Green Reading This Week: Roundup

There have been some great pieces from more mainstream media outlets over the past few weeks (including some long form writing) and I thought it deserved a green reading roundup. Read on:

Green Reading This Week

If Carbon Markets Can’t Work in Europe, Can They Work Anywhere? – Time Magazine

Smart Power: Why More Bytes Will Mean Fewer – and Cleaner – Electrons – Time Magazine

Using Big Data to Shrink Energy Waste – Time Magazine

Carbon Concentrations Set to Hit a Record Level of 400 ppm - Time Magazine

In Two-Way Charging, Electric Cars Begin to Earn Money from the Grid – New York Times

How to Charge Millions of Electric Cars? Not All At Once – New York Times

Nest’s Plan to Stop Brownouts Before They Start - Wired

 

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Green Reading This Week: Earth Day Edition

Reading This Week

Today is the 43rd Earth Day – and one that the media generally reported was not well reported on, but I did manage to round up some great articles from around the web for this week’s green reading. For fun facts, cool perspectives and straight up awkward takes on Earth Day, read on:

This Date in Science: Why Celebrate Earth Day on April 22? – EarthSky
Spoiler alert: it used to be arbor day, which is the origin of the tradition of planting trees on Earth Day

Earth Daze: What Happened to the Environmental Movement? – Time Magazine
For a broader perspective

Earth Day? This Year Aim for Earth Week - Fox News (editorial note: trying not to act surprised)
For practical tips on having an impact beyond just Earth Day

And on a lighter note…
Awkward Things to Do on Earth Day – Awkward List Blog
Just discovered this blog. Totally obsessed.

 

3 Can’t Miss Energy Efficiency Events in Boston This Month

energy efficiency events calendar

2013 is off to a fast start for anyone with a New Years Resolution to get out of their office and network more. How about one a week for the next three weeks? I’m excited for a great crop of energy efficiency and clean technology events this month. Hope to see some of you there!

Can Cleantech be Sexy? Cleantech + Product Design Panel
I hope the answer is yes! Regardless, the list of panelists is reason to go alone. A mix of venture capitalists and CEOs should create interesting discussion.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Greentown Labs, 2nd Floor, 337 Summer St., Boston MA 02210

5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking
6:00 – 7:30 pm Panel Discussion
7:30 – 8:30 pm Networking

Getting Corporate Real Estate Sustainability Done
Full disclosure–I’m speaking on this panel–but my presence is outweighed by two co-presenters, Elizabeth Turnbull from adidas, and Jackie Henke, who is the Vice President and Real Estate Green Strategy Officer for TD Bank. I’m looking to learn as much as I can share, so please come with insights and questions.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Mintz Levin, One Financial Center, Boston, MA
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration
8:30-9:30 am Panel followed by networking

Energy and the Bottom Line – Tracking and Managing Energy Costs to a Better Advantage
Senior leaders from a diverse group of industries talk about managing energy costs.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
EnerNOC, 11th Floor, 101 Federal St., Boston MA 02110

8:30 – 10:30am Panel