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  • 05/01/2014 7:32 PM | Anonymous
    DESIGNER EVENT
    Tuesday, May 20th • 11 am –1:30 pm

    Phoenix Factory
    520 S. 67th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85043
    (623) 907-3230

    BREAKOUTS INCLUDE:
    ✔ 2 CEU Presentations
    • Paint 101: 11:00–11:45
    • Paint Problems & Solutions: 12:45–1:30
    ✔ Modern Masters Presentation
    ✔ Tour of the LEED® Gold Phoenix Factory
    (closed toe shoes required)
    ✔ Network with Fellow Designers
    ✔ Lunch Provided
    ✔ Regional Grand Prize Drawing

    RSVP to Dede.Radford@DunnEdwards.com
  • 04/23/2014 1:36 PM | Anonymous

    Free event featuring Green Chamber member Tammy Bosse of Boss Properties!


    Economic Value of Green: Disclosure and Empowerment

    7:00 to 8:30 PM
    Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center
    1700 N. Granite Reef Rd.
    (NW corner of McDowell & Granite Reef,
    north of the convenience store)





    When we buy a car, we look at the miles per gallon. When we buy a house, a much more financially significant purchase, what do we know about its operating cost? How can the savvy home buyer compare the “miles per gallon” of homes? How does a homeowner decide whether to invest in energy improvements? Hear answers to these and other questions from an experienced Realtor, Appraiser, Lender and Energy Auditor. Learn about tools available to home buyers and sellers.

    Speakers:
    May_GB_SpeakerTammy Bosse, Designated Broker, REALTOR, Boss Properties
    Tammy Bosse is Owner & Designated Broker of Boss Properties, based in Scottsdale. Tammy is the first Realtor in Arizona to become a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor and is a National Association of Realtors GREEN designee. She serves on the Green Chamber Greater Phoenix Public Policy Committee and the United States Green Building Council Residential Green Building Committee and is a Graduate of Scottsdale Leadership and Valley Leadership. She stays engaged with community activities that she feels make a difference in the Valley and is passionate about the practice of sustainable building design and community development becoming the norm instead of the exception.
     
    GB_Speaker3Robert Oglesby. President, AppraisalTek
    Robert Oglesby is a Certified Residential Appraiser and President of AppraisalTek, a multi-state appraisal management company. Robert’s personal appraisal practice includes high performance homes, vacant land, custom homes, and a mixture of residential properties. Advanced continuing education is a must in the appraisal industry, where Robert has taken all green-related residential courses with the Appraisal Institute and earned a LEED Green Associate designation. Already a certified instructor in Arizona and Texas, Robert is pursuing being an approved Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) instructor.



    GB_Speaker2Marlo Newman, Mortgage Banker, Energy Wise Home Loan Group

    Marlo Newman is a Senior Loan Officer at Movement Mortgage. He has a passion for saving his clients’ money through energy efficiency and Greenhabbing. He has developed EnergyWise Home Loans and Efi Refi’s that enable his clients to live in a healthier and more comfortable home while enjoying the benefits of tax credits and rebates. His programs enable homeowners to become wealthier by increasing their home's value 5-20% for less money monthly than what they are presently paying the utility company. Marlo has recently returned from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable in Washington D.C. and is working on the launch of the first Green Home Bond program for the capital markets.

    GBSpeaker4Albert Huss, BPI Building Analyst, Arizona Going Green/Southwest Insealators

    Albert Huss is the co-owner and founder of Arizona Going Green, a full service energy audit and building consultant company. Albert became involved in energy audits and consulting before it was the thing to do. Working with homeowners, builders, Realtors and mortgage brokers, Albert has helped 1000's of homeowners reduce energy consumption. Through the Energy Efficient Mortgage process, Albert has helped home buyers and owners decrease the total cost of ownership by rolling energy efficiency improvements, that save more than they cost, into the mortgage.


    The lectures are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not needed. For more information, call (480) 312-3111. 

    Download (pdf/693kb) the Season Schedule.

    For more information visit:  http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/greenbuilding/lectures
  • 04/07/2014 3:59 PM | Anonymous
    Ford Motor Company invites you to take on the competition as part of the company’s 12-­‐city Ecoboost Challenge Tour, hitting University of Phoenix Stadium on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12.

    Put our fun and fuel efficient EcoBoost-­‐powered vehicles to the test in three closed-­‐ track experiences: A high performance drive featuring the new Fiesta ST, a hybrid challenge course pitting C-­‐MAX against the Toyota Prius and the EcoBoost Challenge course where attendees will
    have the chance to take on the Ford F-­‐150 versus Chevy Silverado, Ford Fusion versus Toyota Camry, and Ford Escape versus Honda CRV in head-­‐
    to-­‐head competition.

