted Evans’ FFFI as one of the top public policy initiatives in the country and First Lady, Michelle Obama, has incorporated the program into her “Let’s Move” campaign to combat childhood obesity. Evans is known for his dedication to providing quality food to underserved areas as well as enhancing education across Pennsylvania.

Avi Garbow will give an update on the United States Environmental Protection Agency at the conference. Appointed by President Obama to serve as the EPA’s Deputy General Counsel, Garbow has many years of environmental law experience in the private and public sectors. In the past, he served in the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section. Within the EPA, Garbow focuses on significant legal issues in its media programs including air, water, waste and toxics.

September 24, 2010 at 9:11 pm Leave a comment

Clean Air, Green Air

Going green and being socially responsible has captured the attention of many celebrities who realize and understand the importance of protecting our environment. Alec Baldwin, the Flaming Lips and many other celebrities approach the growing concern for green sustainability by concentrating on the Clean Air Act. Repower America made a new video to defend the Clean Air Act and promote awareness to the green community. Going green and staying green can start with you. Anyone can join the efforts to protect the planet. It’s so easy and there are so many ways to get involved. Watch the video below and see how America is getting involved and going green.

September 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

Green Matters: The Green Conference in New Orleans

Green Matters invites all individuals interested in green sustainability efforts to attend its first Conference in October. Anyone attending the Green Matters conference will be exposed to greening initiatives in terms of green building standards, green living, green consulting, as well as ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Protecting the environment and our planet by “going and learning green” benefits all individuals. Join others for the Green Matters Conference where you will learn the basic fundamentals of living a green life. Take the first step to protect yourselves and the planet by attending the conference! Listen to other individuals and why they are attending as well:

September 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Be a LEEDer

Come to the Green Event in New Orleans. The first Green Matters conference is in New Orleans October 13th-15th. It’s time to actually go green and learn from the green business, green living, and green-consulting experts. Learn how to create sustainable businesses, buildings and living for the future. Educate yourself on green energy, all that is green legal, LEED certifications, and reduce your carbon footprint. This conference couldn’t be timelier given the recent events in our Gulf. Watch the latest video discussing the conference: 

September 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment

Green Matters Proposal to Improve New Orleans Landscape

Bloomberg News released an article, New Orleans Needs Scenic Canals, Not Grim Levees, featuring two of Green Matters Conference speakers, David Waggonner of Waggonner Ball Architects and Dale Morris of the Royal Netherlands Embassy. Morris and Diaz want to landscape waterways along New Orleans’ bayous and levee areas.

Waggonner believes New Orleans needs to “act like a delta city”. Ships sailed into the Bayou St. John from lake Pontchartrain over 100 years ago, and then into a wide canal that ran along the French Quarter. Waggoner wants to restore the canal that ran through New Orleans a long time ago to help with the water-storage system.

Waggonner  and Dave Morris will discuss their proposal for Scenic Canals at GREEN MATTERS Conference in October. To read the entire commentary, click on the following website: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-03/new-orleans-needs-scenic-canals-not-billions-in-levees-james-s-russell.html

September 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm Leave a comment

Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) to Co-Host the First Annual Green Matters/Green Cities, Business and Beyond Conference

The Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) announced it will co-host the first annual Green Matters/Green Cities, Business and Beyond Conference this October. Officials stated that “this conference is an innovative andrareopportunity to participate in cutting edge dialogue” for green initiatives and will “provide unique networking and educational opportunities along with dynamic keynote speakers” at this symposium to support environmentalsustainability. The Louisiana Technology Council’s main goal is to provide developmental programs to participating organizations in order to help enhance Louisiana’s communities and stimulate growth in the technology sector. LTC also provides events, training and other support to bring individuals together and educate them on Louisiana’s technology sector. LTC’s support for Green Legal Matters will not only contribute to the collaboration between the technological sector and the legal sector, but ultimately promote the ongoing green building initiatives. To check out more about LTC, visit http://www.ltc-la.org/

August 25, 2010 at 8:46 pm Leave a comment

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