California Green Solutions Newsletter - MARCH 2010
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APRIL, 2010
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This is a short issue to tell you about upcoming events. Take just a moment to review, and then discover practical solutions for your career and your community:

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Green Jobs & Green Career Planning

April 20, 9AM Pacific

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It's spring, yeah! One's favorite season is always an energizer and this spring is delivering very nicely. My favorite nature preserve is bursting into bloom with California poppies and related wildflowers. Birds are singing and building nests. And landscapes are vibrant and spreading a million shades of green before my admiring eyes! Yes!

Webinar with Carol McClelland

We are partnering with several green solution providers to bring you new avenues of green business opportunity and visibility.

Carol McClelland, author of the brand spankin' new "Green Careers for Dummies" book will be sharing her tips with us on our very first webinar. Please register early so you get into this informative discussion of where the jobs are... and how to prepare for them.

This is a FREE webinar, and will be helpful for job seekers, as well as business leaders, trainers and career advisors. The "MAP" of green careers is a basic research tool for narrowing in or real opportunities.

California Green Solutions is bringing Carol's webinar to our readers... we hope you will join us:

Which INDUSTRY are you most interested in for a green career?

Here are the results for our latest survey:
Caption. With early results (72 people) responding, it's interesting that to see that we are in the early stages of green -- "education" ranks first in interest areas.

Topic %#
Education | Training 18.92% 14
Green Building | New Construction 14.86% 11
Energy Efficiency | Existing Buildings 12.16% 9
Agriculture | Food 12.16% 9
Natural Resources | Conservation 10.81% 8
Energy 8.11% 6
Manufacturing 8.11% 6
Transportaiton | Logistics 5.41% 4
Risk Management | Finance, Insurance 5.41% 4
Compliance | Policy 4.05% 3

LA Times "Green Supplement" in mid-May

Got Green? Media Planet Green Business Supplement in LA TIMES - May 14 Need to get the word out about your green solutions in the Los Angeles area? The LA Times is publishing a special "Green Business" supplement on May 14. This might be a great way to build momentum for your products and/or services for solutions in "The Smart Grid", "Solar Power", "Water Conservation", "Energy Efficiency"... or even electric cars!

I will be writing several articles about green solutions for the supplement, so you know there will be good information ... and practical solutions that can be provided by our regional green companies.


Identify your goals. Find opportunities. Create a strategy. Work your plan! Green Career Central can help.

ENG EX for Green Exporting

Be sure to use our CODE for the discount.
We have arranged with the hosts of the San Diego green business conference and expo to give our readers a special discount on attendance and on booth space. If you can benefit from connecting with government agencies that promote exports, or learn more about selling your green products to the federal government... you might want to check out this conference, the ENG EX to be held conveniently in San Diego.

Read more about the expo on California Green Solutions.

Recent Green Solutions Added to the Directory

Is YOUR company listed yet? Check it out -- It's free.
Cell Funds a Sherman Oaks company who helps companies, cities and nonprofits recycle used cell phones. Ask how they can make collecting the phones easy (and a fund raiser) for your group.

Ecopsychology with Ginny Anderson, Ph.D. works with individuals and groups in outdoor settings to help them develop and expand relationships with each other and the natural world we inhabit.

JAR Innovations Inc. are inventors of biodegradable bags for Tampons & small pads.

Smart Energy Plus helps clients take advantage of Canada's plans to inject up to $146 million in clean energy projects, including energy use in buildings, community heat generation, renewables and energy storage.

... we invite our readers to add their company listings. Your first year is free ... and the next year it's $50. It's our way of providing our readers with visibility and connections in yet another way!

Recent Articles on

I'm going to spare you the links today... we invite you to visit our homepage, or sign up for Twitter ... we add new "solution" articles to California Green Solutions DAILY. We cover green jobs and careers; green manufacturing; green building; ... and sustainability for all of us!

Let us know how we can serve you better. Email our editor:

You can go directly to Lorman for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539. Be sure to give Lorman our DISCOUNT CODE to receive our readers' 25% discount.

Teleconferences from Our Training Partner, Lorman Education Services

California Green Solutions has partnered with Lorman Education Services to provide continuing education in a variety of topic can search for your key training topics.

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Our readers receive a 25% discount on all orders. You may register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539. Please use Priority Code 16148 and Discount Code X7152134 when registering.

Here is a list of APRIL courses:


April 15, 2010

Pros and Cons of Cost-Plus vs. Fixed Price Contracts
April 16, 2010

Wellness Programs: Underlying Legal Requirements and Impact Developments
April 16, 2010

FEMA's Critical Flood Plain Regulation
April 16, 2010

Air Rights in Development: Current Trends and Legal Concerns
April 19, 2010

10 Employee Handbook Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make
April 20, 2010

Surety Bonds and Contract Provisions
April 20, 2010

Medicare Secondary Payer Act - Protecting Medicare's Interest In Insurance Settlements
April 21, 2010

Pay-for-Performance Redefined
April 22, 2010

An Introduction to L3Cs: Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies
April 22, 2010

Preparing for an Unemployment Compensation Hearing
April 23, 2010

Asphalt vs. Concrete: Selection and Design Considerations
April 23, 2010

Real Estate Income Tax Issues
April 26, 2010

OFCCP Compliance for Construction Contractors
April 26, 2010

Understanding the New GFE and HUD-1/1A Settlement Statements
April 27, 2010

Wellness Programs: Underlying Legal Requirements and Impact Developments
April 27, 2010

Green Building Design Basics
April 28, 2010

Jeopardizing Exempt Status
April 28, 2010

Understand and Interpret Financial Statements
April 28, 2010

Internet and Email: Monitoring Employee Conduct
April 29, 2010

Fast-Track Construction: Opportunities and Challenges Management
April 29, 2010

A Guide to Hybrid Coding
April 30, 2010


Please visit for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539.

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California Green Solutions is the premier small biz resource center for green solutions. Solutions For Green also publishes a green company directory, and a directory of green job certifications: GreenJobWizard.

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