Al’s Bright Idea for Hermosa, Ted’s Tough Stance Against Oil & Why I’m Worried About It Mattering

Creative Greenius

Filed under: citizen volunteer , climate change , election , environment , environmental legislation Tagged: AB2711 , Affirmative Action , Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi , California Black Legislative Caucus , California Latino Legislative Caucus , Keep Hermosa Hermosa , Marianne Williamson , Sacramento Bee , State Senator Ted Lieu.

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Getting To Work In Hermosa Beach – The Carbon Neutral ClueTrain Leaves the Station

Creative Greenius

The story actually began last week during Hermosa Beach Mayor’s State of the City address where Mayor Michael DiVirgilio spoke about the Carbon Neutral City concept: Mayor Di Virgilio was right back at it Monday night at the Hermosa Beach Green Task Force meeting, speaking enthusiastically on behalf of the idea: Join us after the jump to see your friendly neighborhood Greenius and my Fratelli Verde, Robert Fortunato, following the Mayor with our own remarks.

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Greenius on Patch.com: Finding Free Green to Fund the Green Idea City

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BREAKING NEWS: Hermosa Beach To Become Carbon Neutral City! Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

Creative Greenius

We began sharing our ideas with the Mayor in early January and it was obvious he was not just open to listening, but wanted to actively engage with us. He encouraged us to develop our ideas into steps the City could take action on. Energized by the idea of a local elected leader who gets it and wants to actually do something, we took our inspiration from Robert’s Green Idea House and developed a broad proposal to apply that same thinking on a citywide level.

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Greenius on Patch.com: “Green Idea” Attracts New Solar Business to Hermosa

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Tags: environment

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Suzuki and Toyota to explore business partnership; environment, safety, and information technology

Green Car Congress

Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have agreed to start exploring ideas that are directed towards a business partnership. In a joint statement, the two companies said that, given the rapid change in the auto industry, the industry is required to work not only on conventional automobile R&D, but also on R&D for advanced and future technologies in the fields including environment, safety, and IT.

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Greenius on Patch.com: Dear AES: Here’s A Better Idea for Your Next 100 Years in Redondo Beach

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Tags: environment

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Toyota and Suzuki conclude memorandum toward business partnership; environment and safety, IT and mutual supply of products and components

Green Car Congress

Toyota and Suzuki have agreed to start exploring ideas directed toward business partnership on 12 October 2016. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have concluded a memorandum on beginning concrete examinations for business partnership. Since then, the companies, have shared with each other their challenges and have been discussing areas of collaboration in a manner that ensures fair and free competition.

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Tesla Model 3, Toyota hybrids get Consumer Reports' new Green Choice label

Green Car Reports

Using less fuel is better for your budget, but it’s not necessarily better for the environment or for tailpipe emissions.

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Are rebates failing the environment?

Green Cars News

Are rebate schemes a good idea or could the money be better spent elsewhere? A study by researchers at the University of British Columbia suggests that Canadian government programmes that offer rebates to hybrid car buyers are failing to offer the environmental benefits commensurate with the cost. According to the study, the rebates have had a largely positive effect on the market share of hybrid vehicles, but this has largely come at the expense of intermediate vehicles.

Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

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Environment Web News Sport Comment Culture Business Money Life & style Travel Environment Blogs Video Jobs A-Z Environment Electric cars Labours £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution Ultra-green vehicles at heart of £250m plan to slash UKs carbon emissions Digg it Alok Jha , green technology correspondent The Guardian , Thursday 16 April 2009 An electric car. Environment Film Football Jobs Katine appeal Life & style MediaGuardian.co.uk

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Getting To Work In Hermosa Beach - The Carbon Neutral ClueTrain Leaves the Station

Creative Greenius

Here is the genesis of the idea from 4 years ago. environment Reblogged from Creative Greenius: [youtube=[link] Courtesy of YouTube and the Hermosa Beach City website, and converted and enlarged through the magic of Greenius, we bring you this exclusive look at the Carbon Neutral ClueTrain leaving the Hermosa Beach station this week. Local mainstream media missed this story completely but fortunately for them this on-line record will exist for them to use as research.

