Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Contest for Planetary Solutions

Sustainable Silicon Valley has a contest for Solutions for Planetary Sustainability.  Yours truly has taken the subjects of two Rabbet Run posts (on greening the local and national Chambers of Commerce, and using electric vehicle battery power to supplement diesel generator power in blackouts) and made them into contest entries here and here.  Over 200 other solutions are also on tap.

Per modern convention, anyone who wants can register for free and then vote on solutions and give comments.  A critical soul has even tried to inspire better efforts by giving almost everyone zero out of five stars.  Feel free to support any entry you like, but the opportunity to vote ends on Friday.

8 comments:

Steve Bloom said...
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Anonymous said...

Isn't the national chamber of commerce already overflowing with green$ ?

Isn't that actually the basic problem?

How will more help?

~@:>

Cris Brown said...
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John said...

An economic system that requires ever-increasing consumption is completely ANTI-"sustainability."

John Puma

Hank Roberts said...

Well, there's hope. Apparently NASA is studying a single-stage-to-orbit home water heater:
http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-lenr-nuclear-reactor/26309/

This would be a considerable advance over the current home water heaters that rarely travel more than several hundred feet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv178a60Ypg

kT said...

Solar hot water heaters in the tropics can launch them pretty well too. It's not just electric and natural gas that can do it. NASA just wants nuclear so they can have hot showers out in the asteroids belt. Asteroids are in right now. I'm sure Smith and Rohrabacher will straighten it all out in hearings.

Russell Seitz said...

In space, no one can hear you singing in the shower ultrasonic aerosol epidermal debridement module.

kristina Maria said...
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