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Healthy Building Science

Healthy Building ScienceHealthy Building Science is a residential and commercial environmental consultants that diagnose, air and other indoor toxins that are harmful for your health.

They offer environmental testing services including air quality, allergen, mold, soil and water quality. Healthy Building Inspections / Industrial Hygiene in your home and office and Green Building Consulting in San Francisco Greater Bay Area.

Using their years of experience and high tech testing gadgets they can give a complete inspection along with their recommnedations. Their environmental inspectors can collect samples for laboratory analysis to provide comprehensive reports.

Healthy Building Science also has a number of third-party certifications including: Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), Accredited Professional, GreenPoint Rater, Healthy Home Specialist
Building Biology Environmental Consultant, Lead Inspector / State of California Department of Public Health, Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant, Certified Microbial Investigator, Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Bay Area Green Business.

To know more visit their website.


Signature Hardwood Floors

Signature Hardwood Floors
Signature Hardwood Floors is a family owned licensed hardwood flooring contractor that provides exceptional workmanship to customers in the San Francisco Peninsula. The Bay Area being one of the most environmentally conscious areas in the world, homeowners here are increasingly requesting materials that are healthy to protect their homes and the environment.

Whether you choose solid wood, engineeerd wood, or laminated flooring, the experienced crew takes special care in respecting your home, maintaining cleanliness and safe job sites. Signature Hardwood Floors is committed to provide a broad range of flooring choices, including eco-friendly choices that are important to your family’s health. Signature also guarantees the quality of the materials installed meets your specifications and their finish is guaranteed for six years against cracking, peeling and chipping on refinished and newly installed floors.

Signature Hardwood Floors is a Certified Green Building Professional through Build It GREEN. With offices in San Mateo, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Campbell, Signature is your licensed hardwood flooring contractor.

Marin Green Drinks on April 11

Marin Green Drinks on April 11

The next Marin Green Drinks business mixer is scheduled on April 11, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Our special guest speaker will be Caryl Levine of Lotus Foods.

Marin Green Drinks is a free business mixer held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Lotus Cuisine of India a certified green business in downtown San Rafael.

Relax, mingle and network with people living and working as green as we can. See you there!

Tree Service, Tree Removal, Landscaping by Sonoma Marin Arborists Inc

Posted in News by kahl on November 4, 2013
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Got Green? We’re Here to Help!

Established in 2007, Sonoma-Marin Arborists Inc. is a small, woman-owned, licensed tree and landscaping company offering certified arborist consultation, certified line clearance arborists, a licensed timber operator, CCO, and master green building professional service in the 6th year of their operation. With over 20 years experienced in the field, SMArborists explore green waste recovery and salvage opportunities while delivering quality, communication, & craftsmanship.

Sonoma-Marin Arborists Services:

* Licensed Tree Service
* Stump Removal
* Landscaping Contractor
* Tree Trimming
* Hazard tree assessment from trimming to total tree removal
* Certified Line Clearance Arborists
* Salvaged Redwood lumber for sale from saw logs
* Large-scale brush chipping with excavator
* Invasive species, tall grass, weed mowing & mastication
* Tractor & excavator work
* Hauling of wood & chips
*Certified Line Clearance Arborist
* Class A commercial trucking license & 65 foot rear mount bucket truck
* Crane services with Ad-Lite Crane & Precision Crane Services
* On-site wood milling available
* Tree mulching for overall health & vigor
* Firebreaks done in participation with local fire & fuel load specialists
* Overseeing spraying for SOD
* Tree assessment in conjunction with Consulting Arborists
* Safety pruning with regard to high target & traffic areas
* Fast response to storm emergencies

Trees and the land are integral parts of the ecosystems that SMArborists advocate for, but they also view them, in a much broader sense, as directly interconnected to our larger planet, as a whole.

The most exciting & rewarding part of SMA’s tree & landscaping projects is seeing the benefits of proper tree & land care, with regards to sustainability, aesthetics, & the multifaceted functionality of trees, plants, & earth, well placed. The Sonoma Marin Arborists are working for the Planet!

Proper tree care is necessary. It should be done by a licensed arborist. They are specialists in proper trimming of trees. Pruning or removal can be dangerous. We can help!

