Joey Shepp and Green Maven featured on CBS News

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Dominican University Offering ‘Green’ MBA

SAN RAFAEL Students working towards a “Green MBA” at San
Rafael’s Dominican University are getting quite a different take on
business from the usual view.

Director John Stayton said the Green MBA was created for a specific
kind of individual. “The Green MBA is a program for individuals who
understand that we’re headed toward an ecological and social crisis.
-Who want their careers and lives to be dedicated to helping humanity
move toward ecological sustainability and restoration and social
equity, and who recognize that business is an incredibly powerful and
creative force that’s been part of the problem and has to play a major
role in creating solutions,” he explained.

Joey Shepp and Green Maven featured in the San Francisco Business Times

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green-maven-sf-biz-times-300px.jpgBy Elizabeth Browne

San Francisco Business Times

Internet search is going green.

At least two local companies are jumping into the vertical search market to help consumer find websites and businesses that fit their environmental and social values.

“It has big implications for those in the mainstream who don’t know the right adjective to find what they’re looking for”, said Joey Shepp, founder of Green Maven, based in Fairfax.  “They know they want something better for the environment…but they might not know the right questions to ask.”

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Green Media 2.0 :: Green Maven featured in cover story

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greenmedia-cover.jpgJoey Shepp, Green MBA graduate 2005, founder of and was featured in the cover story of the August issue of  Sustainable Industries Journal

Here is a quote from the article:

"Shepp founded in 2003 to provide marketing, branding, consulting and incubation for environment-focused Web sites.  GreenMaven is an
success story, and after several years in the "green" Web business,
Shepp says he has seen a sudden, marked increase in interest over the
past year.  Competition for advertising linked to search keywords such
as "Green MBA" has multiplied by a factor of 10 to 20, Shepp says."

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Rising Suns: Graduating green: Progressive MBA program makes sustainability the bottom line

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Source: Pacific Sun
May 4, 2007
by Jacob Shafer

Quote from Article:

Joey Shepp of Fairfax, a graduate of the program, offers a ringing endorsement.

"I was part of the third graduating class, so I had a huge opportunity
to help shape the program," says Shepp. "It was amazing—small classes,
great faculty and really self-directed."

Shepp has parlayed his educational experience into a career with a Web
strategies firm called Earthsite ( ) that helps green
businesses build and maintain an online presence. He’s also founder of
Green Maven ( ), which he describes as "the green
Google." It’s a search engine that highlights environmentally conscious
Web sites—helping enviro types find everything from fair-trade coffee
to organic socks.

Panelist at Net Impact Professionals Summit, Chicago 2006

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ni_logo.jpg Decision Making 2.0: How Information Technology Can Help us Make Decisions Friendly to Planet, People and Profits

Do you know the environmental impact of that steak you bought at Whole Foods? Do you have any idea how much electricity your PC is using when you leave it on all night? Should you tell the grocery clerk plastic or paper? What if your cellphone could tell you the greener choice in each case? In this session we’ll discuss the decisions we make on a daily basis, either as consumers or as employees, and how IT solutions can inform those decisions. Our premise is that if you are given the right information, at the right time, in the right format, you’ll make decisions that are more socially and/or environmentally friendly. For this workshop, you won’t hear speakers talk about tech trends or consultants talk about how to make decisions; rather, you’ll be creating ideas. Come be a part of the solution – come make an impact on the future of decision making.

Net Impact Professional Summit

Business and Technology Panel

Speaker at Sustainable Enterprise Conference 2007

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How Web 2.0 is Empowering Sutainable Business

Web 2.0 is about collaboration, sharing, and accessibility. How is this
online revolution empowering Sustainable Business? Participants will
learn how start-ups and big businesses alike are using the power of the
Web to improve their bottom lines while addressing environmental and
social justice issues. See demonstrations of cutting-edge, near-free
software that can easily be integrated into your organization to
increase collaboration while lowering your organization’s impact on
the environment.

Read more at Sustainable Enterprise 2007


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greenmaventime.gifAn excerpt from "GREEN SEARCH ENGINE MAKES TIME.COM’s TOP 10 LIST OF NEW WEBSITES":

"People want to go green, but they often don’t know where to start or
even what questions to ask," says Joey Shepp, founder of Green Maven.
"Green Maven makes searching for all things green as easy as using
Google. If you search for socks, you get organic socks. If you search
for cars, you get hybrid cars. Our mission is to make it easy for
mainstream to go green."

Green is Good

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January 12th, 2006 

If there’s one person who best embodied the spirit of corporate America in the 1980s – the shameless pursuit of profit and the conviction that ethics don’t apply in business – it’s Ivan Boesky. A legendary Wall Street investor, Boesky made millions trading stock on insider information before the feds caught on and
sent him, along with his trading partners, to prison. Up until the time he was convicted though, much of the business world viewed Boesky as a hero. In 1986 he was invited to speak at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business graduation ceremony, where he delivered what’s become perhaps his best-known line: "Greed is good."

To read more: pdf greenisgood_bayguardian_article_01-12-06

Green Means Black

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Excerpt from "Green" Means "Black", by Natasha Dalton", 
May 2006 

 "…Another example of this new type of a successful private enterprise is that of Joey Shepp. He is the founder of — a company building a global network of sustainable businesses. He is also a co-founder of, a “responsible shopping portal with a mission of empowering consumers to create change.” Joey has consulted many major players in the sustainable economy, including Global Exchange and Fantastic Foods.

“The old way of doing business is going extinct,” he says. “Polluting, cheating, and short-term thinking are not providing the financial returns they used to. There is a new buzz in the business world and it is sustainability. Companies like Clif Bar, Organic Valley, GE, Toyota, HP, and BP are changing the game by investing in sustainable business. When I talk about sustainable business, I mean sustainable profits—and did I mention that environmental and social values are the way to get there? I got a Green MBA to have a competitive advantage in today’s new economy…”

Bioneers Article Mentions Green MBA

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 November 11, 2005

In the exhibition hall, booths ranged from indigenous Amazon herbal products to fair-trade organic coffees to "green" MBA programs, such as the one offered by New College in San Francisco that promotes ecological sustainability and social justice. Participants debated political issues, lamented global warming and species die-off, and consistently returned to the nitty-gritty of solutions from political advocacy to ecologically sustainable design and business.

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