“Almost certain you’re on Al’s list, but just in case.
It’s almost worth a blog article about the next generation of nonpartisan “political” speech and action.
It also helps to be Nobel laureate :~)
When a clean energy economy finally becomes a reality in America, people will look back to the day that together, you and I launched The Repower America Wall.
The Wall is a place where literally thousands and thousands of people committed to a revolutionary new energy future for our nation and the world are coming together — to express our hopes, share our resolve, and step up to a leadership role in building a grassroots movement for change like nothing America has ever seen. It’s an opportunity for you to be part of the climate movement in a new way, in a way that takes us beyond ourselves.
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We received this missive from the people at SustainLane:
“…because your blog is related to our mission of living healthy lives on a green planet. This is just a quick note introducing the Local Action Challenge, a local contest that encourages people in Denver, CO to think global, act local… and win prizes doing it!
“SustainLane is heading up the Local Action Challenge in partnership with Hopenhagen, an international movement to drive action on climate change at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen this December.
“Cities across the country – like Denver, CO – have sent in their top-ten lists of actions they’d like residents to take in order to combat climate change and otherwise care for the planet right in their own communities.”
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Danny Clark, CEO of ENSO Bottles, writes to invite participation in a plastics survey. I encourage your participation.
I hope all has been well. We are performing some research on how and what consumers think about biodegradable plastics. The more response from the general public we receive the better the data.
Below is the link to the survey. If you are interested in posting a link to the survey I can create a collector created just for Green Streets which would redirect the survey takers to a URL of your choosing at the conclusion of the survey as well as customize the Thank You page.
I would also provide you the survey results data.
ENSO Bottles, LLC
Mario Vellandi, publisher of Melodies in Marketing recently posted this insightful missive on the evolution of the sustainability vocabulary as it pertains to marketing:
So I came across this article, Seeking to Save the Planet, With a Thesaurus on the NY Times recently and it coincided very nicely with my recent post on effective communications for sustainable product branding. Namely that the language we use in marketing communications (whether it be for social/environmental campaigns or product branding), has to connect with the audience. So this firm EcoAmerica had put together a study, of which portions were leaked out on the internet a month prior to its official release. Quoting from the NY Times article, Read more of this >>
RECEIVED THIS EMAIL TODAY FROM NANCY JUDD, AT RECYCLE RUNWAY:
“Just came across your very kind article on the Change Couture project as well as the video which I had never seen. I love how you ended it with Bruce’s quote “I say to all the artists out there, don’t buy canvas!”
“Anyway, thanks for the plug! I’m assuming you must be on my listserve… I’ll be sending out a newsletter soon with photos and details from the trip.
The Obamanos Coat
Nancy Judd, New Mexico developer of Recycle Runway and a participant in our video, “Trashy Art,” writes of her new project called the Campaign for Change Couture Collection: “This new series of garments, made from left over Obama campaign materials, is a documentation of my experience being a volunteer for this historic campaign and is a tribute to the millions of other people (including many of you!) who gave countless hours to assure the election of Barack Obama.”
Judd follows with this missive on important connections: Read more of this >>
Thanks for the YouTube Links. I think the trash issue will become something everyone has to face. The current economic trends are actually causing recycling centers to close because the demand for recycled materials is almost zero and the centers cannot get financing to secure extra storage space. The blog link I sent addresses the reduce side of the recycling triangle, but GreenStreets could really get social networking traction focusing on the reuse portion. There are a few “freegan” sites to match new users and old stuff, but a place to post creative alternative uses for old stuff is lacking. This could lead to great competitions and a renewed focus on a cultural norm from the Great Depression. Just a thought on an underserved market niche.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!