Category energy efficiency

figuring out how much water I directly use

==> This weekend, I was reading Nature’s latest issue, on the world’s water problems. I learned just now that Saturday was “World Water Day”, so that probably explains the timing of the issue. I also found it an interesting timing to encounter this, since I’ve recently talked with several friends about rising water challenges. Several […]

GreenBiz’s “state of green business 2008” is out

Was just talking to a friend about “how to track companies’ performance in being green?”, ie, using renewable sources of energy, accounting for the costs they incur to others (such as dumping pollutants into water, which citizens pay for directly in their own health care), using energy more efficiently, generating less waste, etc…  Was reminded […]

BCC IT visionary panel

today I was invited (thanks Patricia!) to sit on an IT panel discussing trends and implications for community colleges, with focus on Bellevue Community College and the Seattle / PacNorthwest. I was honored to share the discussion with WA Senator Maria Cantwell, and about twelve execs and CIOs from a number of institutions, including Geospiza, […]

Why I decided to hold off on a hybrid – and where you can footprint your own emissions

I was thinking of buying a hybrid recently – as I’m still driving an older Mercury Sable that gets 20-30 mpg (and has some fun design perks, plus some slowly developing creaks that are so loud that a friend I was talking to in the car one day was like, “man are you calling me […]