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Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index Shows More Than One Million Clean Energy Jobs Exist

National study, from the third quarter of 2013, also notes an increase in alternative fueling stations and ranks the top states in energy efficiency

Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean energy, found more than one million job postings in the clean energy sector from July 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. This shows a 54 percent increase in…


Added by Molly on November 22, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Announces New President, David Needham

Business leader brings strong leadership, a collaborative style and a passion for renewable energy education to his new role

Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, announced the appointment of David Needham as its new president, effective November 4, 2013. Needham will be responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction of the school; ensuring student, graduate and employer satisfaction;…


Added by Molly on November 14, 2013 at 8:21am — No Comments

See the Dolmens for guidence and inspiration!

My dear friends!

Come and join us on Dolmen Pilgrimage - 

Visit the Keepers for guidence and inspiration - have this great experience in the Year 2014 !…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 30, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

A Pilgrim’s Progress Moving from Conserving to Resilience

We’re Loni and TJ, a pair of homeowners who are on the road to resilience. We’d like to share a few things we’ve learned along the way that we hope will be of value to you, or at least have you nodding your head in recognition. And since we’re seeking a new housemate for the next stage of the journey, we’ve…


Added by Loni Gray on August 8, 2013 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Vertical Farming

The Problem

By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is represented by the country of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed them, if traditional farming practices continue as they are…


Added by Darkin Tanner on August 8, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Sustainable cooperative permaculture/polyculture farm in Mexico's mountains, documentary project

I produce video projects about sustainability, including projects with authors, Eric Toensmeier, Perennial Vegetables, Michael Phillips, Holistic Orcharding, Eliot Coleman, Year 'Round Vegetables Production, Sandor Katz, Fermentation Workshop, and many more.

I’m producing a new project, which will be published by Chelsea Green Publishing. We have a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the project (see link below). It's about an amazing cooperative farm, Las Cañadas, in the…


Added by Ed Dooley on July 16, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Water, Water Everywhere? Maybe Not for Long

By Suzanne York,

Another day, another warning by scientists that human beings are pushing the planet to a tipping point. 

At the “Water in the Anthropocene” conference last week in Germany, 500 leading water scientists declared that water is becoming one of the most serious factors that could limit human…


Added by on May 29, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Reviving Rivers: A Sign of Hope for the Colorado

By Suzanne York,

With over 7 billion people on the planet, demand for water for household, agricultural, and industrial use is increasing even faster than population growth.  Many areas, such as the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, are already experiencing competing demands on water in a region heavily…


Added by on May 1, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute’s Power Utility Technician Program Addresses Growing Need for Talent in the Sector

More than 10,200 Power Utility Jobs were Available in the Last Year; Industry Insiders See Looming Talent Gap

The Power Utility industry is experiencing a massive demographic shift and employees who know both conventional grid and smart grid technology are in demand. With a growing number of retirees and new technologies cropping up, a new generation of power utility technicians is critical for the industry. Ecotech Institute, which focuses entirely on preparing students…


Added by Molly on April 29, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Upcoming events on using Fungi to healing the Earth and living sustainably.

Mycopermaculture workshop

At Food Not Lawns 1145 Laurel St. Santa Cruz 
Thursday May 2nd. 4:30-7pm
With Ja Shindler of Fungi for the People and Maya Elson of Radical Mycology
Learn techniques for gardening with mushrooms. Learn how you can cultivate mushrooms for food, building soil, aerating soil, retaining water, supporting plants and much more! 
This is a hands-on workshop, so get ready to get dirty.

Added by Maya Elson on April 20, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments

A Week of Happiness: Prioritizing Well-being for Our World

By Suzanne York,


As you recover from the stress of filing taxes, you can take some relief and pleasure in this being Sustainable Happiness Week.  It kicked off on April 13th, and runs through April 20th

Where is it easiest to feel happy?  Check out this…


Added by on April 18, 2013 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Support Bill to Ban Fracking in California

Dear Friends,

Please join us in supporting AB1301 (, which places a moratorium on fracking in California, by signing your organization on to the below letter of support or sending in your own letter. If you have any questions, please contact Rose Braz at or…


Added by Andrea Weber on April 9, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Announces New Facility Management Program

Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy training, has expanded its program offerings and is now taking applications for its Facility Management Technology degree program. It’s the newest of the eight different programs focused on training students for jobs in sustainability. This associate’s degree program will prepare students for careers in…


Added by Molly on April 4, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments


Don't Frack California…

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Added by Andrea Weber on March 28, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Restore the Earth

Want to leave a Handprint?  Restore the Earth is a campaign that is about working to restore the great ecosystems around the planet; forests, oceans, freshwater, tundra, corals and the soils – they are the greatest allies we have for our future, to give us a better quality of life, clean air, food security, pure water and…


Added by Darlene Cavallara on March 21, 2013 at 1:10am — No Comments

Green Optimization

In the movement to "go green" and the increasing demand for products that deliver a sustainable practice to buyers fingertips, a lot has been going unmentioned within the circles of the press. 

The energy used to manufacture and transport products is often hidden, and it can be the prime…


Added by Darkin Tanner on March 15, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Technology and Networking in the Sustainability Transition

For urban growth, solutions to providing optimized experiences in all facets of living can be provided through the use of networking. The world is increasingly becoming more networked, and there is inherent value in connecting the unconnected.…


Added by Darkin Tanner on March 5, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Clean Jobs Index Lists More Than 103,000 U.S. Jobs that Correlate with Ecotech Institute’s Programs

Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on jobs training in sustainability, is nearing its three-year anniversary, celebrating a growing student body and an incredible network of alumni. Ecotech Institute educates the future cleantech…


Added by Molly on March 4, 2013 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Debuts First-of-its-Kind “Clean Jobs Index”

National Index shows where to find clean jobs and compares state sustainability initiatives

After nearly a year of research, Ecotech Institute today revealed the first-ever “Clean Jobs Index,” which aggregates all…


Added by Molly on February 20, 2013 at 9:31pm — 2 Comments

California Space of Love magazine (local edition)

My dear co-creators of this beautiful Earth!

We have a special gift for you - Space of Love magazine goes local - is being issued for California Central to South Coast!

Please download first four issues for free:

SOL California edition #1 ,…


Added by Yuri Smirnov on February 16, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

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