Archive for July 2010

We’re talking to you. About money.

July 26, 2010

By Bill Burtis Manager, Communications and Special Projects, Clean Air-Cool Planet It doesn’t often happen that when you offer people money, they don’t show up.  But that’s exactly the position we at Clean Air-Cool Planet find ourselves in, and we’re not going to take it anymore. So, you are going to hear from us.  If [...]

Don’t Mention It

July 16, 2010

By Steve Erario, Climate Fellow Clean Air-Cool Planet       Steve Erario, is a Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow working with Greater Portland Council of Governments and CA-CP staff and to help produce a Maine Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Handbook for communities. A graduate in the Environmental Policy major at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, [...]

Science calls for solving problems for ourselves and others

July 12, 2010

By Bill Burtis Manager, Communications and Special Projects, Clean Air-Cool Planet I was struck by a recent story about islanders from Panama who are being forced off their traditional homelands by rising sea levels.  They are moving ashore – and deliberately seeking higher ground in the foothills of their nation’s jungles – to make sure [...]

Personal Rapid Transit – Coming to a city near you?

July 9, 2010

By Leah Bamberger Climate Fellow, Clean Air-Cool Planet    I would like to introduce you to the future of public transportation, Personal Rapid Transit (PRT).  No more rubbing up against strangers, or waiting for that bus or train.  PRT is the future of public transportation. PRT is an automated system of very light and small [...]

What do witch hunts look like in a changing climate?

July 7, 2010

By Bill Burtis Manager of Communications and Special Projects, Clean Air-Cool Planet I came across the article “The Witch Hunt of the Little Ice Age” (by Dr. Promode Kant at the Institute for a green Economy in New Delhi) during a search for science on that period of the planet’s history made famous by climate [...]

Starting a national conversation – about food!

July 2, 2010

By Julie Munro Climate Fellow, Clean Air-Cool Planet     Julie Munro is working with Claire Roby in Oklahoma on Charting Emissions from Food Services (CHEFS) and Greening Tulsa. A new graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., she was “very active in campaigning for campus sustainability and I helped to establish a community garden, [...]


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