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The Green Audacity of Lifestyle Minimalism

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I’ve been thinking a lot about minimalism lately for some reason.  We all have an idea of what "minimalism" is, but I wanted to dig a little deeper.  According to Wikipedia, minimalism describes a movement where "work is stripped down to its most fundamental features … it is rooted in the reductive aspects of Modernism, and is often interpreted as a reaction against abstract impressionism and a bridge to Postmodern art practices."  Strip it down to the fundamentals. 

I like the concept of stripping stuff down to the fundamentals.  You can strip down anything and literally find that "less is more."  Try it.  I honestly believe that with the right amount of less, less can be more.  Why is that?  Well, quite simply because less equals the fundamentals and enjoying the fundamentals — with no excess — feels good.  Let me explain my thoughts on the lifestyle of minimalism. 

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Jetson Green Partners with Ecocity World Summit

Ecocity World Summit I’m happy to announce that Jetson Green has signed on as an official media sponsor for the Ecocity World Summit, which takes place April 22-26, 2008 in San Francisco, California.  I couldn’t be happier to be supporting such a stellar event. 

You should know, however, that this is no ordinary conference.  Ecocity World Summit recognizes it’s time to take a closer look at the largest of humanity’s creations — cities — directly and fearlessly.  Over 85% of humanity currently live in cities, towns, and villages –- the built community of our species.  The Ecocity World Summit challenges and inspires each individual, no matter where we call home, to build something different: the city for ourselves, the city for people and all life on the planet.  For a sneak peak, take a look at some of the projects that will be explored.

Speakers at the event include some of the following:

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PTI: Making Some Changes

Friends, I think my eyes are bigger than my website hacking skills, so you might see some glitches.  Apparently, the site was loading differently in IE as compared to Firefox.  I’m a Firefox person, so I didn’t realize that, but maybe I should take the time to say Jetson Green is optimized for Firefox?!  I decided to get the top right ads out of my face, so I tried to make that different.  If you see glitches, feel free to comment below, so I can figure them out.  Thanks, and:

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PTI: Join the Jetson Green Facebook Group!

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Hey there, pardon the interruption, but we’ve got some fun news.  As of 15 minutes ago, the Jetson Green Facebook Group just went live.  I invite you all to join, if you’re interested in Facebook.  This will be a fun experiment.  It’ll give us a chance to get to know readers and it’ll give readers a chance to rub elbows with like-minded individuals.  I hope you’ll drop by and contribute.  Everyone’s invited!  You may even try a few of these things:

  • Post a picture,
  • Post a cool video,
  • Ask a green question, or
  • Share an insightful link/tip.

PTI: A Few Blogging Goals for 2008

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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:

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[Video] Dwell Design Leaders Video + More

It’s Friday and as I like to say, why not watch a little video?  If you’ve been to Dwell lately, you’ll know they just unveiled their new, completely overhauled website.  It’s super nice now, with easy access to images and information from their archives.  There’s also a new video page with content of some very interesting leaders in design.  Hence, the name for their new video series, Dwell Design Leaders.  I’ve embedded the video of Michelle Kaufmann above talking about prefab and the mkLotus.  The next video below is of David Baker.  I found his comments extremely interesting.  The last video below is Christopher Deam talking about his modern interpretation and design of the Airstream and his collaboration with Design Within Reach.  Very compelling, really inspiring.

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