The opening ceremony is hours away and sporting events have begun for the 2012 summer Olympics in London. Besides a life-long joy at exposure to new sport, great sports feats, and the basic global harmony concept of the Olympic games, the London games caught my attention for the organizers’ plans to make it totally [...]
Entries Tagged as 'green'
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December 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment
WarrenS has taken on an admirable resolution: to send a letter to the editor (LTE) (or, well, a major politician) every single day, on the critical issues of climate change and energy. This discusses his approach and here is an amusing ‘template’ to for rapid letter writing.
Now, I have always written letters and [...]
Republican Whitfield Hates Investments That Pay Off for Taxpayer: Killing the Greening the Capitol Initiative
February 17th, 2011 · No Comments
As part of the general agenda to drag America into a nightmarish Mr Rogers’ neighborhood, the Republican House Majority is pushing through legislation that will savage the U.S. government’s ability to monitor risks to the public and inform decision-makers about how to move forward to address these threats. And, they are also savaging programs — [...]
June 7th, 2010 · Comments Off
If embraced, solar cooking has the potential for providing a meaningful Silver BB in the fight to mitigate climate change, in the struggle to reduce health damage from polluting cooking (such as wood or coal burning in inadequately vented homes), and aiding economic strengthening for some of the world’s poorest people (reducing costs (both monetary [...]
June 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment
What follows is a very practical discussion of how to help move ‘green’ incrementally into America’s primary school cafeterias from the perspective of a ‘green’ parent in Virginia.
I was recently a guest blogger on Mrs. Q’s “Fed Up with School Kunch” blog and cross-posted here to gain a larger audience. Here’s the original blog [...]
February 24th, 2010 · No Comments
Jack Hidary, one of the more innovative green entrepreneurs, is at the Vancouver Olympics evidently enjoying himself at events (evidently speed skating) but, more importantly, engaging with world leaders (political, cultural, private sector) to foster engagement toward more sustainable practices.
Find more videos like this on Planet Forward
In this video, Hidary discusses Vancouver’s Green Olympics (VANOC [...]
January 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Courtesy of Planet Forward comes this video about how farming the wind has turned around Roscoe, Texas (and rural communities in many parts of the ‘wind belt’).
Roping the wind in Texas from Powering a Nation on Vimeo.
Farmer Cliff Etheredge provides his perspective on the community’s change with wind development.
It’s a 180-degree attitude change [...]
December 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments
Try an experiment with paint. Paint one side of a piece of wood with low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint and lay it to dry somewhere in the house. Wait a day or two, paint the other side with traditional. The difference will be clear.
When it comes to cleaning, however, too many of us have become [...]
December 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments
Clean Energy Jobs Go Home: $30 Billion to put 4.5 Million to Work
This is part of a series of brief posts on ‘clean energy jobs‘ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me.
Investing in building energy efficiency is one of the most effective ways to [...]
November 30th, 2009 · Comments Off
Do you love those displays of Christmas (or Hannukah or Kwanza or …) lights? Are you awed by those so impassioned that they string up 1000s of lights in awesome displays worthy of a city center? I once did, pausing on cold winter nights, white clouds issuing from my mouth, enjoying being in the [...]