2014 109

Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

Creative Greenius

CCAs are about the best idea ever created to give communities the choice of buying their own renewable energy on the open market and offering their customers 100% renewable energy if they want it. This political primary season just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, representing the 66th District in California explains as State Controller, John Chiang listens at the Lunquist Mansion on the Palos Verdes Peninsula during a recent fundraiser (photo by Joe Galliani).

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Ted Lieu To The Rescue! Heroic Climate Champion Saves Community Choice Aggregation.

Creative Greenius

Ted was speaking to the South Bay Cities Council of Governments environmental group on Wednesday, June 18, right after the UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability students presented their report recommending that the City of Hermosa Beach partner with other South Bay cities to form a CCA that eventually leads to a South Bay Municipal Utility District.

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Thankful To Be Home — And ALIVE!

Creative Greenius

“I still have no idea what you’re talking about.” Filed under: citizen volunteer , climate change , Community Activists , environment , fossil fuels , plug-in cars , solar power Tagged: chevron , EV , Exxon , Hermosa Beach , Manhattan Beach , Redondo Beach , solar power , South Bay. citizen volunteer climate change Community Activists environment fossil fuels plug-in cars solar power chevron EV Exxon Hermosa Beach Manhattan Beach Redondo Beach South Bay

2013 185

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

Creative Greenius

And start speaking up and speaking out against patently stupid and dangerous ideas like drilling for more oil domestically or using our abundant coal resources. Filed under: environment Tagged: 350.org , 350ppm , Bill McKibben , climate change , Dr. James Hansen. environment 350.org 350ppm Bill McKibben climate change Dr. James HansenWednesday, June 25, 2008. There’s an old joke that most of us baby boomers first heard when we were kids.

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Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

Creative Greenius

Imagine thousands of Mitch’s both local and imported as part of a Goggle-led effort and you’ll understand why I see a better way for Detroit and why I’ve put this latest Creative Greenius idea out here for review, discussion and action. One of the houses Power House Productions is transforming in Detroit – and none too soon. photo by Galliani (c).

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Creative Greenius Loves Hermosa Beach Sharrows & You Should Too

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There’s no reason Hermosa Beach can’t follow that same sharrow story of success and indeed if Hermosa really wants to be taken seriously as a “Green Idea City&# or wants to actually achieve carbon neutrality it’s going to need sharrows and a lot more bicycle infrastructure and friendliness to get there. citizen volunteer climate change environment Hermosa Beach Sharrows South Bay Bicycle Coalition

2010 153

Greenius on Patch.com: City Gets Boost in Carbon Neutral Goal

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The Green Idea City of Hermosa Beach project has reached a major milestone in its goal to help the town become the first carbon-neutral city in the South Bay. Tags: environment The City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to agree to a memorandum of understanding between Hermosa Beach and AECOM , an international provider of environmental and energy-related technical and management support services.

2010 100

Greenius Says, Time’s Up Folks. Your Global Warming Goose Has Now Been Cooked…

Creative Greenius

The combination of these complex climate changes threatens coastal communities and cities, our food and water supplies, marine and freshwater ecosystems, forests, high mountain environments, and far more. They are the very same people who have argued for years against environmental regulations, civil rights legislation and every progressive idea proposed for the last 1oo years.

2010 178

CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

Creative Greenius

Here’s some brainstorming ideas from the Greenius and Greenpeace to get you thinking: -Build an ominous and scary cardboard coal plant with smoke stacks that you tow behind your bike. Bicycles carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change environment fossil fuels Sustainability Beyond Coal CicLaVia Greenpeace Jenny Binstock Roll Against Coal Sierra ClubHow’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A.

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3 More Reasons I’m Happy I Dumped the Democrats

Creative Greenius

It was always an easy choice because the Republicans were so clearly the party of phonies, hypocrites and mean-spirited, self-centered, big business boot-licking, environment-hating pollution-lovers. Peterson says he wants to “rein in the EPA.&# Yeah, that’s a much better idea than reining in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

2011 139

Greenius Says The Congresswoman Gets It. Harman Calls Lack of Bold or Binding Agreement to Cap GHG Emissions in Copenhagen, “Stunning.”

