Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bioneers in Northern California

I recently attended the Bioneers conference in northern California. The high points were speeches on how fungi can detoxify soils in brown fields where toxins are present; the use of bio-mimicry in industry such as patterning propeller blades after the nobby fins of humpback whales to reduce turbulence in the system; and revamping our investment system to better support our communities. A rep from Google Earth presented a fantastic example of how communities can map areas of concern, for example clear-cuts near their waterways, and publish this map to gain huge support from the media.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Award Given to Interpretive Panel Business

I wanted to let you know the good news that Erica Fielder Studio won an award for being a long-lived, successful business in northern California. Here is the press release:

Erica Fielder Studio, a firm that designs interpretive panels and creates illustrations and graphics for displays, recently won the Sustainable Small Business Award for Longevity and Success in Mendocino County. The West Company, a nonprofit economic development organization serving entrepreneurs and micro-business owners in Northern California, gave the award in 2008 to four small businesses. Erica Fielder Studio is a leader in the re-emergence of artisans as an economic force. Erica combines nature, culture, fine art and technology to position herself in the new artisan economy – small and personal businesses producing one of a kind specialty goods for customers who seek unique, customized, and niche products. Visit the website to view the high quality panels and graphics created in Erica Fielder Studio: