About a month and a half ago, I attended a screening of indie documentarian Virginie-Alvine Perrette's 35-minute film that documents the closing of New York City's neighborhood stores (you can see my Q & A with Perrette here).
Energy independence, global warming and the negative effects of "business as usual" on our environment are driving consumers, investors, and business owners to the multi-trillion dollar "Going Green" movement. More than just a trend, going green is here to stay. Move over blue collar and white collar, "green collar" is moving on up!
Going green isn't just about the environment anymore.
With gas prices soaring, we all seem to be watching the green go, go, go.
For Lloyd Schell of Lockwood, Montana, watching the green go, go, go has taken on a whole new meaning.
After a work related injury, which affects the strength in his back and legs, Lloyd needed to come up with a new way to make a living that didn't involve a lot of manual labor. And one in which he could work at his own pace.
Imagine a system that has been conducting research and design not for tens, hundreds or even thousands, but billions of years. What if you took these time-tested principles, and applied them to other systems? From a systems perspective, mother nature is a design expert, and has been the greatest frontier for innovation.
I have often wondered what the correct amount is to tip someone providing service. I also wonder how the custom of tipping ever came about in the first place. After years of adding a tip to the bottom of a restaurant bill of 7%, one day, about 20 years ago, it became 10%. Ten years later it was 15%. Who comes up with these amounts? Is it still 15% or has it changed again without my knowledge? Am I going to be embarrassed next time I pay for dinner at my favorite eating establishment?
The Building Great Teams Project. Here we are standing at the doorstep within the 2008 economy knocking hard to come inside. Only, the door remains shut with no answer. We continue to knock, and knock hoping that someone would open it for us to be let in. The problem with this scenario is one that has so many of us being brought to our wits end, presented with few options of achieving our goals.
Over 20,000 beaches were closed or warnings posted in 2007 due to contamination from stormwater runoff. Previous solutions to the problem included UV, chlorine treatment, or elaborate systems in some new LEED-certified buildings and factories that recycle runoff or treat it with wetlands, green roofs or filters.
Now, a company called ABTech industries has patented a new, low-tech green approach that does more with less.
We are becoming consumers of information. I’d like to point out that there’s a distinct difference in being knowledgeable on a particular subject and having access to that knowledge through the internet. Who needs to be knowledgeable on anything when you have access to a plethora of information readily available?
Anyoe else disgusted by the missed opportunity in the presidential debate? So much focus on trivia: the meaning of Wright's comments, or Barack's comment about bitterness.
Hey, folks--we want to know your plans to end the war, to rebuild the economy, to hold the Bush adminstration responsible for torture, to rebuild our status in the world, to address climate catastrophe, to bring government back to the people.