Author name: Maryanne Conlin

Hear Maryanne speak on Social Media for Socially Conscious Brands at Expo East on September 27th! Maryanne Conlin is CPG brand marketer and digital marketing expert, CEO of RedRopes Digital and Partner Digital Strategy, 4GreenPs. A Shorty Award winner for best Green Content on Twitter, she was a member of the IAA team that won the Green Award in 2010 and most recently was a finalist for the PRSA - Los Angeles PRISM awards for social media. She and her team focus on providing strategic marketing direction, custom content for web, mobile and social platforms, social media community management and online promotions and digital advertising solutions for companies in the green, food and Hispanic space. Follow her on Twitter @maryanneconlin

The China US Environment And Energy Deal – What It Means For Cleantech

Though progress is on the way toward and energy deal with China at the China-US Economic Dialog, with the changing administration, the stakes just got higher for China. Grist reports that: China is pursuing cleantech so aggressively that, were it not for the election of Obama, they would have been a lock to be the …

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Economy Down. Green Spending Up By Fortune 500

Heartening news for purveyors of green. Sustainable Brands Weekly reports: Eighty percent of corporate sustainability executives in the Fortune 500 plan to maintain or increase their budgets in 2009 – despite today’s down market, according to a new survey. As we discussed in this piece on How To Cut Your Costs And Make Your Package …

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UN Climate Change Conference Creates 13000 Tons Of Carbon

[social_buttons] The UN Climate Conference in Poznan, Poland, starting today is raising hopes and fears across the green spectrum. As reported in the Christian Science Monitor. A year-long push to devise a new global climate-change treaty – one that picks up where the Kyoto Protocol leaves off – gets under way Monday in Poland, with …

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Will Black Friday Info.com Make Black Friday Green?

A new player in the online world this year is BlackFridayinfo.com, a website devoted to listing the various deals available on Black Friday, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. Or, this year, maybe not, according to this Black Friday Eve video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/jB2ruNhYmZ4&hl=en&fs=1] In a nutshell, what BlackFridayinfo tries to do is provide consumers …

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Obama Might Just Make Green Dreams Come True

The big news this weekend is Obama’s bold announcement to enact an economic stimulus package and, as those of us in the green movement noted…in the process a commitment to move forward with a green agenda. For a lighter look at what we think he should do, check out this video from Zaproot. [youtube= http://www.youtube.com/v/DpyxMuWHnxQ&hl=en&fs=1]

You Can’t Have A Kosher Turkey This Thanksgiving!

[social_buttons]Are you looking for a Kosher turkey this year? Many interested in organic food are, since Kosher Turkeys are required by Jewish law to be slaughtered in a particular fashion designed to be humane. Sarah Palin’sTurkey video has just increased awareness of the issue this year! They are also often organic by default, that is …

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The Green Festival, Obama and Hillary – What’s The Connection?

Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, she has always been a champion of Shorebank. Actually both Hillary and President-elect Obama are big supporters of this microlender and their work in both Arkansas and Kenya. This bank, with over $2 billion in assets recently sponsored the After Green Festival Party in San Francisco as part of …

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