EcoGreen Group of Silicon Valley
Building The Electron Economy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rod Kirk   

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Presented by Robert Cormia - Foothill College

In Collaboration With the Ecogreen Group of Silicon Valley


Developments in energy technology are accelerating, from energy storage to building analytics to smart grid deployment.  Simultaneous reductions in cost for battery and electric vehicle technology, along with policy are pushing electric vehicle adoption.   "Building the Electron Economy" is an integrated path to decarbonizing our energy infrastructure, using a systems approach of eleven interconnected technologies. It's a plan and a path to achieve an environmentally and economically sustainable energy system, with achievable milestones.  Join Professor Robert Cormia to learn about how we can live very comfortably in a low carbon electric world.  How will "transactive energy", evolving utility business models, technology, and energy efficiency contribute to this new world?

Thursday March 12, 2015

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm  Check-in & Networking

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Presentation and Q&A


This event is FREE but please pre-register at Eventbrite to reserve a seat. 


Funding Cleantech PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alex Mednick   

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Venture Summit/West 2015 took place in Mountain View, California during February of this year. This article provides some informative insite and take aways from this conference. Join me on a discoverey of what's happening in startups and funding in areas that will become a part of our lives in the near future.


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AlexMednickAlex Mednick is a Technology and Environmental Professional with an extensive background in Computer Science, Finance, Green Building and Environmental Planning. Alex has been a leader in a number of organizations, including Sustainable Silicon Valley, the Green Building Council in Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley, Acterra, and most recently the EcoGreenGroup of Silicon Valley. He is always looking at how best to collaborate in bringing forth innovative green technologies and concepts to the marketplace in the areas including sustainable transportation, health, cell phones, community development, web tools, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Human Relations In The Workplace PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Lemons   

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Understanding the role of human relations in the workplace is critical to our personal success and to the long term success of
any business. This talk will provide some insight into how we can be more effective and  how businesses can improve by paying attention to human relations. Areas to be discussed will include: 




  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management
  • Dealing with Change
  • Continuous Learning
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Handling Conflict and Negotiation


Stop Wasting Time! How to Build Your Professional Presence Strategically PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rod Kirk   

EcoGreen Group of Silicon Valley  Weekly Meeting 

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Right now you are investing a lot of time and energy in your presence-building activities. It's easy to get seduced into thinking more activity is the best way to get better results. But there's a real danger to being active without a plan. The key question to ask is: Are your current presence-building actions reaping the results you need for your job search or career development?

In this presentation, Carol McClelland, PhD, award-winning author of Green Careers For Dummies and founder of Green Career Central, will share five specific strategies you can use to amp up the strategic value of your presence-building activities. In addition, Carol will do laser coaching with several audience members to demonstrate how to realign your presence-building activities to match your current career goals.

Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting. No charge, but please register.


8:15 am to 9:45 am Thursday, March 19, 2015

Free - Click Here to RSVP on Meetup

Meet the Bioneers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rod Kirk   

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We are fortunate to live in a geographical area full of opportunites to engage with people and organizations involved with "helping the earth". The Bioneers is one such organization. For some reason, this organization has gone unnoticed by too many people. This discussion will provide some informative and interesting background on this great organization. Your take aways will be an understanding of the philosophy, programs, people, events, and future plans of the Bioneers. Please join us for this interesting session.  

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