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Collin Ramsey

Collin Ramsey has gained valuable professional and academic insight into environmental planning and policy issues through years of practical and educational experience.

Currently an Environmental Planner for FirstCarbon Solutions, Collin regularly participates in the environmental compliance and documentation process. He has also contributed on several mixed-use projects with sustainable design, construct and operation. In 2011, he received his LEED Green Associate certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the authority in green building design.

Collin has a Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from California State University, Fullerton. He is an active member of the Association of Environmental Professionals, American Planning Association and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Recent Posts

Sustainability Matters: Peet’s Coffee

Posted by Collin Ramsey on May 23, 2014 9:34:00 AM

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The following article is part of the ongoing Sustainability Matters series on the FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) blog, which focuses on those who share a commitment to sustainability, the environment and our planet. The series concentrates on companies and organizations that conduct routine, everyday business in an exceptional, sustainable manner as well as those offering unique products and services in a sustainable fashion. FCS hopes that the Sustainability Matters series can open eyes and put a spotlight on those striving to make a difference. Click here  to find previous articles from the Sustainability Matters series.

Sustainability Matters: A Self Cleaning, Spill-Proof Shirt

Posted by Collin Ramsey on Jan 17, 2014 12:37:00 PM

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The following article is part of the ongoing Sustainability Matters series on the FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) blog, which focuses on those who share a commitment to sustainability, the environment and our planet. The series concentrates on companies and organizations that conduct routine, everyday business in an exceptional, sustainable manner as well as those offering unique products and services in a sustainable fashion. FCS hopes that the Sustainability Matters series can open eyes and put a spotlight on those striving to make a difference. Click hereto find previous articles from the Sustainability Matters series.

Sustainability Matters: Sustainability, Love, and Rock 'N' Roll

Posted by Collin Ramsey on Nov 7, 2013 10:21:00 AM

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The following article is part of the ongoing Sustainability Matters series on the FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) blog, which focuses on those who share a commitment to sustainability, the environment and our planet.  The series concentrates on companies and organizations that conduct routine, everyday business in an exceptional, sustainable manner, as well as those offering unique products and services in a sustainable fashion. FCS hopes that the Sustainability Matters series can open eyes to those striving to make a difference. Click here to find previous articles from the Sustainability Matters series.

Sustainability Matters: Pedaling Towards a Sustainable Future

Posted by Collin Ramsey on Oct 1, 2013 8:27:00 AM

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The following article is part of the ongoing Sustainability Matters series on the FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) blog, which focuses on those who share a commitment to sustainability, the environment and our planet.  The series concentrates on companies and organizations that conduct routine, everyday business in an exceptional, sustainable manner, as well as those offering unique products and services in a sustainable fashion. FCS hopes that the Sustainability Matters series can open eyes to those striving to make a difference.Click hereto find previous articles from the Sustainability Matters series.

Sustainability Matters: Reducing The Footprint of Your Footprint

Posted by Collin Ramsey on Aug 15, 2013 9:18:00 AM

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The following article is part of the ongoing Sustainability Matters series on the FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) blog, which focuses on those who share a commitment to sustainability, the environment and our planet.  The series concentrates on those companies and organizations that conduct routine, everyday business in an exceptional, sustainable manner, as well as those offering unique products and services in a sustainable fashion. FCS hopes that the Sustainability Matters series can open eyes to those striving to make a difference.  Click here to find previous articles from the Sustainability Matters series.

Sustainability Matters: Brewing Sustainability

Posted by Collin Ramsey on Jul 9, 2013 8:52:00 AM

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Since its inception in 2008, FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) has been dedicated to sustainability by assisting companies, governments, institutions and non-profit organizations manage their greenhouse gas emissions, monitor their energy consumption, and manage their supply chain. As a steward of the environment, FCS takes great pleasure in highlighting those who are equally passionate about ensuring a more sustainable future. To help spread the word about companies, organizations, and other entities that foster a sustainable mindset, FCS would like to introduce the Sustainability Matters series. The following article is the first in this ongoing series, which will focus on those who share a commitment to sustainability, the environment and our planet.  Sometimes, the series will concentrate on those companies and organizations that conduct routine, everyday business in a unique, sustainable manner.  Other times, the focus will be on those offering unique products and services in a sustainable fashion.  Either way, FCS hopes that the Sustainability Matters series can open eyes to those striving to make a difference.

The CEQA Reform Waiting Game

Posted by Collin Ramsey on Apr 25, 2013 7:30:00 AM

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During a recent trip overseas, California Governor Jerry Brown said what many planners, agency staff, and developers were already assuming -- a substantial overhaul of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was unlikely to occur this year.  CEQA reform was being shelved, explained the Governor, to focus State lawmakers’ attention on other equally important issues, including public schools, prisons, and the statewide water system.  The Governor told reporters that CEQA reform would entail a significant undertaking, and that “there are very powerful forces that are strong in the party that will resist” any substantial overhaul.

The Effects of Environmental Compliance on Telecommunication

Posted by Collin Ramsey on Mar 12, 2013 8:30:00 AM

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If you watched television anytime during the past decade, then chances are you are familiar with the Verizon Wireless ad campaign that featured a bespectacled Verizon employee roaming the far reaches of the United States asking the question, “Can you hear me now?” This ad campaign was seemingly inescapable, and proved to be wildly successful, growing into its own pop culture phenomenon. Several diverse factors likely contributed to the success of this campaign, but arguably one of the primary reasons for it's overall popularity was that the actor’s situation was all too relatable to the millions who use a mobile phone. Who hasn’t lost mobile phone service at one point or another? Even those who reside in the most developed of metropolitan centers, where every form of media and communication is at our disposal, are not immune to the plight of the “dropped” call. 

The Changing Landscape of the Modern Sustainable Sporting Venue

Posted by Collin Ramsey on Jan 11, 2013 8:30:00 AM

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Within our ever-evolving modern society, both professional sports and the environment play equally important, yet quite different roles.  From afar, these two subjects are bound by few common threads.  But as dissimilar as they appear, both sports and the environment occasionally cross paths, converging at the stadiums and arenas that house the games and matches that millions annually attend.  These sporting venues are impressive structures, able to accommodate tens of thousands of fans who gather to collectively support their favorite team. Just as sports is an important part of our social framework, these venues are equally significant to the framework of sports.  However, an unfortunate downside to this convergence of sports and the environment is the excessive waste production and resource depletion that occurs within and around these venues, and the substantial impacts that this has on the surrounding environment.

Utilizing the 'Triple Bottom Line' as Sustainability Metrics

Posted by Collin Ramsey on Nov 1, 2012 5:09:00 PM

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