About Those Green Jobs

By Jonah Goldberg May 10, 2011, 10:15 am   There’s a lot of chatter about the fact that GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt is backing off his obsession with green technology and climate change. In a speech at MIT recently he said: If I had one thing to do over again I would not have talked so much…

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Shepherd prepares students for ‘green’ careers

May 16, 2011 · By Cecelia Mason Shepherd University Dr. Ed Snyder, chair of the Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences and professor of environmental studies at Shepherd University, helps a student. Wind turbines are springing up all over West Virginia and renewable energy is predicted to be a growth industry so Shepherd University’s Institute for Environmental and Physical…

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The iPhone is the new Prius

Two years ago, my California driver’s license expired. Living in Chicago at the time, where the smart resident uses bikes or public transit to avoid traffic, I hadn’t found a compelling reason to get behind the wheel of our car in months. With plenty of other pressing tasks on my to-do list, renewing or replacing…

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Bill Gates’ blind spots

When Bill Gates first jumped into the energy discussion with a big TED talk, I wrote a post called “Why Bill Gates is wrong.” In retrospect, I should have been a bit more diplomatic. I should have started with a post called “Why it’s super-fantastic that someone as smart, influential, and wealthy as Bill Gates is…

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Top 10 Green Trends for 2011

Green Trends There is no doubt that 2010 was a difficult year for the economy, yet the hope for the coming year is high. And for good reason — Many leading U.S. economists predict that the economy will grow an astounding two to four percent in 2011. This is welcome news after two years of…

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The Sustainable Food Market

The Sustainable Food Market Your food matters, it’s not a new concept to hear that you are what you eat. Have you noticed why certain foods have correlations to the exact part of the body that it is good for? For example, a sliced carrot looks like the human eye, the pupil, iris and radiating…

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EPA honors CT residents, agencies for environmental leadership

Today The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday honored four Connecticut residents and two agencies for their long-time commitment to environmental sustainability. At the ceremony in Boston, Richard Harris and Peter Fraboni won the Lifetime Achievement Environmental Merit Award. Harris, the director of Westport museum Earthplace, and Fraboni, the assistant director, have cleaned local tributaries,…

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‘Code Green’ on construction in MD

Maryland has become the first state in the nation to embrace a green construction code, which green building advocates hope will pave the way (so to speak) for much more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly structures. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law legislation passed this year by the General Assembly authorizing the application of the International Green…

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