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Save the earth. It’s easy! You don’t have to actually do anything.

These data were particularly distressing, if not surprising: Green TeensWhile the millennial generation — born after 1978 — is the most passionate and educated about environmental issues, its members lack steadfast commitment. The Generate research firm conducted a marketing poll targeting teens, tweens, and young adults. It found that 74% of young people believe they […]

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Thursday Top 5+1

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WETeWdoz3cw] The Making of Little Big PlanetAlex Evans, Co-Founder of developer Media Molecule, visited the Wired Store to talk about the creative process that led to the making of Little Big Planet, and the way the game has unleashed the creativity of players. Christoph Niemann on coffeePretty funny; I had a similar late start at […]

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2008 charitable giving

In 2007, Velma and I supported worthy causes with a little over 2% of our annual income (here’s the list of charities we supported in 2007). We made a goal of trying to increase that over the next few years to 5%. Although I took off most of 2008 from paid work, we decided we […]

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Who’s been naughty this year in the direct mail industry?

ForestEthics has released its annual Naughty/Nice List, their report on the direct mail industry and who’s been playing nice in the past year (phasing out their print catalogs, for example), and who’s been naughty (being secretive about the source of their paper, for example). If you shop at or receive catalogs from any of these […]

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Peace One Day

Through LinkedIn I learned that BAA Schools Group alum Megan O’Grady Greene is working for London-based nonprofit Peace One Day. From the website: “In 1999 filmmaker Jeremy Gilley decided to try and establish the first ever Day of Peace with a fixed calendar date. In September 2001 the Member States of the United Nations unanimously […]

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Thursday Top 5

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1640453&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Jetpack DreamsTrailer for a book. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCNagTxA6Z0] Shatner–Hasselhoff ’08I shoulda voted for these guys instead. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaRYR7wQPsk] Interesting ad for a bankFeaturing treesitters. http://embed.break.com/NDExNzg5 Imapatient Texas cop tazes a woman in 45 secondsIs he a bigot, a bad cop, or just having a bad day? Trick question. Those attributes are not mutually exclusive. Yet another example […]

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Notes from AIGA Compostmodern 2007 (part 2)

Last January I attended Compostmodern 2008, a green design conference presented by the AIGA SF. I’ve already written about Boisset Family Estates and DeLoach Wines (“The environmental impact of the wine industry”), and CleanWell hand sanitizer and soap (“An alternative to normal antibacterial soaps”) (which I use and heartily endorse), but I hadn’t had time […]

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Lolita Lebrón and others attack congress

No other woman in the Hemisphere has been in prison on such charges for so long a period [as Lolita Lebrón]; a fact which Communist critics of your human rights policy are fond of pointing out. – National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, in a secret memo to President Jimmy Carter in 1979 When early American […]

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Urge Sierra Pacific to be a better corporate citizen

Sierra Pacific Industries plans to cut down a million acres of California’s forests in the next 50 years. SPI is one of the biggest landowners in California and owns most of the forest lands in the Sierra. Our forests are not all parks, like most American believe. SPI has one of the worst environmental records […]

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Battle In Seattle

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_B1Iybufic] Next month will see the debut of an independent film about the 1999 demonstrations against the WTO in Seattle. The movie looks like it will be pretty good, not the average Hollywood tale in which the “terrorists” all have foreign accents. Independent director Stuart Townsend has taken pains to present the story from many […]

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