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Tours of green and clean businesses coming next month

By kbender
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 at 4:33 pm in Uncategorized.

If you are interested in going on the East Bay Green Tour, you should probably leave the gas guzzling SUV at home. 


But in Berkeley, home of one of the original biofuel stations and a place where city cars run on biodiesel and there are plenty of hydrogen powered buses, it shouldn’t be hard to find a green and clean method of transportation.


Tours of green businesses, restaurants, housing, energy innovators, service providers, entertainment venues and manufacturers will take place between Nov. 8 and 17. The tours will provide a chance to meet business leaders face to face and see how green businesses operate.


The tours are open to the public and will take place in partnership with the San Francisco Green Festival. Organizers said the East Bay _ known as the Green Corridor _ has been a hub for green and clean businesses and the  alternative energy movement for decades. 


Organizers of the tours said the epicenter, Berkeley, has been home to some of the most pioneering businesses and organizations in the country, including Global Exchange, Clif Bar, Chez Panisse restaurant, the Ecology Center, The Biofuel Oasis, Sun Power Corp, and Urban Ore. For questions about the tours or to register, e-mail Marissa LaManga, the owner of Rasa Travel at marissa@studiorasa.org or 510-704-0379.


The tours are supported by the City of Berkeley; The Ecology Center, Alameda County Green Business Program; The Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce; Emeryville Chamber of Commerce; The Sustainable Business Alliance.

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One Response to “Tours of green and clean businesses coming next month”

  1. Mike Paunovich Says:

    You can find out more about the East Bay Green Tour at their blog: http://www.localbizblogs.com/greentour

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