Archive for July 2009

At EnvironmentMemo, we have great interest in things of a sociological nature, because solving many of our environmental problems will be possible only through  societal changes.   (More and better public transportation is but one example.) The web site, the Global Warming Petition Project, is an interesting case in point.  Here, over 31,000 “scientists” have […]

Bottled water is in the news again.  The Miami Herald and other news outlets are running an AP report about pending recommendations by the Government Accountability Office and the Environmental Working Group that bottled water be labeled with the same level of information municipal water providers must disclose.

This is pretty cool.  A friend near where we are vacationing is the daughter of the inventor of the UroClub (TM).  What we have here is a hollowed-out golf-club, with an apron, that has room for about two urinations (depending on what one is drinking on the golf course…your mileage may vary).  Guaranteed to keep […]

Tom Friedman has a new OpEd piece in today’s NY Times, “Can I Clean Your Clock?” which discusses how China is moving forward on energy technology (E.T., per the article). The idea is that China and other nations could take the lead in energy efficient technologies if the US is not careful, and we need […]

There are different definitions of the term “greenwashing” floating around.  It is interesting, and instructive, to examine these definitions. The original, and I think the more appropriate, definition of greenwashing is along the lines of the one in Wiktionary.com: A false or misleading picture of environmental friendliness used to conceal or obscure damaging activities.