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Harman with South Bay community leaders outside the Green Idea House home site of Robert and Monica Fortunato. Tags: Environmental Politics Voters campaign climate change environment sea-level rise Congresswoman Jane Harman dency nelson Diane Moss Michael DiVirgilio Monica Fortunato Robert Fortunato South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group

2009 143

L.A. Times “Coverage” of Largest Climate Demonstration in So Cal History

Creative Greenius

This wouldn’t be happening if Sam Zell had any idea of what he was doing as owner of the paper. Tags: environment The L.A. bird cage liner devoted half a page above the fold in today’s paper to this: Always nice to be in the L.A. Times but this coverage is clueless and snarky. The paper missed the money shot and they do not get the 350 message. The L.A.

2009 109

We Are ALL Tongan

Creative Greenius

When I first met Elizabeth I had no idea that there were so many Tongan Americans living in large communities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Dallas and other cities across the USA. As my friends at the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme put it: Pacific islands are extremely vulnerable to climate change. Tags: Sustainability carbon producers climate change environment fossil fuels sea-level rise solar power Tonga We Are ALL Tongan

2009 147

Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

Creative Greenius

A beaming Alison Diaz, ECHS’ Founder and Executive Director was at the center of it all on the campus that started as an idea in her head and then in a church basement in 1999. And of course the campus was teeming with hundreds of ECHS students, looking sharp and bright in their best business casual fashions as they proudly presented their purpose-driven projects, thoughts and ideas that are the heart of the annual Community Forum’s program.

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3 More Reasons I’m Happy I Dumped the Democrats

Creative Greenius

It was always an easy choice because the Republicans were so clearly the party of phonies, hypocrites and mean-spirited, self-centered, big business boot-licking, environment-hating pollution-lovers. ” Yeah, that’s a much better idea than reining in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. When I quit the Democratic party last summer the last straw for me was their total FAIL to take a stand and do anything about climate change.

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

Creative Greenius

Here’s some brainstorming ideas from the Greenius and Greenpeace to get you thinking: -Build an ominous and scary cardboard coal plant with smoke stacks that you tow behind your bike. Bicycles carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change environment fossil fuels Sustainability Beyond Coal CicLaVia Greenpeace Jenny Binstock Roll Against Coal Sierra ClubHow’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A.

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

Creative Greenius

We covered: global warming, nuclear power, clean air, smart growth, globalization and the environment. But I say it is because the money we spend there cannot be spent on fixing the environment. Number two, we’ve made a terrible mess of the environment there. And using all this money to kill people is exactly opposite of what it should be used for - for the environment. Earth - Environment - Economic - Election - 2004. Any idea why?

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The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

Creative Greenius

So the idea that panels you put on now will become antiquated and no longer generating free, clean renewable power from sunshine is ludicrous. citizen volunteer climate change environment renewable energy solar power carlson real goods solar DWP enphase microinverter grid-tied solar Kirchhoff's Circuit laws monocrystalline modules Ohm's Law PG&E polycrystalline modules SCE Scott Carlson Solar Living Institute Solar pathfinder Solemetric SunEye thin film solar

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Greenius On The Green Scene - The South Bay Report

Creative Greenius

We only had 20 minutes to brainstorm so we didn’t work out every detail, but it seemed like an idea worth pursuing. I carpooled over with my bud, the Reverend Ron, who like the idea of both being with fellow greens and fellow drinkers. Chris also hipped us to why using biodiesel is so good for the environment and for your car. I dug talking environment with the candidates for Redondo Beach and Manhattan beach City Council.

2009 109

Kawasaki Heavy taps Corvus Energy for batteries for first all-electric tanker

Green Car Congress

In addition, reduced noise and vibration will create a more comfortable work environment for the crew members and limit noise pollution in the bay and its surroundings. This idea was originally proposed by e5 Lab and Asahi Tanker.

Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

They’re building their new Bright IDEA from scratch and they’re building it with a very non-GM mindset. Tags: electric cars environment greenwashing plug-in cars politics AeroVironment BMW Mini-E ChargePoint Chevy Volt Coulomb Gridpoint J1772 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Plug-In 2009 Plug-In America If you’ve been wondering just how real the new Chevy Volt that gets 230 mpg in city driving is , well just take a look for yourself.

