Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Wine and Shine

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I saw an awesome headline today:

Going Green Reaches Economic Tipping Point at Wine and Shine 2009

Serious implications for vineyards! A few wineries in Cali are supposedly powering their operation from the sun, courtesy of solar installation and financing company, Conergy.

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Breaking Sustainability down into Markets

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I’m always talking about , and as awesome as it is to ponder how it will save the planet and create a spiritual transcendence and all that good stuff that makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside, I thought it’d be smart to put a practical edge on the whole thing by taking a look at the actual markets that make up (lifestyles of health and sustainability) and what type of numbers are behind them. This movement is growing fast and is creating incredible value in our economy. I believe it will gradually work it’s way into every imaginable vertical and serve to harmonize the economy into a holistic transcendence beyond capitalism. My friend Lee and I like to call it as I’ve mentioned in past posts. Here’s a breakdown of the current markets of the “sustainable economy”, what products and services they offer, and which ones are growing fastest.

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Nature to the Grid: Renewable Homes

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

I’d like to propose a new idea.

The green movement has no doubt tipped into the public’s consciousness, and yet still hasn’t been consolidated into a feasible, economic starting point. I attempted to unify the myriad of renewable and consumption/waste innovations in my last post with the concept of ‘’, and will now attempt to expand on it further. The question is where can the average person start incorporating this concept into their life to not just benefit their ecolistic mentality and environment, but to save and make more money?

In continuance of our nature to the grid dialogue, I’ve come to the conclusion that it starts, from both an ecological and economical standpoint, with people taking a proactive role in turning their home into a renewable … turning their home into a ‘tree’ if you will.

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Nature to the Grid: Bioenergy

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

The leaf is the primary site of photosynthesis...
Image via Wikipedia

is a loaded word with many different meanings and ideas associated with it. I’m wondering what concept will bring it all together?

From a production () standpoint, you’ve got solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, hydro, and ethanol. And with consumption, you have to ask how are we going to create products, how are we going to deal with waste, and where are we going to get our food and water?

When you start looking at all these variables, you seem to get to the root of the sustainability problem… it’s very fragmented. There needs to be a new holistic approach that attacks the whole issue. Where do we get our energy, our food, and a new paradigm for products and waste? To us, the answer is quite clear… it’s found in nature, where the essence is growth. our food, our energy, our resources. It’s all about growth energy… bioenergy.

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ShopWiki for Christmas

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

For all you last minute Christmas shoppers, check out ShopWiki. It’s an interesting site attempting to revolutionize online shopping by crawling Google for every online store on the internet. This is cool because most online marketplaces and shopping sites have selective stores that that they set up deals with, whereas ShopWiki brings in virtually every store on the web, allowing you to better compare price data and make more informed decisions on what to buy. Furthermore, it has a near flawless user interface and interaction, which is the name of the game in retaining users and making money.

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