Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Guidance Green!

Today, we mark the two-year anniversary of Guidance Green! Created in March 2007 Guidance by CTO & Co-Owner, Jon Provisor, the Guidance Green committee has since achieved many accomplishments including turning Guidance into a carbon-neutral company, organizing, hosting and attending over dozen environmentally-friendly events and initiatives, and offering carbon-neutral hosting services to eCommerce clients, among others.

Our commitment to sustainability, corporate responsibility and the environment stands stronger than ever. Happy Anniversary, Guidance Green! To many more years of great work and dedication.

Guidance Green

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Palos Verdes Butterfly Plant Nursery Volunteer Opportunity

Guidance has Partnered with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Saturday, April 18, 2009
9:00 a.m. to Noon

Who: Everyone is invited to join us, including spouses, children, friends, family.
When: Saturday, April 18, 2009, 9:00 AM to Noon.
Where: Land Conservancy Nursery at 3171 N. Gaffey, San Pedro [Defense Fuel Supply Point (DFSP)].
What to bring: Nursery supplies will be provided by the Palos Verdes PLC. Please wear sunscreen, dress appropriately and bring a bottle of water. Please wear your Guidance Green T-Shirt (let Catherine know if you don’t have one already).
What to Expect: The project is to transplant native seedlings at the nursery. Flats of crowded seedlings need to be transferred into individual, larger pots. It’s a great project because volunteers can quantify the amount of good work they have put in and they’re helping us propagate host/food plants that are an integral part of our PV Butterfly Habitat Restoration efforts. This will also help the threatened California gnatcatcher, a small gray bird that is on the endangered species list with the PV Blue Butterfly.
Signing Up: Please let Catherine know by Wednesday, April 15th, if you will be participating and whether or not you will have additional adults and/or children joining you, along with their names.
Posted by Catherine Lanzarotta, clanz@guidance.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This March 28, Turn Off Your Lights

Earth Hour returns this year! It’s really simple: turn off your lights for 60 minutes – from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m on Saturday, March 28th. Guidance offices are closed on Saturday, but employees will be participating of Earth Hour from home that night.

The first Earth Hour was held in Australia in March 2007, and more than 2.2 million Sydney residents and 2,100 businesses switched off their lights, reducing energy consumption by 10.2%, according to Yahoo! News. The initiative has since traveled from the South Pacific to Europe to North America. Last year, lights on more than 200 downtown buildings were dimmed in Chicago, IL. Workers in Phoenix turned out the lights in all downtown city-owned buildings for one hour. Darkened restaurants glowed with candlelight in San Francisco while the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and other landmarks extinguished lights for an hour.

To learn more about Earth Hour, visit http://www.earthhour.org/.

Ale Espinosa
Guidance Green