    Please join us for a brief discussion with Ford leadership surrounding the company’s fuel efficient lineup and a closed track experience where we hand you the keys to the vehicles to test them against the competition.


    When: Friday, April 11, 2014
    9:30-­‐10 a.m.: Briefing

    10-­‐11 a.m.: Closed Track Experiences
    Special preview opportunity to be held on Friday, April 11; open to consumers on Saturday, April 12.

    Where: University of Phoenix Stadium
    1 Cardinals Drive Glendale, AZ 85305
    (West Preferred Lot; closest to Maryland Avenue and Loop 101; follow event signage)


    RSVP by 4/4/14 to:           Stephanie Jarnagan, Stephanie@thinkcommaz.com or 480.201.7572
    To share with your audience:

    Consumers interested in attending on Saturday, April 12, can sign up at:
    http://ecoboostdrive.com/Form.aspx

    About Ford Motor Company
    Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 181,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For

  • 04/07/2014 7:26 AM | Anonymous
    TEMPE, Ariz. (April 4, 2014) - Old rice bags, discarded clothes, tree bark and an incredible imaginaCon are all some children in Africa have to make their own soccer ball, or at least, a ball for playing soccer. For these youngsters, who may go to school and/or work during the day to support their families, playing soccer in the evening is a way to decompress while creaCng community through sport.

    In a unique salute to uplifting community spirit that drives local and global progress, soccer, sunshine and sustainability will converge for the first, bi-conCnental co-ed soccer tournament, Earth Day Soccer Classic, on Saturday, April 12, beginning at 8 a.m. As community soccer teams take to the intramural fields near the Sun Devil Fitness Complex on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, schoolchildren in the African city of Accra, Ghana will play on a field lit by solar technology.

    An Earth Day CelebraCon and Expo, with green-themed, family-friendly activities open to all, will accompany the soccer tournament from 10am to 2pm.

    The tournament in Tempe will showcase the One World Futbol, an innovative, nearly indestructible soccer ball that never needs a pump and never goes flatundefinedeven when punctured. This ball is proven to outlast hundreds of its conventional counterparts, resulting in far less waste in landfills. The tournament balls will be donated to the Tempe Boys & Girls Club, while tournament proceeds will provide soccer clubs in Accra, Ghana with this ultra-sustainable product. The public can also buy a ball that will be donated to youth in Accra, Ghana through One World Futbol Project’s ”Kick It! With Africa” campaign.

    Another attraction of the action-packed Earth Day Celebration is the Fifth Annual Solar Cook- Out, where attendees with a curiosity for the culinary will use recycled, solar-powered ovens to prepare earth-friendly eats. Other highlights include catering by Tempe Sister City Youth Group, a sampling of organic tea and healthy snacks, and seed bombs that promise to populate the land with something beautiful. Visitors will also enjoy entertainment by the Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre. Information about the newest advancements in sustainability, along with opportunities to recycle unwanted electronics and shred sensitive documents will be on hand for visitors who aim to be more sustainability savvy.

    Ready to gear up and kick it? Up to nine people can be on a team, with a requirement of three or more female players per team. Matches will be six-on-six, with at least two female players from each team in play at all times. Players must be at least 18 years of age, and registration is $120 per team.

    Winners of the competitive division will receive the official men’s USA World Cup 2014 jersey, a nod to the synchronicity of Team USA’s first match against Ghana. Winners of the recreational division will receive gift certificates from local businesses. Prizes for best costume will also be awarded. All players receive an Earth Day Classic T-Shirt, water bottle and solar lip block.

    This event is made possible by ASU’s School of Sustainability and its charitable partners, Green Living magazine, One World Futbol Project, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, and Tempe Sister City.

    For more information on the Earth Day Soccer Classic, Earth Day Celebration and other Earth Month events, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/earth-month-2014. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook.

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    Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability 
    was established in 2007 to bring together multiple disciplines and leaders to create and share knowledge, train a new generation of scholars and practitioners, and develop practical solutions to the most pressing environmental, economic, and social challenges of sustainabilityundefinedespecially as they relate to urban areas. Follow the ASU School of Sustainability onFacebook, TwiFer and LinkedIn.

