I want to write about everything. Sadly, being a mere mortal, I can’t. So here’s a big fat set of links to stuff that I haven’t been able to get to in the last week or so. Handle with care.
- Elizabeth Burton with some interesting thoughts on a Gross National Happiness index.
- Dave Pollard on how to create, uh, a whole new culture.
- Mike Millikin points to the first unsupervised driving review of a hydrogen fuel cell car.
- Treehugger’s got the poop on alternative toilets and an extremely cool bike storage tree thingy.
- Via Worldchanging, a English-language website for Curitiba, Brazil, a model of thoughtful urban planning.
- Inside Bay Area has a great series on “A Body’s Burden: Our Chemical Legacy.”
- Via Sustainablog, a whole blog on water issues. (Did you know that there’s a World Water Day? March 22!)
- Via Judith Lewis, an EDIE case study on Epson UK, which …
… installed monitors so employees could see in real-time exactly how much energy the company was sinking.
Energy consumption in the country office declined by 21 percent.
If the 500 largest companies in the United States reduced their energy needs by 21 percent, would we still need the paltry supplies of oil under ANWR? What if a thousand did? What about just those 53 Fortune 500 companies in California (the most in any state)?
- Via Renewable Energy Law blog, a story on the LOCE Wind and Wave Energy blog (where do they all come from!?) about a wave energy demonstration project in New Jersey that maybe sunk by niggling, excess regulation. Typically reg-happy enviros really need to think about how to ease the burden on these small-scale local projects.
Aaaah. Such a weight off!