Archive for August, 2011
Hello! I am starting an energy club at Saddleback Valley Christian School. I have done some research and I found this very informative website: http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/tips/schools.html According to this website,California schools spend $700 million a year (about 3% of their budget) on energy. That is a lot of money spent on energy. I hope to find […]
On August 21, 2011 the Aliso Viejo Patch published an article, “Joining Together to Protect the Planet” which acknowledges IEA efforts and activities. In the article IEA founding member, Andrew Hunter, describes the origins of the alliance and some of the activities. If you are wondering what the IEA is all about, you must read […]
Very please to announce that Catherine Connelly has joined the alliance. She did attend and participate in the alliance International Environmental Forum in China during summer 2010. She attends St. Margaret’s at St. Magaret’s Episcopal school and intends to join the energy club their and help with the eco forum. Welcome Catherine!
This overview has been provide courtesy of Bruce Cook . It’s a great overview of the process such an initiative may need to go through in your city. Chances are that your city has some sort of environmental plan in plan. This plan makes so much sense, if your city doesn’t have such a plan […]
In June 2010, myself along with the help of fellow IEA Founder Andrew Hunter created and developed the China & America: Building our Future Environmental Forum. This event took place in Guiyang, China and was comprised of students from both the United States and China who share a common passion for the environment. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote a letter commending
The Alliance has been working all summer getting ready for the fall. Whether you are starting a new club, or carrying on with an existing club, it’s time to start planning.
Existing clubs, it’s a good time of the year to meet with your key members, or even all members to set goals for the upcoming year. Planning now will give you the momentum you need for a good year. Remember, it’s not just about having a club. It’s about having a club that has accomplishments. Getting your members together to plan goals now will help your members budget their time in the rest of their activities. If you start too late, you may find that your members have all their
The city of Aliso Viejo is having their 1st workshop for the fall series of implementation strategies of the Green Initiative. “Energy & Water Conservation.” Thursday, September 1, 2011, 7:00pm, Aliso Viejo Conference Center, 31 Santa Barbara Drive, Aliso Viejo. Refreshments will be served. Questions? 949.425.2591 Fellow students, this is a great way to start […]
In my meeting today with Albert Armijo and Bruce Cook, director of planning services for Aliso Viejo, and Green Initiative Program Manager, respectively, we discussed the future of the Green Initiative, and how the International Energy Alliance could work collaboratively with the city on this project. What’s really great about this opportunity is that they […]
International Energy Alliance members traveled to Shanghai, China, to study environmental and energy issues in urban planning June 24-29. This study was actually designed by Andrew Hunter, Paolo Noppenberger and Ariela Osuna with the help of HPP architects based in Germany, Energy Design also based in Germany, and Tongji University based in Shanghai. Andrew had been helping with urban planning for the city of Aliso Viejo in California and had forwarded the PowerPoint presentations from the city to Shanghai so that the ideas and issues could be integrated into the lectures. The city of Aliso Viejo Green Initiative is now a collaborative project for the IEA.