Green Vehicles, Inc. is a maker of all-electric freeway commuter cars, and the company’s intention is to build the world’s most efficient, nontoxic vehicles manufactured with the most efficient, nontoxic methods. After the successful roll-out of commercial prototypes in 2009, by 2010 the company was ready for expansion to volume production.
Last Saturday was a field trip to the Buena Vista dump for the Santa Cruz County master composters class. The tour featured the wood-scrap-to-mulch machines and the foodscrap composting process, managed by Vision Recycling. I will admit to a certain 5-year-old boyhood fascination with gigantic wood-mashing machinery, but nonetheless, this tour was cool.
From July to October 2009 I co-produced Green Business Camp Santa Cruz 2009, sponsored by Inner Light Ministries. My participation evolved into serving as the project manager, communications director, and emcee for this event. The event engaged over 100 participants and several sponsors who are passionate about creating positive environmental and social impact through their businesses.
I was a member of the first Climate Action Team in the City of Santa Cruz. This inaugural group was the test case for Santa Cruz’s CAT program, and was a training ground for future team leaders. That first team, “Team Sweat Pea,” reduced 13,872 annual pounds of CO2 by the end of the one-month program, and pledged to reduce 8,360 lbs/year more in the near term.