Tuesday, September 30, 2008

STRATEGIC PARTNER: Speaking at Event Solution's CaterSource

Hello everybody. One of the CalGreen Pages Strategic Partner's - Simply Mumtaz Events will be speaking at CaterSource in Feb 09. The topic is: Simple Green: Eco-Friendly Event Tips and Tricks You Can Implement Today. Check out the conference link! It's a great conference to attend AND it's in Las Vegas.

Friday, September 26, 2008

BuFest Music Festival "A Green Music Event" March 09

Hey all. So, we (CalGreen Pages) just came across a really cool site and what sounds like an awesome event! We've got to support Green business and events... So, here's the site - http://www.bufest.com/. Below is some immediate info on the event.

Great Artists
BuFest™ offers a full line-up of today's best musical talent. With three stages and over 50 acts over the two day period.

Green EventBuFest™ strives to insure we have zero impact upon the environment. In addition to biodegradable and recycled supplies, BuFest™ uses the most technologically advanced generators and materials to make certain we have the lowest carbon output possible. We support The Green Living Expo's held throughout the nation as a way to educate the public about ways they can "Go Green."Beautiful LocationThe Paramount Movie Ranch is a California State Park located in the heart of the Santa Monica mountain range. Just 10 minutes drive from the 101 freeway, this historic western town has been the home of countless television and movie productions.Socially ResponsibleBuFest™ supports the Cancer Hope Foundation. The mission of Cancer Hope Foundation is to enhance the lives of people affected by cancer. Their energies are currently concentrated on Camp Keepsake, a program which offers a cost-free camp retreat for adult cancer patients/survivors, their children and friends. Camp Keepsake provides support in an energetic and fun atmosphere.

Event Dates
May 30 & 31, 2009
Paramount Ranch
Malibu, CA

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Our showcase at the ISES JAM

Yesterday we showcased / previewed our Green Pages at the International Special Events Society Los Angeles Chapter's Joint Allied Mixer. The event was held at the Pasadena Convention Center. It was great speaking with so many interested people. I was a bit concerned about talking for 3 hours, but we had so much interest I had a total of 10 minutes down the whole evening.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

AUDIT: The Spiraled Stem - Three Leaf Rating

Hello all! Today the California Green Special Events & Meetings Resource Directory conducted it's first audit. Our first "victim" was The Spiraled Stem. They are also one of our Strategic Partners. The audit overall went great. Here are some photos and updates about our audit and how The Spiraled Stem qualifies for its Three Leaf Rating.

In order to qualify for the CALGreen Pages Three Leaf Rating your company must do all three of the following items 1) Have established green business practices into your daily operations 2) offer a green product and 3) contribue in some way to the hospitality industry.

Spiraled Stem's Green Business Practices among others...
1) Worked with the City of Anaheim to install T8 Lighting. It's more energy efficient than standard lighting.
2) They have two skylights and a big wharehouse door that they use to provide natural light and the T8 lighting serves to supplement natural day light.
3) Recycling Program
4) Install Bamboo floors
5) Walls are painted with Earth Care Low VOC paint
6) Office decor / furniture - Habitat for Humanity's Restore
7) Swanstone sink - qualifies for LEED Cert.

Spiraled Stem's product...
1) Veriflora Certified Floral Arrangements... What is Veriflora? Certified Sustainably Grown. VeriFlora is a sustainability certification program for fresh cut flowers and potted plants. The "VeriFlora" Certified Sustainably Grown" label is your guarantee that flowers and potted plants have been produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and meet the highest standards for freshness and quality. They address these key issues: crop production practices, ecosystem protection, resource conservation, emissions and waste production, fair labor practices, healthy communities, product integrity and product purity.

Plus, she uses these super cool bloom boxes for the bases of centerpieces.. Please check her site out to see the top quality product she provides!

Spiraled Stem's commitment to promoting Green in our industry...
1) Spiraled Stem has showcased at the ISES LA Green Luncheon
2) Presented at South Coast's Spring Garden Show - Educational Seminar of Green Florals
3) Featured at NBC Philly's "How to Green your Wedding Flowers"
4) Participate among a group of local florists where they share ideas, provide rentals and product to each other rather than consistly buy more product.

In addition to the above The Spiraled Stem's home base also serves as the Green Event Studio. She has opened up her reception space to serve as a home and resource for Brides & Planners to come in and learn how they can go Green. It's by appointment - but check it out. http://www.greeneventstudio.com/.

These are just the highlights that I learned about today from Christine Saunders at the Spiraled Stem. Overall it was a very insightful visit and a great audit! Thank you for participating with the CALGreen Pages and we hope that our readers patron your Green Business!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Southern California - Santa Monica - The Ambrose earns LEED EB Cert.

The Ambrose wins LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings.

Upscale tranquility meets affordable luxury at Santa Monica's only award winning sustainable boutique hotel. Created to pamper health-minded guests, the hotel's Arts and Crafts inspired design and state-of-the-art amenities provide guests with truly holistic hospitality. Tucked away in a residential neighborhood, The Ambrose is ideally located only one block from the Wilshire business district, and just a 5-minute drive from the Pacific Ocean and the pedestrian entertainment street, "Third Street Promenade." For comfort conscious business and leisure travelers alike, The Ambrose, with its 77 guest rooms, is a uniquely crafted oasis with refined modern style.