March 2008

Doreen, the Downer

March 31, 2008

In the wake of the downer cattle cruely scandal that the Humane Society unveiled recently, and which fortunately led to the closure of Hallmark Meat Packing Co. in Chino, California, political cartoonist Mark Fiore created an animation that explains to children the horrors of factory farming and the physical abuse of animals. So here it […]

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March 29th Turn Off Your Lights 8 pm

March 29, 2008

The World Wildlife Fund is sponsoring a Turn Off Your Lights event on March 29th at 8 pm everyone’s local time. It is primarily to keep awareness on the energy we all use. And they even have some ideas on things we can do with the lights off. I think this is a great idea […]

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MIT solar start-up raises $12m

March 28, 2008

1366 Technologies, a new MIT start-up aiming to make silicon solar cells competitive with coal, yesterday announced it has secured $12.4 million in a first round of financing co-led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Polaris Venture Partners. MIT Professor, 1366 founder and CTO, Ely Sachs, noted that 1366 Technologies will be combining innovations in […]

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Sharing costs reduces responsibility

March 26, 2008

I have had to do a lot of traveling lately for my consulting job. I’ve gained weight. All of that restaurant eating: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Sometimes there would be dessert, sometimes an appetizer, sometimes a bottle of wine. What the heck, someone else was paying. So I ate more than I usually would because […]

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Garbage Warrior on Sundance Channel

March 26, 2008

He may well be called the ‘king of recycling’. Meet Michael Reynolds, an eco-warrior who for thirty years now has been developing what he calls ‘Earthship Biotecture’ by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. Beer cans, car tires, water bottles. Everything can be used in Reynolds’ sustainable vision. Of course, […]

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