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Editorial: Sack the bag bans

By   /  Friday, March 23rd, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Sack the bag bans

These bans amount to “greener than thou” grandstanding from enviro-cred-hungry city politicians.

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P&G, Paul Mitchell execs say mass-market is key for green

By   /  Thursday, March 22nd, 2012  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on P&G, Paul Mitchell execs say mass-market is key for green

Reaching the 85 percent of American consumers who won’t buy a more expensive product simply because it’s the eco-friendly alternative is one of the largest challenges facing American manufacturers. That was the discussion Thursday morning between Wall Street Journal editors, Procter & Gamble Co.’s chief executive, the entrepreneur behind Paul Mitchell shampoos and Patrón tequila, Read More →

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Editorial: Patagonia sets high mark with designation

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Patagonia sets high mark with designation

What has become embedded in the corporate DNA at Patagonia is the ability to stretch the limits of corporate thinking about green practices and social responsibility.

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A renewable market: Giant machines generating green energy

By   /  Monday, December 27th, 2010  /  Green Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on A renewable market: Giant machines generating green energy

Mafi-Trench Co. is building turboexpanders for the renewable energy sector

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Cal Poly’s new boss thinks big

By   /  Monday, December 27th, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly’s new boss thinks big

Incoming Cal Poly San Luis Obispo President Jeffrey Armstrong wants to turn the university into a catalyst for corporate social responsibility.

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When vision isn’t enough: Former Patagonia CEO leads MBA program

By   /  Monday, December 6th, 2010  /  Features, Green Coast  /  Comments Off on When vision isn’t enough: Former Patagonia CEO leads MBA program

Former Patagonia CEO Michael Crooke is overseeing a new certificate at Pepperdine University’s MBA program in Malibu focusing on socially responsible business practices

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New backer for SLO solar project

By   /  Wednesday, December 1st, 2010  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on New backer for SLO solar project

A new financial backer is pursuing federal loan backing for the smaller of the two utility-scale solar farms slated for the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County.

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