Monday, July 28, 2008

The Story of Stuff

This is a great video i just came across in a blog called jetsongreen.

Its called The Story of Stuff and it is a 20 minute video about the cycle of consumption in our country and the world, how it works and how to break that cycle.

A lot of what troubles people (and me) about this green revolution is "will this really change things." If I take 5 minute showers.... if everyone takes 5 minute showers will this change things? If I don't eat meat am I changing things.

I struggle with these questions (and others like them) everyday. Please Please Please watch this video. And then share it with a friend so you can discuss what it means and what needs to be done.

I just wrote my family an email with the subject "If you love me you will watch this video." I did that because I think this video hits it on the head what is wrong with our current trends in consumption. Also it is in a very easy to understand and visual way.

Enjoy the video.


Quote from the site: "The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever."

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wind technology's future

Wind technology could be big in the United States soon.

Attached at the end is an article and 10 min presentation about the state of U.S. energy and foreign oil by an oil man named T. Boone Pickens. Watch it its good.

The article following talks about how we can power 84% of peoples cars with electric energy when people charge their cars at non peak hours. This means 84% of all cars are plug in hybrids or Electric vehicles and we dont need more power plants to supply this new electricity demand if people charge at night when people are sleeping.

Jetson Green Article

another follow up article

10 Things You Should Know About Natural Gas Vehicles