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A successful story of solar stimulus

A recent front-page story in the Cape Cod Times uncovered a situation where the American recovery and Reinvestment Act (the ARRA – remember that?) has been successful.  And since it involves sustainability and since the words “project manager”...

Posted August 27, 2012    

People, Planet, Profit – and Pulpit?

A new book by Katherine K. Wilkinson explores the changing relationship of evangelists and the realities of climate change.The relationship is not trivial.  Evangelical Christians make up about a quarter of the U.S. Population.  Recent...

Posted July 15, 2012    

The Water Sector

  We’d like to start you off here with some statistics about China.  And H2O. China accounts for 30% of the world’s population but has only 7% of the world’s freshwater supply. Since 2008, China has added more than 50 million people....

Posted March 10, 2012    

Dwarfing Cape Wind with a Patriot-sized wind farm

Take a look at the two areas above. The top one represents Cape Wind, about which we’ve posted several times. Now, a new area has been set aside for a wind farm which, according to a story in today’s Boston Globe, “could produce as much as 4,000...

Posted February 6, 2012    

Say, Look What THEY’RE Doing!!!

One of our favorite cartoonists is Gary Larson, who for many years drew “The Far Side“. And one of our favorite Far Side cartoons was one in which he depicts a flock of ducks walking on the ground in a”V” formation.  One of the ducks in the...

Posted August 16, 2011    

Big Ship, Big Blades

One look at the huge ship (612 feet long) and you knew it was something special.  It was backed up to the middle bridge of the Piscataqua River and loomed over the roadway.  How to handle the ship and its cargo is a project.  The Port...

Posted August 11, 2011    

Salt Of The Earth… : The Role of Salt in CSP

Several of our last posts have focused on the economic and social responsibility legs of the triple bottom line.  With this post we return to the environmental leg, with a “green by definition” project which was just turned over for operation...

Posted May 28, 2011    

A carbon bathtub?

Here’s an interesting and educational simulation to learn how the reduction of carbon really affects climate change. The sim was created by a multi-organization collaboration (see below the line to understand the depth of that collaboration) and is...

Posted October 4, 2010    

MIT’s green car of the future?

Many of you are familiar (there are advertisements, after all) with the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. These electric cars are becoming available within months. We’d like to draw your attention to a project being undertaken by MIT (the Massachusetts...

Posted September 26, 2010    

An ocean home for energy projects

When you think of the inception of key new technologies, sometimes geography comes to mind. For example – if I was to ask you what area comes to mind when I say “computer chips” you would probably think “Silicon Valley” in California.  A...

Posted September 19, 2010    

The green wave persists

  One of the themes of our book is the coaching for Project Managers to get themselves “smart” – or should we say “smartER” (that’s the regular SMART plus Environmentally Responsible).  But we recommend this not only for altruistic reasons...

Posted September 10, 2010    

A Balanced View: Climate Scientists in the Press

As project managers, we often find ourselves at the fulcrum of decisions in which we must take diverse viewpoints into account and make key project decisions, sometimes in the ‘heat of battle’. For example, does this sound familiar? Quality...

Posted July 26, 2010