My opportunity to see sustainability in action


Sustainable minded people

I have decided to work towards certifying Speaking Green Communications as a Green Business in the State of California. On chance I met with the person in charge of certifying green businesses in Santa Clara county who put me in touch with Carolina Miranda, who certifies green business in Alameda County where I live. Carolina was kind enough to introduce me to Marisa LaMagna who is the founder and Executive Director of Bay Area Green Tours. Bay Area Green Tours (BAGT) is based in downtown Oakland and provides educational tours which demonstrate sustainability in action.  BAGT was founded in 2008 as a project of the San Francisco Green Festival.

The Tours

The first type of tours offered are referred to as the Solutions & Resources for the Future tours which cover renewable energy, alternative transportation, green buildings and water. The second group of tours refers to Green Business & Economy Tours which focuses to showcasing on local mission-driven businesses. This would include Social Entrepreneurship and Green Jobs. Finally, the food and agriculture based tours addresses farms, ranches and wineries.

Tours – an excellent opportunity to Sustainability in Action 

The tours provide an excellent opportunity for networking with experts in the field who host the tours. Bay Area Green Tours considers those who participate in the tours to be partners in the education of the green movement and partners in the struggle to save the environment.

Are you interested seeing sustainability in action? I’d be more than happy to schedule you a tour………