Martin’s Beach – Green As Vinod Khosla Says Not As Vinod Khosla Does.

Blocking road to Martin's Beach
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“No one knows what Khosla plans to do with the land [at Martin’s Beach], but everyone has a theory—the term ‘McMansion’ figures prominently, alongside guesses about luxury hotels and exclusive nature preserves.”
From “Bummer Beach”

If you’re friendly to ‘green’ causes and make ‘green’ investments, does that excuse you from any ‘green’ responsibility in your personal life? Check out “Bummer Beach” and read about Martin’s Beach surfers losing public access to public waters and Vinod Khosla’s continued ‘behind-the-scenes’ effort to keep them off. [T]

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Hanging Potted Plant Light Fixtures – Meet The BucketLight Plant Lamp.

The BucketLight - A hanging plant and LED light.

BucketLight Plant Lamp, indoor ceilling-mounted garden and lighting.Do you want a whole mess of plants in your room but don’t have the table-top space? No problem – check out the BucketLight Plant Lamp from Dutch designer Roderick Vos. The space-saving, dual-purpose BucketLights connect to the ceiling and you don’t have to worry about electrocuting yourself when you water your plant lamp because they’re waterproof.

Jubbling? Sure, as long as the BucketLight Plant Lamp isn’t too expensive and thankfully, it’s only $2600… SWEET JESUS!

Sorry BucketLight Plant Lamp: you just gave me $2550.05 worth of reasons not to buy a BucketLight. [N]


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The Man With The Worlds Best Business Card Cares About The Environment.

The Most Awesome Business Card Ever Belongs To Guangbiao Chen

Guangbiao Chen’s business card looks much better than my resume. Here’s what Mr. Chen brings to the table:

  • Most Influential Person of China
  • Most Prominent Philanthropist of China
  • China Moral Leader
  • China Earthquake Rescue Hero
  • Most Well-known and Beloved Chinese Role Model
  • China Top Ten Most Honorable Volunteer
  • Most Charismatic Philanthropist of China
  • China Low Carbon Emission
  • Environmental Protection Top Advocate
  • China’s Foremost Environmental Preservation Demolition Expert

Remember that face… because if you’re trying to close a deal on a project that negatively impacts the environment and you spot Mr. Chen – just walk out the door. You don’t have a chance.

Mr. Chen – I’ve got one more for you:

  • Bearer of the Largest Balls of China

[BoingBoing]

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‘Frack U, Mexico!’ Is Educating The People Of Mexico On Benefits Of Fracking. [Video]

Hola a nuestros vecinos mexicanos y futuro fracking BFF. No puedo esperar para llevar a su gas natural y echar a perder su agua subterránea! [BB]

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Using Imported Water In A Water Feature Is Green Because The Sign Says It’s Green.

Town Square Las Vegas Using Imported Water In Water Feature.The geniuses that brought you the saying: “The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves” now bring you the “Town Square Las Vegas cares about the environment and the community. We use imported water in our water feature.” sign. The beatings/morale message was laughable. The environmentally clueless water feature sign… unfortunate. [Sociological Images via Boing Boing]

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Billionaire Chen Guangbiao Is Already Selling A Cure For China’s Devastating Smog: ‘Pristine Tibet’ Canned Air.

China smog cure:  canned air.I sure hope the Onion is behind this story.

Beijing’s extremely hazardous air quality has been all over the news and billionaire Chen Guangbiao isn’t waiting for a Chinese version of the Clean Air Act – he’s already done something about it. He’s been producing canned air for several months and his hope is that China’s children and future grandchildren won’t have to wear gas masks and carry oxygen tanks around in order to breathe clean air. From The Sydney Morning Herald:

“Chen Guangbiao sells his cans of air for five yuan (75¢) each. It comes in atmospheric flavours including pristine Tibet, post-industrial Taiwan and revolutionary Yan’an, the Communist Party’s early base area.”

Jubbling’s take now is the same as it was when we first heard about canned air for sale: 蛇油 (snake oil). [Smart Planet]

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