2009 109

The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

Creative Greenius

And start speaking up and speaking out against patently stupid and dangerous ideas like drilling for more oil domestically or using our abundant coal resources. campaign carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change environment fossil fuels politics renewable energy sea-level rise solar power 350 ppm 350.org Bill McKibben Dick Cheney George W Bush James Hansen South Bay 350 Climate Action Group

2009 116

It’s Time To Go To The Mattresses

Creative Greenius

Everyone thought that was a great idea, and I went along. Tags: carbon producers toxic waste fossil fuels greenwashing environment coal-fired power plants climate change China global warming coal carbon mattresses Killer Coal pollution India

2009 122

Torrance Enviro Commish - From Curious to CringeWorthy

Creative Greenius

Nor did the Commissioners have any ideas for incentives or fast tracking possibilities to encourage more green building in Torrance. And that stands for Gobble… When the Commissioners were presented with a video by Torrance staff promoting the upcoming Earth Hour event on March 28, they didn’t endorse the idea and call for the participation of the city of Torrance. The most recognizable symbol of Torrance Environmental Quality.

2009 100

Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

Creative Greenius

And people have no idea what’s coming with coal and what that’s going to cost them in electric bills. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, IT’S ABOUT SPINNING THINGS FAST. The environment? I want to spin things really fast and not hurt the environment when I’m doing it. The environment is very, very important to me but the reason we spin things, and that’s causing problems for the environment, we spin things fast so your lights are on right now.

2009 126

Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

Creative Greenius

You need more than just great ideas, policy and planning – you also have to have the motivational chops to not just talk about change, but to actually effect it. climate change environment green building renewable energy solar power water conservation AB 811 Ann Livingston Bevilacqua Knight Bob Williams Brian Gitt Build It Green Cisco Devries City of Palm Desert EIP EcoMotion Greenpoint Rated Jim Ferguson Palm Desert Office of Energy Management Pat Conlan Rodney Dole Ted Flanigan

2009 109

The Most Powerful Greenius In America

Creative Greenius

Yes, even these unfortunate dimwits can still save what’s left of their retirement funds while helping out the rest of us who weren’t fooled by the right wing, unabashed carbon pimps who ran things in the US government from 2000-2008 and did more damage to our environment than any government in history. In fact that’s such a good idea the Public Utilities Commission of California already has that mandate in place. FOLLOW ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE.

2009 109

Competition: Young people share their visions of the future

Green Cars News

The winner of the European Environment Agency (EEA) competition has been revealed. The Agency asked young people across Europe to submit a short video with their idea of a sustainable future as part of the ‘Generation ‘92 video competition’. Green credentials competition European Environment AgencyEvery Problem Has a Solution video The inspirational winning video called ‘Every Problem Has a Solution’ [.].

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Exxon/Mobil To Fund Solar Financing Bond For Torrance Homeowners

Creative Greenius

It’s a pretty good idea isn’t it? Of course you’re not going to get that kind of creative approach to our city’s environmental problems from the status quo commissioners currently in charge of bringing bright environmental ideas to a city council that may or may not really be looking for any.

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

Creative Greenius

The biggest attribute of this glorious South Bay is our environment. It’s the environment – the sun, the air, the water, the land. Only the EPN makes the environment a priority where I live and it’s why I’ve made volunteering for the Environmental Priorities Network MY priority. I like Dency’s idea of installing these turbines atop tall poles on our South Bay piers where the winds are more forceful and regularly blowing. The Greenius in Yosemite.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

Creative Greenius

Most have no idea. citizen volunteer climate change electric cars environment environmental legislation fossil fuels green building plug-in cars politics renewable energy solar power AB 811 AB 920 ABC Solar Barad Bartz Berkeley CEC EcoMotion feed-in tarrifs Felix Karmer Gainsville Florida Hillside Overlay Howard Choy L.A. Marilyn Lyon of the SBESC with your Creative Greenius at the PV Street Fair June 7.

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