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
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
www.parks.ca.govCardiff State BeachFrom 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 >>
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 >>
Surfrider.orgThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
New York-based website www.Freegan.info 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 >>