    Green Living magazine is an eco-lifestyle magazine in Arizona that strives to educate, empower and inspire readers to make choices that positively impact themselves and the planet. The magazine features stories about how we live, work and play green, and offers easy ideas on how to enjoy life in a more sustainable way. Follow Green Living magazine on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

    The One World Futbol Project brings the healing power of play to youth worldwide by making, selling and distributing nearly indestructible balls that survive the harshest environments. Collaborating with sponsors, organizations and individuals, they deliver balls to disadvantaged communities where play and sport are used to foster social change. For every ball purchased, one is given to an organization working with children and youth in disadvantaged communities. To date, One World Futbol Project has reached more than 165 countries through our growing global network of organizations bringing the healing power of play to an estimated 24 million youth worldwide. For more information about One World Futbol Project, visit oneworldfutbol.com. Follow One World Futbol on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram.

    http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/earthday-soccer


  • 04/03/2014 11:09 PM | Anonymous
    Join Stardust Building Supplies for their 2nd Annual Design for Hope event.

    April 24th - 5:30 - 8:30pm.

    Enjoy Free Admission, Free Food and Drinks, 50/50 Raffle and a Silent Auction featuring repurposed items.

    For all the details visit:  http://www.stardustbuilding.org/design-for-hope.html



  • 03/25/2014 7:58 AM | Anonymous
    The climate march kicked off March 1st in Wilmington, CA. Phoenix Green Chamber Member Brandon Cheshire attended the event. 

    The Climate March will be
    arriving in Parker, AZ on March 23rd, then in Phoenix on April 7th(rally), Payson on April 13th, and St. Johns on April 19th.

    More information available at
    http://climatemarch.org
  • 02/18/2014 9:14 PM | Anonymous

    What You Need to Know About Environmental Sustainability and Its Impact on Your Business

     
     As consumers become more concerned with caring for the environment, the maritime industry has launched its own new green initiatives.  Join OWIT-Phoenix on Thursday, March 20, 2014 for an informative program that will focus on environmental sustainability in the maritime industry and its impact on importers and exporters in terms of cost, transit time, and good corporate citizenship.      

    Topics Will Include:

    • Ocean vessel and truck design for greater efficiency
    • Cleaner fuel
    • Slow steaming
    • Cold ironing
    • CARB
    • Future initiatives

    Guest Speakers Invited:

    Robert Clark, Director of Security & Environment at APL.

    Karen Vellutini, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Devine Intermodal, President of Women in Logistics Northern California.      


    **Register here** 

    Get $15 off by using coupon code PGCC

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    Importers, Exporters, Logistics Professionals, Supply Chain Management Professionals, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders, Carriers, Consultants, Attorneys, and Environmental Sustainability Professionals.

    WHEN:

    Thursday, March 20, 2014
    9:00 am – 10:30 am
    (Registration Begins at 8:30 am)

    WHERE:

    Maricopa Association of Governments
    302 North First Avenue, 2nd Floor

    Phoenix, AZ 85003

    ****Parking will be validated in the garage below the building.

    COST:

    OWIT-Phoenix Members:  FREE
    Students: $25
    Non-Members: $35


    Get $15 off by using coupon code PGCC

    Coffee, water and snacks will be provided. 

    For further information or should you have any questions regarding this event, please contact info@owit-phoenix.org.

  • 02/11/2014 8:19 PM | Anonymous
  • 01/29/2014 10:50 AM | Anonymous
    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy
    Invite entities interested in alternative fuel solutions, including
    EPAct-mandated and voluntary fleets to a FREE, one-day educational forum:

    Fueling Your Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet:
    Partnering EPAct Covered Fleets and Clean Cities Stakeholders
    to Deploy Alternative Fuels

    Click here for more information.
  • 01/29/2014 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    SOUTH OF THE BORDER:
    FIRING UP ARIZONA’S INFINITE POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCE

    Seizing Trade, Tourism and Investment Opportunities with Mexico

     

    There is no ignoring Arizona’s awakening possibilities towards amplifying our trade relationship with Mexico. Our next door neighbor boasts a blossoming economy that has already surpassed South Korea’s, quickly positioning itself as an international and regional powerhouse for trade.

    Capitalizing on their geographic advantage, our state’s counterparts, California and Texas have heavily invested in border trade. In fact, in 2012, Texas’ numbers revealed import/export trade with Mexico totaled $194 billion versus $13 billion for Arizona. Possessing longstanding historic ties with Sonora, Tucson is naturally positioned to serve as a hub for international trade. Arizona is geographically advantaged, packing potential to transform into an even more powerful economic engine.

    Join the dialogue featuring:

    Mayor Arturo R. Garino - Mayor of Nogalez, Arizona

    Luis Felipe Seldner, III - President & CEO of The Offshore Group

    Lea Marquez-Peterson - President & CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

     

    Generously sponsored by:

    Register / RSVP online!


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