Additional Markets Slated for 2010 + Green Job Board Launching Sept. 15

Laguna Beach, CA – Sept 14, 2009 -- What began in 2006 as the OC Green Guide, an insiders guide to everything “green” in Orange County, CA, has now taken root as a full-scale, ultra-local Green Guide Network nationwide. Providing expanded information on green living and local eco-friendly resources, the site has just launched directories for Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, New York, Dallas, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York and Miami.

The Green Guide Network will also launch the Green Job Board September 15 with plans to expand into no fewer than 10 additional markets in 2010. Already a daily destination for those committed to green living, the Green Guide Network aims to be a thriving online community that can sponsor and support green initiatives worldwide.

“I created the Green Guide Network because I wanted to keep all of my own “green” resources—where to eat, shop, stay in touch with eco-events and news—in one place,” says creator and CEO Casey Cochran. “Then friends and family started contributing their listings. We now have thousands of listings in various cities, all personally recommended.”

Says advisory board member, Mark Christy, "With the increasing scope of services and planned expansion into new geographic regions, Green Guide continues to lead the charge in their commitment to showing each of us how to make this world a better place. I’m grateful to be affiliated with this incredible group of forward thinking entrepreneurs and am confident that this expansion will ultimately yield the “Go To” online resource for like-minded individuals across the Country."

The Green Guide Network’s grassroots, ultra-local perspective provides specific, up-to-the-minute info on the latest green initiatives, people, products and organizations in each city, including: Environmental Organizations & Events; Local Farmers Markets & Natural Foods Restaurants; Outdoor Sports & Activities; Recycling Centers; Natural Health; Fitness & Body Care; Transportation; Kids, Pets & Family; and Green Homes & Gardens.

The Green Guide Network is an all-inclusive resource and online experience for people looking for honest information about eco-friendly products and services in their local area, as well as information on how to live a greener life including: Daily news briefs on eco-focused businesses; Living green tips; Direct links to many green and health-oriented businesses;A live forum to chat freely with the GGN community; FREE weekly paperless newsletter and the upcoming addition of a nationwide Green Job Board.

The Green Guide Network, which originally began as the OC Green Guide in 2006, was created by CEO Casey Cochran. The goal of the Network is to create an ultra-local tool that can spark green living awareness at a very local, grassroots level and help change the mindset of people by making eco-friendly living easy to do.

As one who practices what he preaches, Casey is often turned to as a green expert by the media with features in Orange Coast magazine, Greer’s OC and the Orange County Register.

The Green Guide Network is also guided by an Advisory Board that include such leaders in the green community as Historical preservationist and owner of Hobie Sports Mark Christy, Mary Scott co-author of Companies with a Conscience, entrepreneur and eco-developer Shaheen Sadeghi, CEO of FirmGreen Energy, Steve Wilburn, and CSUF Professor Pamela Steinle among others.