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Let’s Make Puerto Rico The Poster Child for 100% Fossil-Free

converting the entire island to clean, renewable, resilient energy would actually make rebuilding cheaper and easier. Fossil fuel infrastructure is expensive, complex, and subject to environmental catastrophe.

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Eco-friendly, Energy & Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Green Business, Green Living/Green Lifestyles, Innovation, People Helping People, Politics, Social and Economic Justice, Socially Responsible Investing, Technology Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Harvey, Irma Prove Humans are Hurt by Catastrophic Climate Change

The planet doesn’t really care about humans…already survived extinctions of millions of species…If humans are wiped out and cockroaches rule the earth, Earth won’t care. But we care.

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Environmental Consciousness in Portugal

But appearances can be deceiving. In 2016, an astounding 58 percent of Portugal’s electricity generation and 27.2 percent of overall energy was renewable

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Sustainable Flooring Options for 21 st Century Designers

Unfortunately, some hardwood flooring is irresponsibly harvested from forests where trees are not replaced, so it is not an eco-friendly option. One solution is to use…

Posted in Eco-friendly, Energy & Sustainability, Environment, Green Living/Green Lifestyles

40 Years Ago Today, We Changed the World (part 3—Inside the Armories)

You could call it “University Within Walls.” Detainees offered a myriad of workshops around energy issues, green living/self-sufficiency, creating inclusive and active communities, environmental justice, and social change.

Posted in Activism, Democracy, Energy & Sustainability, Environment, Green Living/Green Lifestyles, localism/locavore, People Helping People, Politics, Protests and Crackdowns, Shel's Personal Life, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , , , ,

The Most Important Question to Create Eco-Friendly Technological Leaps

Green entrepreneurs (or frugal ones) refine that question. It morphs into “How can I accomplish this with the fewest resources?”…back in 1983, he built a near-net-zero-energy luxury home that didn’t need a furnace or an air conditioner

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Eco-friendly, Energy & Sustainability, Environment, Frugality/Frugal Fun, Green Business, Green Living/Green Lifestyles, localism/locavore, People Helping People, poverty, Technology Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Let’s Have Some Fun with a Stillborn Nuke: A Contest

The Washington Post reports that the never-finished, never-operated Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant, in Hollywood, Alabama is for sale at the bargain-basement price of $36.4 million. It has cost more than $5 billion to build as much of it as Tennessee Valley

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Disagreeing with Seth Godin on Cars vs. Bikes

I’m a big believer in convincing by harnessing the reader/listener/viewer’s enlightened self-interest. So I’d rewrite his pro-bike list with these eight positive reasons:

Posted in Copywriting, Eco-friendly, Energy & Sustainability, Environment, Frugality/Frugal Fun, Green Living/Green Lifestyles, language, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, propaganda, Psychology, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Climate Change is Our Opportunity to Remake Society, Says Naomi Klein

Photo of debris after Hurricane Katrina

Naomi Klein: Hurricane Katrina…had been downgraded from a Category 5 hurricane to a mere tropical storm. The levees should have withstood the onslaught, if they hadn’t been allowed to fall into disrepair.

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Activism, Business-general, Democracy, Demographics/Psychographics, Diversity, Energy & Sustainability, Environment, Ethics in Government, Green Living/Green Lifestyles, language, People Helping People, Politics, poverty, propaganda, Protests and Crackdowns, Social and Economic Justice, Technology Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Solar Microgrid Grows in Brooklyn

gotten state support to pilot a microgrid program that would allow Brooklyn’s solar systems to keep powering houses and workplaces if the grid goes down

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