Green Festivals

  • BetterWorld Telecom 2010 Signpost

    As is our annual BetterBlog tradition, we mark the passing of each January 1st with some reflection and highlights of the previous year. As we make the turn into 2011, the BetterWorld team is excited as 2010, on almost every front, was our best to date – from new partnerships, to customers, expanding our mission and furthering our efforts to provide a concrete example and direction for how the telecoms industry can be a social and environmental leader, our pathway has never been more clear....
  • Case Study: Oregon 211info H1N1 Hotline

    This week we had the pleasure of presenting our case study with Oregon 211info – how 211info and the Oregon Department of Health quickly and efficiently created a call center in response to the H1N1 influenza epidemic, creating a model for other quick-response, temporary hotlines. In the fall of 2009, 211info and the Oregon Department of Human Services, working with BetterWorld Telecom, created a comprehensive hotline with a supervisor, a staff of 20 temporary information and referral agents, continually updated information, partners in nurse triage and clinic support offices, and administrative help from 211info....
  • Green Festival – San Francisco

    This was my second year attending the Green Festival in San Francisco. As a fledgling in 2002, San Francisco started with only 50 speakers and a handful of special events. Last year, the San Francisco Green Festival boasted 3 days filled with the best in green, and continues to expand in size and scope....
  • Washington D.C. GreenFest a Hit Again

    The BetterWorld team was out in force this past weekend to visit with friends, customers and partners at the 6th Annual D.C. GreenFest – there were over 120 speakers, 350 exhibitors and tens of thousands in attendance again! We saw so many great folks, including our friends from Theo Chocolate (see pic of Dana from Theo, Ali and Asya to the left)....
  • Green Your Theme Seattle

    Fresh off a great meeting with EcoTextiles this afternoon, the BetterWorld train is tonight at Seattle’s eco-friendly indoor venue, Sodo Park — It’s a party, a fashion show and a B2B event sharing local resources for greening events. We’ve been sampling great organic, local food and wine from the Seattle and western WA area – all with the main goal of kicking off the necessary conversations to produce the greenest events in the United States....
  • BetterWork in DC w FCC & The Wilderness Society

    Yesterday we had great meetings with both the Federal Communications Commission and The Wilderness Society, discussing BetterWork concepts and benefits for both the greater good and for individual organizations. We have been invited to participate in the FCC’s ongoing Workshop Series , which is bringing forward information and specific areas of focus, culminating in the National Broadband Plan....
  • ShoreBank, Changing the World Every Day

    Late last week, we were fortunate to visit with ShoreBank Corp. in Chicago – where the roots of the ShoreBank collective of organizations date back to the late 1960s in the South Shore area of Chicago. ShoreBank Corporation is America’s first community development and environmental bank holding company. Headquartered in Chicago, ShoreBank is a $2....
  • Seven Star & Asheville – A Pair Made in Heaven

    Last week we were fortunate to spend a few days with the team from Seven Star, a long-time customer and friend of BetterWorld. Seven Star is experiencing stellar success and growth – – now the green event planner for all the Green Festivals, Sol Fest, assisting with this year’s Democratic National Convention, and many more events....
  • Sustainable in Seattle – GreenFest 2008

    Another inaugural GreenFest in the rear view mirror and what a wonderful host Seattle played – kudos to the Global Exchange/Coop America/Seven Star team for putting on another flawless event, hard to imagine a better team out there, and we’re just lucky that they all love to put on Green Fesitvals....
  • DC Green Fest Wrapup

    Once again, DC showed its green stripes – tens of thousands of people streamed inside at the DC Convention center on two beautiful fall days to check out the latest in green trends, products and a great array of speakers and panels. As we are moving into ‘08, there will be four Green Festivals, with the addition of Seattle....
  • Getting our Green On – DC Green Fest Kicks Off

    Let the games begin! The crowds are pouring in as the DC Green Festival opening ceremonies are held – if you’re in the DC area, come on down & stay tuned…...
  • BetterWorld Customers Highlight Green Festival

    What a great site to look out over huge McCormick Place, see it teeming with attendees and so many BetterWorld customers displaying the great things they are doing to make it a better world – SustainLane, the Green Festival Premier sponsor, just launched their new website & are occupying center stage at the Festival....
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