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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Green Chambers/Weekend Edition

This came to us from the San Francisco Green Chamber:

Last Friday was a monumental day for shark conservation advocates along the West Coast and around the world including the SF Bay Area Green Chamber of Commerce! Governor of California Jerry Brown signed into law AB 376, The California Shark Protection Act, which from this day forward bans the sale, trade, or distribution of shark fins off the California coast. 

California has now joined the ranks of other states taking action to protect sharks in coastal waters such as Washington (2011) and Hawaii (2010) and Oregon will hopefully be next!

Benefit Corporation Legislation Passes in CA

This week we had another big win in California! 

Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 361 into law.

According to B Corp organization, the California Benefit Corp. legislation is unique, providing the strongest consumer and investor protection through the most rigorous transparency provisions among the states that have so far enacted benefit corporation legislation. 

AB 361 goes into effect Jan. 1. Similar Benefit Corporation laws exist in Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, Vermont and Virginia. Benefit Corporation legislation is awaiting approval in New York and is moving forward in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

East Bay Mixer Oct 18

Join the Green Chamber for our Fall Mixer in Oakland, CA!
Date: Tuesday, October 18th 
Time: 6 – 8 p.m

Red Oak Realty
2099 Pleasant Valley Avenue @ 51 St.
Oakland, CA 94611
 We are looking into bringing a Green Chamber to RI/MA/CT.  We love the events, legislative initiatives and umbrella for growing sustainable companies and their products and services.  Please let us know if you would like to help, and we hope you consider getting behind a Green Chamber in your city and town as well.
Enjoy the weekend.  Our best wishes to the SF Green Chamber.  Keep up the good work.

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