[RSS Readers – Click to View] This video was just uploaded yesterday and it’s nice to hear Ed Mazria explain Architecture 2030 in his own words. We’re talking about the architecture and building community response to climate change. You’ll remember that Mazria garnered mainstream media attention last year with the insightful, poignant phrase, "If you want to stop global warming, stop coal." As Mazria explains in the video, there are a few ways to stop coal … watch and enjoy the weekend.
Pardon the interruption, but as is the tradition in the blogosphere, I’m going to kick out some blogging New Year’s resolutions. Last year I had several resolutions and thanks to the readers, we shattered all visitor goals. I didn’t do so well on the commenting and didn’t get any articles in print, but I’m still focusing on the print article goal.
Also, as an FYI to newer readers, Jetson Green isn’t about money or advertising, etc., it’s about participating in one of the coolest movements of my life. During the tech boom of the late 90s, I was in Japan, completely unconnected to tech life. Now, I’ve got all sorts of education and there’s nothing to stop me from influencing the country we live in. As a career youngster, this is one of the ways I’m doing that. The goals below push me to continue providing the most unique, up-to-date, and relevant news possible. So, without further ado, here are my goals for Jetson Green in 2008:
Happy New Year! This year is unlike any in the history of our country. We’re seeing this crazy whirlwind of issues coming together. The economy is entering a slight lull and the average American is losing width in the real estate pocketbook. The next presidential election is on the cusp and we’re seeing indicators of a brewing culture war. And to add to that, the topic of climate change is everywhere. The sister topic of pollution pops up fairly frequently also. So with this backdrop, I’ve been thinking about the green movement and what’s in store for next year. Here’s what I think:
To identify the best articles of 2007, I’ve only used traffic figures from January 1, 2007 – December 30, 2007. And some of these articles bumped to the top by virtue of some mondo Digg or Stumbleupon traffic, or both. I appreciate all the readers and emailers and hope to provide better, more relevant content in 2008 (although, well, it’d help if Typepad could paginate archives).
The danger with using traffic to decide what content to provide in the future is that traffic stats may not be aligned with true reader interest. So, if you’re interested in reading more of something in 2008, shoot me an email or drop a comment below. I’ll find a way to do it. Here’s one last list for the year:
It’s been an incredible year in green news, and coverage on the environment seems to increase every week. Below, you will find links from the last year that I think are important. Unfortunately, tons of good stories didn’t make the cut because the links were broken and I couldn’t find an adequate replacement. Regardless, 2007 has been a great year, don’t you think? Collectively, we’re taking big steps to respect the environment. Republicans, Democrats, businesses, individuals, etc. Everyone wants to do their part. And even if you don’t click all, er, 151 links below, scan the titles as a reminder of what has been accomplished. Let’s keep the momentum in 2008.
I’m getting withdrawals from not being connected to the internet, but rest assured, posting will continue as usual on Wednesday evening. I hope everyone enjoys this holiday time, no matter what your reason or religion is. It’s nice to have a collective break from whatever has become the norm.
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