Tuesday, August 21, 2007


From a news wire

Naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick on the ice-cold Swiss glacier of Aletsch near the mountain resort of Bettmeralp. Nearly 600 volunteers stripped before the camera on a melting Swiss glacier high in the Alps on Saturday as part of a publicity campaign to expose the impact of climate change.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Recycling bin in a hotel? What a concept!

Originally uploaded by Luca Penati.
I was shocked when I recently saw a recycling bin at the Ambrose Hotel in Los Angeles. What a concept! So simple yet so rare to see.

Why not all the hotels are going to do this? Why NGOs are not pushing hem to commit doing it?

If anyone knows of a petition or other ways to reach the hospitality community. Let me know!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Step 4: Switch lightbulb manufactures

Greenpeace is in high level talks with some of the world's largest lightbulb companies - asking them to stop making energy wasting lightbulbs by 2010 instead of 2015. The more customers they also hear from, the more they'll listen. Click here to sign a petition.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Join me in Greenpeace's 7-step climate campaign

Last week I joined this 7-step climate change campaign with Greenpeace. See my post. We are starting with light bulbs, but it's about energy efficiency generally. You should join:

Click here to sign up

Greenpeace proposes an "Energy Revolution" to save the world from catastrophic climate change. Half of it is about saving the power we use. And this campaign is about people like us helping to outlaw products that waste energy. Every week, for seven weeks, Greenpeace sends out an email with instructions how to campaign effectively for energy efficiency.

Every ton of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere, every coal burning power plant built and every energy wasting lightbulb installed makes it harder for us to stop climate change. Each one is one more thing we'll need to undo. Better to do it right the first time.

Let's start an energy revolution!

I hope you'll join me today: Click here to sign up.

Friday, August 3, 2007

A book and a Web site to be greener in SF

Check out this book: Greenopia: The Urban Dweller's Guide to Green Living. It's 13 dollars and lists 800 retailers (from dry cleaners to furniture stores). The two cities it covers are San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Or you can search for an eco-friendly bakery or dry cleaner (and much more) on the their Web site.

Please note there is also a version of our LA friends.