A crash course in changing the world.
I wrote this for my Environmental Policy class, and I thought I would share it, since ethanol is the huge alternative in cars these days:
Ethanol is the alternative fuel of this century, Brazil being one of the biggest (or THE biggest, depending on the source) producers and distributors of this energy source for decades.…Continue
Posted on March 22, 2010 at 5:56pm — 7 Comments
Twilight has almost enveloped us, but we're not done having fun yet. The music is loud, the games are ongoing, and it looks to mine eyes that this party will never end. As I swing to my left to catch the frisbee flying my way, I momentarily lay eyes on the scene of my ex-boyfriend and his new fiance sharing space and kisses atop the surrounding lawn. I miss the catch and nearly land on my face.
Laughing, I stand to throw the disc again, looking down briefly at its flashing…Continue
Posted on March 19, 2010 at 8:44pm — 6 Comments
Apparently, engineers at Princeton are developing a new flexible sensor that stores the mechanical energy from normal human activities such as walking and dancing. It's a tiny thing that can be placed on the bottom of one's shoe in such a way as to be bent and rounded with every step, so that just walking or running can produce the…Continue
Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments
Vandana Shiva is another hero I'm tailing, and I've subscribed to the newsletter on her site Navdanya. I saw her speaking at the Headwaters program at my college, and was too afraid to speak to her because she seemed so utterly brilliant to me. A physicist and activist, she exudes a scholarly attitude that truly inspires me to learn all that I can and study to understand. It is my fondest wish that I should come at least CLOSE to her…Continue
Posted on March 18, 2010 at 11:37pm — 4 Comments