Articles - October, 2007

Fight Global Warming Now by Bill McKibben, Book Give Away

Fightglobalwarmingnow I just received an excellent book by the noteworthy, bestselling author Bill McKibben called Fight Global Warming Now: The Handbook for Taking Action in Your Community.  And as I’ve done in the past, I’m giving a copy away.*  McKibben is the author of several books and with Fight Global Warming Now, he draws on his experience with Step It Up 2007 to explain what it takes to launch online grassroots campaigns, generate persuasive political pressure, and plan high-profile events that will draw media attention.  The book is a blueprint of sorts for the movement to battle climate change.  To give you an idea, one of the goals of the movement is an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.  Feel free to visit Bill McKibben‘s website or Step It Up 2007 to learn more about it and Step It Up 2, which is planned for November 3, 2007.

*After 48 hours, I’m going to pick a number out of a cap and give this book away to the comment number corresponding to the number I pick.  Since you leave your email when you comment, I’ll email you for your address and shipping’s on me to anywhere in the U.S.  Not sure what to say in the comments?  Tell me where you’re commenting from: "SLC, Utah here!"

Pardon The Interruption …

Frank Planetinperil Algore Pelosi

Right now, four sponsors have space on the right sidebar.  These sponsors have signed up through BlogAds, which means they’ve specifically chosen Jetson Green because they think their message coincides with the readership of this blog.  So, to give them a fair shot at getting noticed — it’s easy to miss them over there — here’s a quick post.  Disregard if you’re not interested …

Sidwell Friends School, Anatomy of a Green School

Sidwell Friends School

The Sidwell Friends School is the first LEED Platinum-rated K-12 school in the world, but what’s incredible is the story behind it.  First, it’s a renovation of a fifty year old facility.  Second, the renovation involved the students, so everyone was able to participate and learn about the benefits of a green building.  Matter of fact, about sixteen 5th – 8th graders studied the building, wrote about its benefits, and recorded an audio feature explaining each green feature.  Feel free to take the green building tour to learn about low-VOC materials, CO2 monitoring, natural light, native plants, the green roof and biology pond, photovoltaic panels, a heat recovery wheel, vertical solar fins, and the settling tank, etc.  This is quite the impressive interactive visual/audio tour.  Seriously, great work. 

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