IMPACT

LEEDing the Green Building Movement
LEEDing the Green Building Movement
In 1993, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was established. Its mission: to promote sustainability in the building and construction industry. In March 2000, LEED (Leadership i...
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100 Lights for every 100 Patrons
100 Lights for every 100 Patrons
The following story originally appeared online as part of the blog series for the Green Coconut Run, and is being re-purposed here, being only slightly modified. “In four countries, ev...
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Suntoucher Software and 1% for the Planet – Join Us
Suntoucher Software and 1% for the Planet - Join Us
As part of LoaTree’s ongoing participation in and support of 1% for the Planet, we’re helping spearhead a 1%ftP membership drive in California’s south...
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Green Business Program Seeks New Participants
Green Business Program Seeks New Participants
In today’s economy, more than ever before, there is increasing incentive for businesses to ‘go green’ outside of the obvious goal of planetary protection. “Businesses are...
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Crowdsourcing Our Way Through the South Seas
Crowdsourcing Our Way Through the South Seas
The following story originally appeared in National Geographic Voices and is being re-purposed here, being only slightly modified. Aldebaran Crew – Capitan Kristian B...
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1% for the Planet: A Responsibility to Love Blue
1% for the Planet: A Responsibility to Love Blue
We know that we have a responsibility to the planet, yet this responsibility can easily get lost as businesses often prioritize the maximization of profit at the expense...
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Take a Stand: Be the Change
Take a Stand: Be the Change
As a mission-based company, LoaTree takes pride in aligning ourselves with businesses, organizations and individuals that are committed to helping build a better world. Through this website ...
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UC Natural Reserve System: 50 Years of Research
UC Natural Reserve System: 50 Years of Research
Have you ever tried to complete a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the front of the box? That is how Andy Brooks, Director of the UC Natural Reserve System’s Carpente...
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Stand in the Sand: For a Clean Energy Future
Stand in the Sand: For a Clean Energy Future
A devastating event reached Santa Barbara’s shores last week when Plains’ All American Oil Pipeline burst, spilling 105,000 gallons of oil onto our beaches and i...
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Plains All American Oil Spill: The Latest
Plains All American Oil Spill: The Latest
On May 19th the biodiversity of the Gaviota Coast fell victim to the ill-effects of the oil industry. While LoaTree responds to the calls of concerned residents and helps coord...
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Oceans Before Humans: A Changing Coral Reef Community
Oceans Before Humans: A Changing Coral Reef Community
In my last blog post, “Oceans Before Humans: An Investigation into the Decline of Shark Populations,” I walked you through Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (...
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Oceans Before Humans:  An Investigation Into the Decline of Shark Populations
Oceans Before Humans: An Investigation Into the Decline of Shark Populations
In my last blog post, “Oceans Before Humans: What Can Sponges Tell Us?”, I walked you through Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) ...
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Partnership for Excellence 2015 – Creating Excellence at Every Level
Partnership for Excellence 2015 - Creating Excellence at Every Level
With more than 72,000 active nonprofits in California contributing to 15% of California’s gross state product, the business world should take heed of ...
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Oceans Before Humans: What Can Sponges Tell Us?
Oceans Before Humans: What Can Sponges Tell Us?
Buenas de Panama! As I mentioned in my last blog post “#LoaGlobal: LoaTree Goes to Panama,” I am currently living in Panama and interning for the Smithsonian Tropical Rese...
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#LoaGlobal: LoaTree Goes to Panama
#LoaGlobal: LoaTree Goes to Panama
Setting the Scene with STRI I have recently embarked on a journey to Panama City where I have been accepted into a research program with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. ST...
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The March for Real Climate Leadership: Empathy Rising
The March for Real Climate Leadership: Empathy Rising
Perhaps it was walking onto a Greyhound bus to the offering of homemade bread (an occurrence unheard of within the realm of public transit) or the 5:30 a.m. exchang...
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Waste – Don’t Waste It: Recycling Initiatives In Santa Barbara County
Waste – Don't Waste It: Recycling Initiatives In Santa Barbara County
While recycling may seem like a simple word, this intricate process is old as the Earth itself. Just as a recycling plant recycles a newspaper that might later be reformed into a ...
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And So We Give
And So We Give
LoaTree, Inc. is a proud business member of the global nonprofit organization, 1% for the Planet. As part of our membership, we have committed to donating 1% of our annual revenues to conservation organ...
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Green Your Holidays: 5 Simple Ways to Minimize Your Impact
Green Your Holidays: 5 Simple Ways to Minimize Your Impact
If someone was to add one more item to my “to-do” list during the holidays, I think I’d have a meltdown worse than Frosty the Snowman could even co...
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Blue Needs You – Double the Impact of Your Holiday Giving
Blue Needs You - Double the Impact of Your Holiday Giving
  “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through SoCal, Not a creature was stirring, not you nor your pal; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
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