Friday Funday: Nothing new under the Sun

When I was starting to get into renewables, a simple question occurred to me that started a whole chain of destructive circular online procrastination research. A few minutes of googling produces hundreds of modern solar projects, like the Solar Decathalon or Apple’s partnership with First Solar earlier this week, but few results come up from before the 1970s.…

Friday Funday: Solar Nerd Joke

While I probably only got a laugh from only the most hard core solar folks, the jokes become just slightly less hilarious when compared to a few stats from this article in United Press International from the U.S. Minerals Management Services on the quadrupling of oil spills since 2000 including the infamous BP Oil Spill…

Friday Fun-Day: Which Country has a Bigger Tree?

According to The Carbon Trust – it’s the United Kingdom. In addition to the distinction of being the source of Shakespeare, the Industrial Revolution, and teeth that cry out for a capable dentist, the UK’s corporations also spend the most on sustainability and are the most likely to have a program with specific targets and reporting…

A Totally Sweet Book on a Smelly Start-Up: Terracycle

REVOLUTION IN A BOTTLE: How Terracycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste by TOM SZAKY (Founder of Terracycle, the company that recycles cigarette butts, dirty diapers, and everything in between) $9.99 on Barnes & Noble Nook $7.99 on Amazon Kindle $0.01 Used on Amazon <—awesome There is a disclaimer to be made here.  I didn’t really have…