Category Archives: industry

Chipotle + Willie Nelson Covering Coldplay against Factory Farming

Here is a moving commercial pointing out some of the issues with industrial farming.

Jim Gordon, Developer of Cape Wind

SUMA Speaker Series presents Jim Gordon, Developer of Cape Wind
When: Friday March 25th, 3:30 PM
Where: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, NW Building Auditorium (120th & Broadway)

Jim Gordon, developer of Cape Wind, will discuss successes and setbacks in developing America’s first offshore wind park. RSVP here.

About Jim Gordon:
In 1975, at the age of twenty-two, Jim Gordon started Energy Management, Inc. (EMI). Over the ensuing years Jim built EMI into one of the most successful independent power companies in New England. From its initial focus of engineering and constructing turnkey heat recovery and pollution control systems, Jim transitioned EMI into developing, operating and maintaining natural gas-fired combined cycle electric generating facilities. EMI is now developing renewable energy projects including Cape Wind, America’s first offshore wind park. Jim leads a team of dedicated and highly motivated professionals that are able to complete the myriad and complex tasks of creating state of the art power projects.

Jim’s understanding of New England’s electric market, sense of timing and grasp of political and regulatory directions allowed EMI to build some of the region’s first cogeneration and independent power projects as well as the first generation of merchant electric plants in the United States. Jim’s philosophy of pushing technology and productivity to the limits produced low cost, environmentally superior facilities with ultra high availabilities.

Jim was a founder of the Competitive Power Coalition of New England comprised of leading power plant developers and owners. Jim was elected chairman for four consecutive years and helped initiate and lead the drive for Electric Deregulation and a competitive power market in New England. Under Jim’s leadership, the State of Rhode Island became the first state in the nation to approve and implement Electric Deregulation.

Prior to forming EMI, Jim worked for Warner Communications Corporation developing cable television systems in the urban area surrounding Boston. Jim is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communications. Jim is a member of the Board of the West End House Boys and Girls Club in Allston, Massachusetts and founder of the Michael Gordon Foundation which helps greater Boston youth achieve their full potential.

All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair

Date: 4 March 2011
The date has been set for the eighth annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair! On Friday, March 4, 2011, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale will team up again to host the fair at Columbia University in the City of New York in the Low Library Rotunda. Registration for the 2011 All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair is open  now.
For the past eight years, this event has connected recruiters with thousands of extraordinarily talented graduate and undergraduate students from Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale. We expect greater success this year. Representatives from public agencies, consulting firms, nonprofit organizations and business and industry attend the fair to discuss careers, internships, graduate and full time opportunities in a variety of fields including sustainable management, environmental policy, environmental science, engineering, city and regional planning, public health and plant and agricultural sciences to name a few. This is unique opportunity for students to meet with recruiters on a one on one basis.

Curious what is in season in your hometown?

Check out this map to help you eat local and seasonal foods!


Plastic Bag

This is a really clever video. The plastic bag is the narrator. He is wise. I didn’t think a ‘disposable’ inanimate object could be so moving. Watch: Plastic Bag


TerraCycle is making useful things out of those things we might be tempted to toss. Now you can add a new recycling container to your growing collection: food wrappers! TerraCycle will make donations to non-profits and charities of your choice … Continue reading

The Economic Crisis and the Recycling Industry

This New York Times article from a while back discusses some of the ways in which the recycling industry is suffering as a result of the financial crisis.

Not the cheeriest article, but it points to the fact that it is becoming increasingly important to think about & discuss green issues from an economic perspective in addition their social & political context.