Semifinalists announced for Green Industry Hall of Fame

Fresno State announced the list of Green semifinalists who are up for induction into the Green Industry Hall of Fame in 2012.Fresno State announced the list of Green semifinalists who are up for induction into the Green Industry Hall of Fame in 2012.The International Green Industry Hall of Fame announced 12 individuals or organizations as semifinalists for the induction in the class of 2012. 

The induction ceremony will be held May 11 on the campus of Fresno State and is intended to honor those who have made contributions to the Green movement.

“At Fresno State, the commitment to ‘going green’ is embedded in our teaching and scholarship, our planning and building and our devotion to the health of the region we call home,” said Fresno State Provost William Covino, in a release.

The day prior to the induction ceremony tours will be given of Fresno State’s Water and Energy Technology Center.

The semifinalists for induction into the Hall of Fame are (Courtesy of the Office of University Communications at Fresno State):

Alan Tratner, international director of FD3s Green2Gold and president of the Inventors Workshop International and Entrepreneurs Workshop, director of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Center in California and former publisher of Lightbulb Journal and INVENT!. 

Aquacue, a San Jose-based firm whose customers set a baseline, segment usage, identify trends, reduce waste and engage the community to reduce water bills and advance sustainability. 

Climate Ride, a nonprofit based in Missoula, Mont. that organizes charitable bike rides to support sustainable solutions, bike advocacy and environmental causes. 

Coto Consulting, based in Coto de Caza, provides environmental consulting services to private- and public-sector clients nationwide on multi-media compliance for air, water and hazardous waste. 

Actor Ed Begley Jr., an environmental leader in the Hollywood community and chair of the Environmental Media Association and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. 

Electronic Recyclers International, a Fresno-based firm that is the nation’s largest electronic waste recycler. 

Glen Roberts, employed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in Bakersfield and Fresno to provide export business consulting in the renewable energy and alternative fuels industry. 

Green Apple Horse Network, a Marin County-based enterprise offering news, information and solutions on how to go green in the horse industry. 

GRID Alternatives, an Oakland company that collaborates with communities and local organizations on renewable-energy solutions. 

H2 Purepower, which manufactures hydrogen generators for gasoline and diesel powered engines at its base in Chandler, Ariz. 

Kaiser Permanente Modesto, a health-maintenance organization that incorporates environmental and sustainability concerns into building, purchasing and local agriculture. 

Monterey Institute of International studies, whose student body and faculty are advocates of education as a cornerstone to resolving environmental crises on a global basis. 

Real Goods Solar, which promotes adoption of renewable energy to reduce the human ecological footprint. 

REC Solar, a California company specializing in grid-tied solar electric design and installation for commercial and residential customers. 

Sunrun, a San Francisco-based company specializing in solar leasing and power purchase agreements. 

Taylor Teter, a Fresno architecture firm that matches aesthetics with function and sustainability. 

University of California Merced, which has poised to become the first university campus in the U.S. where all buildings are LEED certified. 

U.S. Green Building Council, striving to increase the number of cost-efficient and energy-saving buildings.