For tree service and landscaping contact Sonoma Marin Arborists Inc. at 415-455-8733. Visit

50% OFF Tickets Green Chamber Annual Gala – ONLY $25 for members!

Posted in News by kahl on September 12, 2012
The San Francisco Green Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual Event is just around the corner! Register TODAY and receive your 50% off member only special tickets to attend the BACK TO BASICS, BLACK & WHITE GALA on September 20th in San Francisco with keynote speaker HP Director of Environmental Initiatives and Sustainability, Chris Librie!

See all the exciting details in our latest press release below and we look forward to seeing you there!




HP Director of Environmental Initiatives, Chris Librie to Keynote at

September 20, 2012 event

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 6, 2012) Please join the Green Chamber of Commerce (GCC), sustainable business professionals, thought leaders and politicians at our 4th annual celebration, the Back to Basics, Black & White Gala: Honoring Our Community’s Commitment To Sustainable Business Leadership.  Held in San Francisco at EEFG, Inc. on September 20, 2012, the Gala showcases our sustainable community through exhibition and awards, highlights our green business policy initiatives and successes over the past year, and provides an opportunity to network with over 100 sustainable business professionals and community leaders. To register, click here:

Guest Speakers

We are excited to have as our keynote speaker, HP Director of Environmental and Health Initiatives, Sustainability and Social Innovation Chris Librie, discussing what he sees as the future for corporate sustainability in addition to why it is vital for businesses of all sizes to demonstrate a commitment to – and collaborate on – sustainability.  There will also be a special address by Green Chamber community partner representative, Group Manager of Product and Policy from General Motors Dave Barthmuss, who is representing the Chevrolet Volt as a proud new member and sponsor of the Green Chamber.

Great Food, Drinks, and Exhibitors
Join us and be treated to offerings from local green businesses, organic caterers and beer and wine makers.  Among those participating are Green Chamber members, Blue Heron CateringSavoy Events CateringDelicious Catering, there will be samplings from Frey Organic Wines and local microbreweries Speakeasy Brewery and Bison Organic Beers, as well as sweet treats from Wish Upon A Cupcake.

Exclusive VIP Hour

Attend our Exclusive VIP/ Media Hour from 6 – 7pm to connect one-on-one with sustainable business and community leaders such asSusan Frank of The Better World Group, Jordan Carlton Schaul of National Geographic, keynote speaker Chris Librie of HPand many other guests.

Sustainable Business Award & Raffle

Green Chamber is proud to announce it’s 2nd Annual attendee chosen Green Chamber Sustainable Business Leadership Award. A short list based on nominations by Green Chamber members.  In addition to holding a raffle, which will include exclusive products and services from green businesses, artists, luxury hotels, and much more! For more information, click here:

B2B Gala Sponsors

Thank you to our leading sponsors of the Green Chamber 4th Annual Gala: East Bay MUDChevrolet VoltGreen DentistryFrey VineyardsKahl Web Services Consultants, and Sungevity.  Learn more:

Tickets & Event Details:

About the Green Chamber of Commerce:

The Green Chamber of Commerce was created to strengthen a growing business movement that supports sustainable business practices, promote the success of its members, and advocate for green public policy. The Green Chamber provides its members with promotional opportunities, discounts, hosted events, a voice in national and local policy, and tools to become more environmentally and socially responsible.


What:              The 2012 Green Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual Event, Back to Basics, Black & White Gala: Celebrating a commitment to sustainable business leadership

When:            Thursday, September 20, 2012 ~ 7pm – 10pm (VIP Hour 6pm – 7pm)

Where:           EEFG, Inc. 657 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105

Keynote:        Chris Librie, Director of HP Environmental and Health Initiatives, Sustainability and Social Innovation

Award:           2nd Annual Green Chamber Member, Sustainable Business Leadership Award

Attire:             Black & White Cocktail Suggested

Host:                The Green Chamber of Commerce

Tickets:       Members – $25 per person,  Non-members – $50 per person

VIP:             Members: $50, Non-members $75


Event Contact:         Risa De Ferrari, Executive Director, Green Chamber of Commerc | 415-250-3017

Sponsorship, Exhibition, Raffle donation opportunities are available.  For more information, click here:

Proceeds of the event directly benefit Green Chamber of Commerce development of sustainable networking, education, and advocacy programs. 

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