• News

    July 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Irv-green Co.: The Irvine Co. is Now California's Largest Owner of LEEDS-Certified Properties

    Orange County's largest private landowner has now become California's largest owner-operator of office workplaces certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    City of Orange Code Enforcement Targeting House with All-Native Plants Front Yard--Again

    By Joel Robinson In east Orange (the sprawling part, where history was erased), my mom received another code violation for her native habitat garden in her front yard. It has been five years since we won our legal effort to preserve our native habitat garden. And here we go again

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Green Technology Makes OC Register See Red

    Media Matters for America, the progressive watchdog counterpart to Accuracy in Media, takes issue with an Orange County Register editorial that uses the financial woes of nearly dead electric car company Fisker Automotive to argue against government investment in green technology: "Despite the incre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 21, 2012

    Tree Hugger's Ball

    Santiago Event Center

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011

    Kush Expo

    Anaheim Convention Center

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011

    Tree Hugger's Ball

    Santiago Event Center

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Symposium Plugs in to Hybrid Automobile Future

    ​Hot on the tire tracks of announcements that Volvo is road testing its V60 Plug-in Hybrid, Volkswagen will soon have plug-in Golf and Jetta hybrids and Toyota will offer plug-in options for all Priuses by 2014 comes an all-day symposium in Irvine today dedicated to the hottest automobile market.C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Go Green Auto Rally is a Different Kind of Event for the Home of the Grand Prix

    ​Long Beach is home to an annual grand prix that has high-performance race cars zooming through city streets.But this weekend, a different kind of racing event starts in the LBC and follows a 100-mile course that ends in Malibu, one that does not necessarily reward its drivers for speed.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Inaugural CleanTech OC Conference Should Have Been Better Attended

    ​If attendees took anything other than swag away from the inaugural CleanTech OC Conference & Expo in Irvine Monday, it was this: the green revolution is back, baby. After a red hot 2008, the clean technology industry was battered for a spell by the recession, but banks are back to lending, ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    What Do You Get When You Mix Surfing and Green Living?

    ​The San Clemente Surfrider Foundation and the Orange County chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council tonight kick off events that celebrate Southern California's surfing heritage, sustainable materials and ocean protection."Surfing, Ocean Stewardship and Green Building" is the title of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Hella This, NorCal: OC Beats You in Creation of Green Businesses

    ​When it comes to the creation of green businesses, those BART-riding, granola-gnawing, patchouli-oiling earth muffins in Northern California have nothing on Orange Countians.According to the Environmental Defense Fund's map of California's Green Economy, Orange County's 275 green companies ar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2010
  • Calendar

    December 10, 2009

    ENC Green Building Tour

    Environmental Nature Center

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    The County is Orange But Many Jobs Are Green

    ​Most of our legislators dispute climate-change science, many of our residents drive big gas guzzlers and the environmentalism of many of our "environmentalists" does not extend beyond their own communities.And yet, Orange County is a national leader when it comes to green jobs, according to new d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Rob Machado Surf Experience and Green Expo This Weekend State Beach​From 1996 to 2005, Rob Machado used to do this big event called the Rob Machado Surf Experience at Cardiff State Beach down south. But after four years off, the event is back in action in the quiet beachside community. A joint venture with the Cardiff Chamb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    OC Green Guide Goes National

    Don't it make Casey Cochran's Orange County green?Casey Cochran created the online OC Green Guide in 2006 so he could keep track of eco-friendly eateries, stores, events and news for his own eco-friendly purposes. Now, it's part of a nationwide network for all. Green Guide Network, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Surfrider Foundation Builds Green​The buildings of Surfrider's global headquarters in San Clemente make up just one more demonstration of their commitment to preserving our coastal environment. The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization with a strict rating system for design and construction, awarded Sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    UPDATE: Organic Food "No Better Than Conventional," Study Finds

    ​As reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition yesterday, the British-commissioned survey, which took its findings from 55 studies made in the past 50 years, claims that eating organic food "will make no important difference to a person's overall health".According to Alan Dangour, one ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009
  • Food

    May 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Segerstrom Towers Achieve LEED-EB Gold Certification

    Plaza TowerSegerstrom Co., the developer of South Coast Plaza and most of the Costa Mesa-Santa Ana-straddling South Coast Metro area, announced this week that its Plaza Tower, Center Tower and Park Tower achieved LEED-EB Gold Certification, the first multi-tenant buildings in California and three of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Bike and Hike

    Bike Ride to Shipley Nature Center

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    Daily Pilot - Not So Daily

    Notice anything missing this Monday? Your Daily Pilot, perhaps? That's because Newport Beach and Costa Mesa's daily paper has halted the production of their Monday print edition in order to save money. The financial crunch caused their parent organization, Times Community News, which owns seven ne ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    Green Thumb

    Spring Garden Show

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    OC Dumpster Diving

    New York-based website hopes to become the craigslist of dumpster diving by providing a forum for refuse eaters all over the country to meet and share tips. With listings of the best places to forage for free discarded goodies in cities all over the country (only a few so far, mos ... More >>