Archive for June 2011

Summer (and pollution) are here

Summer is upon us and, along with it, weather conditions that greatly impact our air quality. It’s during this time of year that ground level ozone—otherwise known as smog—truly becomes a problem. For this reason I am really making it…

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More Pride days

In the 2006 documentary 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama, when asked what steps he would take for world peace, His Holiness replies that he would have “more picnics and festivals.” There’s something to that. I celebrated Pride Day with…

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Celebrating our communities with acceptance and Pride

This coming weekend marks San Francisco’s Pride Parade, one of the world’s largest (and, in my humble opinion, one of the best) celebrations of diversity. It is truly incredible to see the love and acceptance that is shared throughout the…

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New energy ideas: from the Flintstones to the Jetsons

I was recently flipping through the May 2011 edition of Scientific American magazine and the article “7 Radical Energy Ideas for the Future” caught my attention. It highlights progressive ideas for new power sources that may one day displace today’s…

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Sailing across an ocean of plastic

I’ll send an S.O.S. to the world. I hope that someone gets my message in a bottle. —The Police, “Message in a Bottle” In 2010, David de Rothschild, founder of Adventure Ecology, led an 8,000 nautical mile voyage across…

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Easy to find money and energy-saving rebates

Don’t leave money on the table! If you’re thinking about making a home improvement, please consider making an energy-saving one. It may not be fun or exciting, but it can help reduce your monthly utility bills. To encourage you to…

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Now that’s loyalty

A colleague forwarded this fun story about a woman in Ohio with amazing customer loyalty. I wanted to share it with all of you! I loved the piece and found it especially touching—Huntington Bank is the bank I grew up…

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June Poll of the Month: “green biz”

One of the issues we struggle with is how to tell if a business is green. For example, we want to do business with environmentally-conscientious vendors, but because measures and operations can be different even within the same industry, it’s…

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Greener schools

I’m excited about the number of grant requests we receive for “green school” programs. It shows that people are thinking about Wells Fargo for environmental initiatives—which I love— and it also shows widespread demand from students, teachers, parents, and organizations…

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Where in the world is the Wells Fargo Green Team trophy?

In January, we told you about a cool new program (at least we think so!) that recognizes the incredible efforts of our many Wells Fargo Green Teams and also helps to engage local team members in our environmental efforts through…

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