<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Green News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/green http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usTue, 31 May 2016 15:03:27 -0700Tue, 31 May 2016 15:03:27 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Couple’s Drought-Friendly Yard Wins Big]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 08:53:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bonita-Landscape-1.JPG
One San Diego couple’s yard is certainly worth admiring: their drought-friendly landscape has just won a big contest.

Photo Credit: May Tjoa]]>
<![CDATA[Airport Launches Eco-Friendly Travel Program]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:05:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lindbergh-Field-1008_2.jpg
The San Diego International Airport (SAN) has launched a program designed to encourage sustainable jet-setting and offset the carbon footprint created by air travel.

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<![CDATA[Balboa Park's 2015 EarthFair]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:54:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Balboa-Park-Generic-Getty.jpg
The 25th annual EarthFair is coming to Balboa Park this Sunday, celebrating a sustainable lifestyle and what it means to go green on Earth Day.

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<![CDATA[California Now Home to More Than 100K Electric Cars]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:29:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/car+charger.jpg
An electric vehicle advocacy group says California surpassed the 100,000 mark for electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

Photo Credit: NBC 5]]>
<![CDATA[SD Entrepreneurs Make Green with Green Products]]> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 03:56:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/earthfair+tess+valencia.jpg
According to organizers, the event is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world, drawing an average of 60,000 people.]]>
<![CDATA[Alpine Hosts Recycling and Community Cleanup Event]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:54:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/82274596.jpg
In honor of Earth Day, Alpine is hosting a community cleanup and recycling day on Saturday, right in the heart of town.

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<![CDATA[Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:36:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/air-pollution-AP7004221649_7.jpg
Click to see some fascinating images of air pollution throughout the US from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[1to1 Movement Raises Awareness on Sustainability]]> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:58:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/7ASSTUDIO125_1200x675_126575171720.jpg
NBC 7's weekend morning anchors Megan Tevrizian and Greg Bledsoe speak to Amanda Tatum, of the 1-To-1 Movement, an organization working to raise awareness on sustainability. Tatum is joined by Patrick Henry High...]]>
<![CDATA[Opponents Slam Proposed Plastic Bag Ban]]> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:01:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bag-Ban-Opposition-1218.jpg
Opponents of a proposed plastic bag ban gathered Wednesday to call on the San Diego City Council to abandon the plan to remove plastic bags from local stores.

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<![CDATA[Poinsettias: How to Keep, Pronounce]]> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:24:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/poinsettia-generic-leaves-s.jpg
When you say poinsettia, you say San Diego.]]>
<![CDATA[No Plastic Water Bottles at Encinitas Events?]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:55:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bottled+water5.jpg
City leaders in Encinitas will debate whether to stop distributing single-use, plastic water bottles at city-sponsored events.]]>
<![CDATA[Greenpeace "Rainbow Warrior" Docks in San Francisco]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:34:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/11-11-2013-rainbow-warrior-greenpeace.jpg
Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior is docked in San Francisco until Nov. 19.

Photo Credit: Phil Walter/Getty]]>
<![CDATA[Balboa Park Goes Green(er)]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:33:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BalboaParkBeauty.jpg
On Wednesday, officials announced plans to make Balboa Park more sustainable.]]>
<![CDATA[New Rules for Cashing in Recyclables]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:18:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/recycling-generic-11014.jpg
Not all containers are the same when it comes to aluminum, plastic and glass and there's a new law that makes that very clear.]]>
<![CDATA[iPad, Foot Massager Collected During Coastal Cleanup Day]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 17:01:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SDBayBird2.jpg
Thousands of volunteers gathered Saturday across different sites in San Diego for a massive annual outdoor cleanup event.

Photo Credit: Monica Garske]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers, Environmentalists Demand Plastic Bag Ban]]> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:10:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Plastic-Bag-Ban.jpg
A group of San Diego environmental advocates met at SeaWorld today to discuss a ban on single use plastic bags.]]>
<![CDATA[Solar Advocates Attack Proposed Energy Bill]]> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:18:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San+Diego-20130828-00023.jpg
Solar advocates protested an assembly bill on Wednesday that could leave solar panel owners without a lower energy bill.

Photo Credit: Elena Gomez]]>
<![CDATA[Are 'Green' Products Better?]]> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:49:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/4PFPKGGREENMARKETING0809_722x406_41472579735.jpg
Walk into your neighborhood grocery or department store and you'll find many more green products than ever before. But choosing items that are better for the environment can come at a cost.]]>
<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:37:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/128401773.jpg
A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona State...]]>
<![CDATA[Planned Lawsuit Claims PG&E Power Plant Threatens Butterflies]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:05:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/0725-butterfly.jpg
A coalition of conservation and environmental justice groups submitted a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for approving PG&E's Gateway Generating Station in Antioch.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:58:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000003170932_722x406_37270083593.jpg
Door-to-door salesmen, telephone calls and direct mail, all trying to sell you electricity or natural gas. The pitches promise to save you money. They are called alternative energy suppliers.]]>
<![CDATA[Locals Tour ‘Cool’ Green Home]]> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:32:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/greenhomescrippsranch.jpg
A Scripps Ranch homeowner welcomed dozens of people to his energy efficient home.

Photo Credit: Nbc 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Botanic Garden Bids Farewell to Iconic Bamboo]]> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:43:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GiantBamboo_0626.jpg
The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas will say goodbye to an old foliaged friend Friday that has literally grown up at the garden over the past three decades.

Photo Credit: Angela Venuti/San Diego Botanic Garden]]>
<![CDATA[1,000 Kids Form Beach Art ]]> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:14:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Beach-Cleanup-0606_5.jpg
Hundreds of local students form amazing living art in Mission Bay Park.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego ]]>
<![CDATA[James Cameron Receives Science Award]]> Fri, 31 May 2013 17:25:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/James-Cameron%5B2%5D.jpg
Filmmaker James Cameron came to San Diego to receive a prestigious award from the science community on Friday.

Photo Credit: FilmMagic]]>
<![CDATA[Local Company Developing Algae-Based Biofuel]]> Mon, 20 May 2013 07:28:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/240*120/975algae010109-full.jpg
La Jolla-based Synthetic Genomics Inc. to use genomics to develop algae for biofuel.

Photo Credit: Voiceofsandiego.org/Sam Hodgson]]>
<![CDATA[State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides]]> Wed, 01 May 2013 12:13:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Slide_aweber.jpg
AWeber Communications headquarters in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pa. isn't your average workplace as it features video games, a pool table and even slides. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports ahead of the ribbon...

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<![CDATA[Junkyard Trash Turns to Art]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:42:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/ben+in+trash.JPG
With his castoff treasures rattling in the cart, Ben Cowden wheeled back toward his art studio in San Francisco's Recology Recycling Plant to continue work. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a man who turns...

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:17:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/meadow.jpg
A cemetery in Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, has become environmentally friendly for burials.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Baxter Brewing Company Goes Green]]> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:49:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/baxter-brewing.jpg
Luke Livingston, president and founder of Baxter Brewing Company, talks about ways in which he is expanding his business sustainably, with the help of John Rooks, president of The SOAP Group.]]>
<![CDATA[Sea Lions Dying at Unusual Rate: NOAA]]> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 08:56:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sicksealion.jpg
There have been seven times the number of sea lions that have beached themselves in San Diego County compared to the same time period last year.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Eugene Garcia]]>