Come join us on Friday night at the Big Apple Film Festival for the premiere of three animated shorts exploring Rabbit’s mysterious journey. What do you think it means? Follow Rabbit in his enigmatic and moving quest for answers. And meet my buddy Don! For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. More About […]
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
“The prize is the pleasure of finding things out…” Click image to watch this documentary.
Carbon Buster Stirs in Sleep
After all these years, are you tired of reading article after article announcing the “revolution” in photovoltaics and the imminence of the long-heraled low-cost renewable era of green energy? Well, here’s another one. This, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Photovoltaics Cells from Any Semiconductor More Background on PV’s [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2zjdtxrisc&w=400&h=300&rel=0] Short animated youtube video on […]
Carol Dweck and the Growth Mindset
In the past five years no book or thinker has had a greater impact on my life than Mindset by psychologist Carol Dweck. The approach to learning and growth she describes in her book and videos has affected me not only in my pursuits of hobbies and interests, but professionally, as an educator as well. […]
DIY solar power appliances: great idea
Look out for this company, Clarian Power, looking to bring the first plug-in solar power system to the U.S. market in 2011. The idea is an solar power generating appliance that can be plugged into any wall outlet to feed into the electrical grid.
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Carbon Buster Blues: The Refrigerator Is Half-empty
Alas, no refrigerator today. Since purchasing my Whirlpool dream machine on June 27th, this is the third delivery date on which Lowes has left me afloat in the ever-warming Brooklyn atmosphere. Rising, rising, rising – just like my electric bills each month. This is a very popular refrigerator and it seems that Whirlpool can’t keep […]
Carbon Busters Journal Entry, June 26th, 2007
Dear Concerned Environmentalists Everywhere: So today I bought a 10 cubic ft refrigerator at Lowes for $398 less 20% equals about $320. It’s a Whirlpool with a stainless steel “look” and it’s pretty small. I was hoping to get one as small as my friend Susan’s, but I think this is the same size as […]
Guess What, Carbon Buster? My Con-Ed Bill Was $90 Last Month
I live in a 375sf apartment, and haven’t installed the A/C yet this year. My electric bills average over $100 per month. This is a problem. So I was looking inside my refrigerator last night to find a model number so I could figure out the year (and my estimated savings upon replacement,) and I […]