Posts from the ‘economy’ category

The 6 words that summarize why American-style bare-knuckle capitalism is doomed

This is not from The Onion, but from yesterday’s business section of the San Francisco Chronicle: I’m trying to find the right analogy to wrap my…

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How I Learned to Stop Wasting and Love the Trash

Each year, Americans generate 389.5 million tons of municipal solid waste, 69 percent of which gets landfilled. As Edward Humes breaks it down in his eye-opening…

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Is Google making the world wiser?

Just in time for the unfurling of Google’s mysterious barge, a 50-foot-tall, 250-foot-long shipping container structure that looks to be a sort of floating technology theme…

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The end of the world as we know it: New York City to compost food scraps

If you thought bike sharing was going to be the definitive end of the world for New York’s old guard elite, wait till they get their…

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Chevron touts big oil profits = past. Cyclists generate people power = future. Bike the Math rocks!

Well, there couldn’t be a better symbolism of yesterday’s shareholder meeting at Chevron’s San Ramon headquarters than today’s headliner in the business section of the San…

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Don’t just count the carbon, BIKE THE MATH!

If you’re in the Bay Area and want to do something exciting, fun, and meaningful to voice your concerns about climate change and the fossil fuel…

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors UNANIMOUSLY Passes Resolution to Divest from Fossil Fuel

Wow, so it did happen! This just in: San Francisco Board of Supervisors Unanimously Pass Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution urging the city’s retirement system to divest…

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Vote Tomorrow on Divesting $500 million from Fossil Fuels

Tomorrow, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is going to vote on whether or not to urge the city’s retirement board to divest over half a…

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What’s the matter with “The Google Bus?”

Yesterday I went to a panel discussion entitled A Story of Shuttles at SPUR, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association. For those of you…

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Eco triptych: Compost giveaway, corporate breakaway, and climate rideaway, in a day around the bay

Last Saturday was one of those days on the calendar that seems to magically attract all the cool happenings around town. Usually with multiple invitations on…

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