As the snow vacation thought has now drifted into my consciousness, I’ve found a few more places that we may be interested in visiting. Other than Stowe, Vermont or going back to Taos, we keep thinking about places like Colorado. We “accidentally” drove into Colorado while visiting northern New Mexico, and have laughed about it [...]
Archive for February, 2009
Interesting news in the article, Local Food Makes a Comeback: according to the a recent report, locally-grown food is benefiting from the global recession as people are motivated to support the local economy and preserve jobs in their region.
Although it’s worth noting that this report comes from a news source in the UK, I wonder [...]
I’ll admit it - after a few years without a real vacation, the prospect of going to the snow is really appealing to me. The rain is really falling here in California. After a severely dry winter, we’re seeing record rainfall over the last 3 days.
Tahoe is packed with snow, but we’re thinking of doing [...]
Can Google give us insight into how homes use our energy, allowing us to know when our usage is peaking? They think they can.
The Google PowerMeter was unveiled today, according to Computerworld.com, among others. Designed to show consumers their home energy information in nearly real time, right on their computer, the tool is already being [...]
Here is an interesting story of how a company like onlinecheck.com can help people with simple businesses.
My wife is in the early stages of getting her design business off the ground. As you can imagine, this is not the ideal time in history to start a small business. She has been a designer for years, [...]
It was only a matter of time before green technology expanded to large display.
As detailed in the article, Billboards in Pensacola to Use Breakthrough Eco-Friendly Technology, we’re in an era where, if someone can make money going green, they will.
Or in their words:
With rising demand for eco-conscious business practices worldwide, adopting environmentally-friendly technologies that provide [...]
I’m really trying to do something different for my wife this Valentine’s Day. Number one: while I like to spoil her, it’s not in a traditional rose & candy way. I like to think of interesting gifts, and ones that she really wants or needs. Number two: I needed to do something quick.
This year, I [...]
I just found this article (scroll down on page) from December of last year, and given the renewed focus on Green, thanks to President Obama, thought it was still timely.
The premise: just because we’re in a major recession, doesn’t mean that companies are going to stop their green IT initiatives. Which of course is [...]
I was lucky enough to visit Austin, Texas when I was 15 years old. It was old enough to get into some trouble with the friend I was visiting, but not enough to drive. So, we either walked around or were driven. Spending those 3 weeks in Austin made a huge impression on me which [...]
Is this equation possible?
World economic crisis + increased demand for organic food = opportunities for farmers in poor countries
The United Nations thinks so.
Reuter’s Africa has a fascinating article on how the UN feels that organic food production could help Africa.
Demand for organic foods will keep growing despite the world economic crisis, creating an opportunity [...]