Posts tagged ‘economy’

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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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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Sharing for Profit – I’m not Buying it Anymore

Reading about The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy in Forbes Magazine, I get a strange feeling in my belly. There is, on one hand, the…

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A material to hang your hat (and clothes) on

A couple of months ago I was asked to do an assignment for Alternet about the future of cardboard as a viable renewable alternative to other,…

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My Interview with Bill McKibben

Last Saturday I found myself sitting across the table from Bill McKibben on the outdoor patio of a San Francisco pub, interviewing him about the modern…

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“You just spent a gallon of gas to get a gallon of milk.”

This innocuous-sounding quote from the recent SF Chronicle article Transportation boosts cost of living in suburbs very poignantly describes not only the structural problems of suburban…

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The Start of a Revolution

January 3, 2012: California becomes the sixth state to adopt law that allows the formation of corporations whose main purpose isn’t to make money. A day…

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How to start your own renewable energy company…

This month’s issue of Resurgence Magazine features The Reluctant Rebels, an article I wrote based on my visit last summer with 2011 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner…

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