Our Blog | June 2009

Neville Williams Profile

by: Heather on 06/30/2009
Posted in: Author Events

Whether you call him a maverick or a pioneer, Neville Williams, author of Chasing the Sun: Solar Adventures Around the World , is one of the more fascinating characters in the history of photovoltaics. Responsible for bringing household electricity to hundreds of thousands of people in the developing world, Neville's current focus is on bringing …

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Greenpeace Activists Board Cargo Ship Carrying Coal

by: EJ on 06/24/2009
Posted in: Activism

Greenpeace activists boarded a bulk freighter carrying coal to the UK's controversial Kingsnorth power station in Kent on Monday June 22nd. Just after midnight, Greenpeace volunteers intercepted the freighter using rigid inflatable speedboats. As the ship headed towards Kingsnorth, nine people succeeded in boarding it and scaled the huge …

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Dramatic US Government Report on Climate Change

by: Heather on 06/22/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

The U.S. Global Change Research Program, operating under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee, has released a landmark climate change report entitled Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States. Weighing in at nearly 200 pages, this exhaustive document summarizes the science of climate change and its impacts on the United States, …

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Prioritizing our use of Fossil Fuels

by: Heather on 06/19/2009
Posted in: Peak Oil

My partner and I recently cleared approximately 3/4 or an acre on our 5 acre property. While the experience was, on a gut level, acutely horrifying to my treehugging soul, it was entirely necessary to bring some light and openness onto the property and render more of the land usable.

If you've never seen land-clearing (I hadn't) it's a sight to …

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The Earth is Hiring

by: Heather on 06/16/2009
Posted in: Events

Paul Hawken's recent Commencement Address to the University of Portland's Class of 2009 is making the internet rounds. It's a ray of hope delivered at a time when the darkness can seem overwhelming. The entire speech is available on the University of Portland website, but here's a short excerpt:

This planet came with a set of instructions, but we …

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