Category: Climate

AWEA Showcases Wind Energy in the Windy City

AWEA Showcases Wind Energy in the Windy City
 WINDPOWER, the Western Hemisphere’s largest wind and renewable energy conference, kicked off in Chicago (May 7 -9) with American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) leadership including Steve Lockard, AWEA’s newly elected Board Chair and President and CEO of TPI Composites, providing their vision and direction for American wind power to the more than 7,500 attendees. The... Read more »

David and Goliath in Bronzeville or BUD v Com Ed

David  and Goliath  in Bronzeville or BUD v Com Ed
Full disclosure- The author of this blog is a founding member of the not for profit discussed herein. There is a teeny-tiny grassroots not for profit in Chicago specifically dedicated to economic and sustainable education and development in the Bronzeville community. This is the “David” of the story. On the opposing team is “Goliath” or... Read more »

Thonis-Heracleion New York

Thonis-Heracleion New York
If you haven’t heard about Thonis-Heracleion, it is an ancient Egyptian city lost for over 1,200 years and thought to be a myth. It’s been discovered beneath the waves of Abu Qir Bay on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. Researchers are attempting to answer questions like how did the city sink? There is some evidence... Read more »
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Deniers, Liars, Climate, Trump and Republicans

Deniers, Liars, Climate, Trump and Republicans
Let me start out by saying I do not believe in climate deniers. I believe they are liars. Trump and the rest of his cadre of playing crazy cohorts know full well that planet earth or at least those on it are in serious trouble. So why the charade? MONEY! This is disaster capitalism at... Read more »

Climate and the Continent or Why I No Longer Want to Move to Africa

Climate and the Continent or Why I No Longer Want to Move to Africa
As a child I heard my mother speak often of Marcus Garvey and “back to the Motherland”. She wasn’t particularly into the idea. She was just teaching me history, her living history. She didn’t just read about Marcus Garvey and his quest to use the money he amassed and the ships he could muster to... Read more »

More Brains Needed to Promote Healthy Earth/Focus on STEAM Education

More Brains  Needed to Promote Healthy Earth/Focus on STEAM Education
A few years ago I was inspired to write a blog. I was full steam ahead about sustainability. I had completed a course with V.P. Al Gore and couldn’t wait to share how “green” needed to be in my community of Bronzeville. I knew climate change was real. This past week Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee... Read more »
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Sustainable Cars or Green Speeding

Sustainable Cars or Green Speeding
Guest blog by John Toliver, the son I sent to the Chicago Auto Show. If you’re interested in seeing some pics of the cars John reviewed check the post http://www.chicagonow.com/bronzeville-urban-green/2017/02/green-at-the-chicago-auto-show/#image/1 This entry is really about sustainable cars. Since this is a green blog I will mostly focus on cars that have either reduced emissions or no... Read more »

Where the Sun Don't Shine part 1 Illinois Solar

This past week I attended the Solar Power /PV Conference in Chicago. Anything but boring and for multiple reasons. Let’s start with the fact that the show started on November 9th. Anyone remember what happened on November 8th? Every panel was prepared to put solar in the ring with Trump. Oddly solar stood up pretty... Read more »

From Saint Peter’s Chair-Climate Reality

From Saint Peter’s Chair-Climate Reality
I’ve been increasingly puzzled by the failure of ALL of us, Democrats, Republicans, Independents to recognize that the debate about climate change is not about scientific debate or belief systems. It’s about dollars and the influence of the fossil fuel industry on Capitol Hill. Who cares about climate reality or our responsibility for the demise... Read more »
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Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick
If you haven’t heard of worker cooperatives, you’re in the company of a lot of people. If you talk about this corporate structure at some cocktail parties, you might be labeled a socialist. Fear not what others might call you. At least you will not have to feel sorry for yourself for being called a... Read more »