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Obama Takes on the World

For anyone curious as to why I’m supporting Barack Obama for president, if it isn’t already obvious, here is one reason. The planet. Actually that’s probably beyond a googol of reasons considering all of the life forms affected. There are many other reasons I support Senator Obama that I will continue to write about in […]

Security Hole Left Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable for Months

THIS is the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night… That, and of course the general ineptitude of our government in terms of adequately dealing with the environmental crisis. Sigh. —- http://www.sairy.com/ ….. by Sarah Granger

The Internet is Helping Us in Natural Disasters, But Not Enough

I just published a new post on the Silicon Valley Moms Blog about what’s now being called the “Summit Fire” in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Watsonville. As a kid who grew-up in tornado country, I was completely clueless about wildfires until yesterday. Now I’ve been studying everything available online to track the blaze because […]

As Obama Evades Issues, McCain Uses Web to Make Them His

John McCain’s web site currently has some really great images and big text emphasizing his concern for the environment. He’s got a little whiz-bang presentation that really says nothing but looks fancy and makes people feel safer about his take on “climate change” and cap and trade. It shows how jobs will improve in the […]

New Environmental Activism Social Network eRedux

This is in just-launched mode, but it’s worth a look – eRedux – “neighborhood-level social networking about the environment.” It doesn’t necessarily offer any features we haven’t seen before in other places, but it’s all targeted to local and environmental concepts. For example, the front page currently shows a cool carbon footprint map by state, […]

Hillary in Hillsborough

How could she not open her speech by talking about the weather on a day like yesterday? I could see across the Bay from this amazing property in Hillsborough – Redwood trees, gazebo and terraced gardens overlooked a tented lawn and the most perfect pool setting I’ve seen outside of Italy. Hillary Clinton, hopeful first […]

Philanthropy & SFBayStyle

I have a lot to post on this blog, but it may be a few days… I’m working on getting a couple of collaborative sites rolling. I’ve mentioned SFBayStyle.com before – it’s really growing now. We’re adding writers and events. We have a whole lot of nonprofit philanthropic events we’ll be covering in the next […]

Bloggers First Today at UN for Leadership Meeting on Climate Change

The U.N. Foundation and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are now allowing “leading bloggers” into U.N. proceedings. Eleven bloggers were to be live blogging “The Future In Our Hands: Addressing the Leadership Challenge of Climate Change” today in NYC. The event included major figures Al Gore and Arnold Schwarzenegger. According to the […]

$100 Will Soon Buy A Laptop & $200 Will Send a Second To a Child in Rwanda…

Or Haiti, Cambodia or Afghanistan. Pretty cool, huh? According to BBC News, the laptops will be green or white and will work in the sun and with a variety of power options. The program is called G1G1 or “give one, get one”. It’s developed by OLPC (One Laptop Per Child). They supposedly run on 10% […]

Water Tables, Wasps, Web & Warfare

I can’t keep track of everything going on, but amidst trying to order a water play table for my daughter, keep wasps (actually yellow jackets, I guess) away from her swingset, and follow news about how the Chinese are planning to attack us online (wtf?) along with all of the SVMoms’ political activity after a […]