Project 350

This past Saturday, October 24th, marked an important day for activists’ worldwide as we participated in the single, largest global demonstration for climate change in history.  From Paris, France to Beijing, China – from Hyderbad, India to Houston, Texas, demonstrators from around the globe united under one banner – Project 350.  Painted on bodies and printed on shirts and towels, the number 350, representing in parts per million, carbon in our atmosphere, was heard throughout the world. People in 181 different countries, participating in over 5200 events, called for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis. Continue reading “Project 350”

Power Hungry Gadgets Can Be Costly

The major topics of discussion this week centered on the increasing demand of power hungry gadgets in the form of consumer electronics. This after the California Energy Commission proposed a plan to reduce the power consumption of new TV’s sold in the state by about half of what it is now in 2013.  Turns out that some of these flat screen televisions we’ve been buying are bigger consumers of electricity than some refrigerators. A recent article in the New York Times suggests  “the proliferation of personal computers, iPods, cell phones, and game amounts to the fastest-growing source of power demand in the world. Americans now have about 25 consumer electronic products in every household, compared with just three in 1980.” Continue reading “Power Hungry Gadgets Can Be Costly”