Business Models,cityscapes,ideas & concepts,Urban Farming,Zero Waste

Citizens vs Patriot Acres: A Compost Controversy in Chicagoland

25 May , 2017  

Patriot Acres' Site Plan in Des Plaines, IL near Chicago

When it comes to issues concerning our global economic and ecological future, it is all too easy to frame the discussion as a binary debate. … [Read the rest]

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Homesteading,Urban Farming

Why Eating Sustainable Foods Is Essential For Living A Sustainable Life

21 Jan , 2017  

To me, one aspect of living sustainably means learning to make simple, nutritional foods that would otherwise be highly processed and store-bought. In my head, sustainability and frugality go hand-in-hand and I work diligently to convert my food purchases to homemade options on a regular basis to help on both fronts.… [Read the rest]

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Attempts at identity theft and online harrassment

28 Nov , 2016  

[Updated 2/28/2017]

Someone took my picture. I don't know who she was, and I don't know why she did it. I am not a public person, she didn't ask for my permission and there's no reason I can think of that she should have taken it.… [Read the rest]

Weekly Pic

Some impressions of our planet

27 Nov , 2016   Video

We've only got one. Give thanks. Spread the planet love.… [Read the rest]

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Weekly Pic

Chasing Ice

20 Nov , 2016   Video

"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed. Here's the official video. … [Read the rest]

cityscapes,Zero Waste

Thoughts on packaging recovery in California and beyond

1 Nov , 2016  

Everyone's talking and cramming for the elections here in the U.S. And well, they should.

This is something that isn't on the ballot, and I gave the presentation years and years ago, but it's still relevant.… [Read the rest]

technology

Energy By The Numbers: An Energy Revolution

21 Oct , 2016   Video

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that highlights the accelerated deployment of five clean energy technologies:

  • wind turbines
  • solar technologies for both utility-scale and distributed photovoltaic (PV)
  • electric vehicles (EVs) and
  • light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

The report, Revolution…Now, was announced by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz during a discussion at The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum.… [Read the rest]

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technology

Join the fight against climate change with Mission Innovation

20 Oct , 2016   Video

Join the Department of Energy, President Obama and 19 world leaders, and 28 investors from 10 countries in accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. The innovation culture needs you.… [Read the rest]

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