World Environment Day - Blog Competition


‘Green bloggers: win a trip to India to cover World Environment Day 2011, on June 5!’

How would you like to win a trip to India to do something you already love doing – blogging!? Here’s a chance to flex your writing skills and to be a part of the World Environment Day global movement.
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in partnership withTreeHugger, is sponsoring a free trip to India for a winning blogger to write, blog and tweet about World Environment Day.

What’s included?

Flights, accommodation, visa costs, insurance, and travel within India to WED events will be covered. 


World Environment Day is on June 5th, 2011. The contest winner will be flown to India for three days, beginning June 3rd 2011 and ending June 6th 2011. Short-listed and winning posts will be published on TreeHugger and the World Environment Day websites.


Entrants will be expected to ensure they are able to travel to India for the duration and cover any other costs (e.g. vaccinations).

Be sure to read all the instructions on how to enter and winsubmission guidelines and terms and conditions.


Clean Technology Conference & Expo 2011 June 13-16 Boston, MA

Clean Technology 2011, June 13-16, Boston, MA, Hynes Convention Center

Clean Technology 2011: Developing clean technology partnerships for commercialization success!

  • Over 4,000 attendees from 70 countries
  • Addressing the hottest industry sectors including smart grid, energy efficiency, renewable energy, water, green chemistry, green buildings and much more
  • Bringing together the F500, start-ups, universities, research labs and policy makers all in one location
  • The one show that will deliver the partners your organization needs to succeed

TechConnect Corporate Partners

Partner with leading multinationals looking for solutions to their Strategic Technical Needs. Corporate Partners include:
- Applied Materials
- Applied Ventures
- Austin Energy
- BASF Venture Capital
- Black Coral Capital
- bp
- Brightfield Energy
- Cabot Corporation
- Cisco
- Chevron Ventures
- Dow Chemical
- Dow Ventures
- ExxonMobil
- Flagship Ventures
- Freescale Semiconductor
- GE
- General Motors
- Hewlett Packard
- Honda
- Intel Corporation
- Johnson Controls
- Kodak
- Lockheed Martin
- National Grid
- Omron
- Panasonic
- Rockport Capital
- Samsung
- Sanyo
- Schneider Electric
- Silicon Valley Bank
- Texas Instruments
- Toray
- Toyota
- Veolia
- Xerox

CTSI Utility Technology Challenge:

Join Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries (CTSI) and its partners at an exclusive program to identify and showcase top clean technology solutions for adoption and implementation by utilities and municipalities.
CTSIPartners include:
- Austin Energy,
- Lockheed Martin
- City of Anaheim
- NationalGrid
- Northeast Utilities

Companies include: 7 AC Technologies, EcoFactor, Electric Pipeline Corporation, Energy Compression, EnerVault, Ideal Power Converters, Innosepra, Minesto, NovaThermal Energy, OsComp Systems, Plasma Gasification Corp, Power Tagging, Tropos Networks, V&R Energy Systems Research, and XTreme Power


Present your technology to some of the top corporate and investment business developers.





Event Highlights


Platinum Sponsors

Canada Italy
Jackson Walker Lockheed Martin

Sponsors and Partners

AC-NET anaheim Harvard University
MIT National Grid Northeast Utilities
Germany Bingham NECEC
Lockheed Martin Honda GE
Austin Energy BASF Kodak
Sanyo Applied Materials Omron
bp Panasonic Toray
Samsung CTSI


Fouquet’s Barrière, Paris’s Sustainable Luxury Hotel

Leading Green Certified, Luxury TravelHotel Fouquet's Barrière, Paris is a Member of the Leading Hotels of The World and is also one of the rare hotels to be Leading Green Certified. Its ethic of Sustainable Luxury/ Dignified Luxury® is supported even further by its triple certifications: ISO 14001— for its environmental initiatives; SA 8000 for its respectfulness towards human rights and the rights of children; and ISO 9001 for its superior quality of service. The Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière, opened in 2006, is attached to the legendary Fouquet’s Restaurant at the Golden Triangle of Ave. George V and the Champs-Elysées.

ouquet's Barriere-Hotel Fouquet's Barriere in Paris sustainable tourism destination
Hotel Fouquet's Barriere Lobby

Hotel Fouquet's Barriere Private Terrace - Greening Paris

The hotel is involved, through its Leading Hotels of the Worldmembership in the "Make a carbon neutral booking" program, allowing their clients the opportunity to fully offset the carbon emissions generated by their travel.  It was just a year ago, in July 2010, that Hotel Fouquet's Barrière was the first hotel in Europe to receive the distinguished Luxury Eco Certification Standard (L.E.C.S.) from Sustainable Travel International.
In 2010 approximately 4-6 tons of organic waste was recycled by Hotel Fouquet's Barrière .
In 2009, 30 tons of waste was recycled by Hotel Fouquet's Barrière. 
The hotel works with Saria Industries which offers them the best by-products from their upstream and downstream Biomass recycling systems.  The company collects organic waste, primarily food waste, which is then sorted before being processed. Through a biomethane process, the waste generates gases used to produce heat and electrical power while the remaining solid waste is used as fertilizer.
Pommery Pop Earth - Greening ParisPop Earth Champagne
Pop Earth is Pommery's first "eco-citizen" champagne and it had its world debut at Hotel Fouquet's Barrière. The champagne is made from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes harvested from sustainable vineyards. It is bottled in lighter bottles that use only half the glass and labelled with recycled paper and printed with solvent-free inks.
Tea Time
Tea served is all organic and the hotel prides itself on its relationship with Pascal Hamour who packages his teas in biodegradable bags. They serve these refined, subtly aromatic teas with Fair Trade sugar.
Vendange, Bordeaux
Every harvest season, the Hotel Fouquet's Barrière team participates in the  Hotel Fouquet's Barrière Grape Harvest on the Bordeaux Chateau of prestige winemaker Marie-Laure Lurton. The vintage is then auctioned off and proceeds are donated to the reforestation project of the Gabardon municipalities. Read the detailed article on Local Food And Wine. 
Outstanding Service, Luxury Accommodations
Lucien Barriere Logo - Greening ParisIf outstanding service is truly what sets a Five-Star property apart, then Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière’s designated Butler service distinguishes it from all other Luxury Hotels. Every guest, whether you book their Superior Room or the Presidential Palace, is assigned their own private butler, whose job it is to accommodate the guest’s every request 24 hours a day, at no extra charge, for the duration of your stay.
Fouquet's Barriere Swimming Pool - Greening Paris
And in case we didn't mention it yet, Hotel Fouquet's Barrière also has the coolest swimming pool of any hotel spa in Paris.
Heading to Cannes? Try their Hotel Majestic, a Lucien Barrière Hotel.