As many of you know, because of comments made on Twitter, I attended an the Clean Tech Open Event in Palo Alto, CA. Joining me was Mark and his wife Mary. The event was a showcase for new clean technologies that are commercially viable and progressing in expansion. To understand what Clean Tech Open is I brought in a description from their website.... read more
Here is an open source article by maxgladwell that I found very interesting. Take a gander and tell me what you think.
Our children will inherit a world profoundly changed by the combination of technology and humanity that is social media. They’ll take for granted that their voices can be heard and that a social movement can be launched from their laptop. They’ll take for granted that they are connected and interconnected with hundreds of millions of people at any given moment. And they’ll take for granted that a black man is or was President of the United States.... read more
Good morning and welcome to the begining of the work week. Enjoy these quick hits, short explanations and link to news stories across the internet. My personal favorite is the one concerning the Green Party and the GOP. It brings a smile to my face for some reason.
Green, the New Black:The Miami Herald discusses how "green" is now seen as stylish and profitable for the fashion industry and warning of "green washing" or "green sheen," which is the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. Also, provides valuable information on why buying organic cotton is so important and to avoid labels that state "made with organic cotton."
Greens Join GOP in Opposing Ballot Measures: According to the Bay Area NewsGroup, both the GOP and the Green Party are deciding to oppose all ballot measures on the May 15 special election in California. The reasons for the envrionmental and conservative parties differ, but they are still lying in the same bed.
Hybrids Battle For Green: Watch out!!! A battle will be waging on your television, radio, computer screen and public transit this summer. That battle will be between the makreting arms of Toyota and Honda. Each one will will try to convince the consumer that their products is the better hybrid, Prius and Insight respectively.... read more
CBS's60 Minutes program did an expose piece on clean coal. This piece is so interesting because it really states that clean coal may be an impossibility. I believe this topic is probably one of the most important in the 'green' movement today. Should resources be spent on researching clean coal or is that money better spent implementing and improving proven renewable resource energy? Find a short clip below and follow this link to view the entire segment at the 60 minutes website. Discuss.
Carbon neutrality is a formidable goal for any company, especially since most companies are in the process of selling manufactured goods. It makes sense then that a non-traditional company based on selling information would take the lead in the corporate fight of global warming. This company is of course Google and as of last Wednesday is carbon neutral. This is of course according to Google themselves. Let's then take a closer look on the process and results of Google's effort to usher in an era of corporate environmental responsibility.... read more