Maker Faire gets sustainability award nomination
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We just found out that Maker Faire Bay Area has been nominated for a “Sustainable San Mateo Award.” From the press release:

Sustainable San Mateo County is happy to announce the nominees for the 11th Annual Sustainability Awards. This year’s list is comprised of a diverse array of businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals who are all making positive contributions to the County’s economy, environment and social equity. We would like to thank those who submitted nominations as well as wish the nominees the best of luck.

The winners will be announced in January 2010. Congrats to everyone who works so hard to make the Faire happen, both internally, and to all the makers and attendees.

2010 Sustainability Awards Nominees

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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