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350.org captures Earth’s woes and hopes from space

November 22nd, 2010

Climate action group 350.org wants us to see, really see, what’s happening as the result of climate change here on Earth.
So it’s taken to space to get a better view. Satellites began snapping photos of giant art installations, many involving humans forming pictures, last Friday and will continue through this week. The photos include one of a giant eagle in Los Angeles, created to represent the “Earth to Sky” solutions to climate change; a mural in New York City that shows how the area would look after the seas rise; a picture of a girl on a delta in Spain and a flash flood in New Mexico created by humans with blue posters.


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Philadelphia will encourage white roofs with ‘Coolest Block’ contest

February 17th, 2010

White roofs cut energy costs. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/The Dow Chemical Company)

White roofs cut energy costs. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/The Dow Chemical Company)

From Green Right Now Reports

Philadelphia wants to rally its residents and stoke the spirit of friendly competition among neighborhoods to green up their streets. The RetroFIT PHILLY “Coolest Block” contest, announced today at City, will encourage residents to update their energy-hungry black rooftops.

“Our Greenworks Philadelphia goal is to retrofit 15 percent of the city’s row home roofs, and the ‘Coolest Block’ contest is jumpstarting this effort,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter said in a statement.

Organized under the auspices of The Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia (ECA) and the City of Philadelphia, with product and technology contributions from The Dow Chemical Company and the financial support from The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, the contest invites row home owners to enter to win energy-saving cool roof, air sealing and insulation upgrades for their entire block.


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The changing Face(book) of the times…

August 3rd, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Even though we generally subscribe to the Marxist theory of groups — that is, Groucho Marx’s maxim that “I wouldn’t belong to any club that would have me as a member”, we started a Facebook page.

You can see it at Green Right Now on Facebook. Or if you prefer, GreenRightNow.

While over there constructing the new site, we noticed Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu in the neighborhood. We’re sure this is a comfortable fit for the former Stanford professor, a virtual lectern from which to tutor the masses on energy efficiency and whip up support for alternative power sources.


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