The #PlanetHome Chat Wrap

I stumbled upon a twitter chat featuring Jeffrey Hollender (Twitter id: @JeffHollender) & Alexandra Zissu (Twitter id: @AlexandaZissu) called Planet Home. (Twitter hashtag: #PlanetHome) The chat was apparently in support of Jeffrey & Alexandra’s book of the same name.  I really enjoyed the chat and thought I’d share a few of the highlights.

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Can You Eat Your Way to Carbon Neutrality?

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If you know me, you know I love food, so when I had the chance to write a term paper recommending actions which would counteract the climate changing effects of greenhouse gases it was an easy choice.  Many of you (Are there many of you?) are probably rolling your eyes now.  I know, I know, it’s an energy thing, right?  Fair enough, but an awful lot of energy goes into the production and transportation of food, so maybe the idea isn’t so far-fetched.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2011

In honor of International Women’s Day, I thought I would share a list of a few of my favorite journalists from the CSR / Sustainability arena.  I’ve learned quite a bit from each of them and I’m sure you could too.  Here they are, in no particular order:

Founder of the Acumen Fund, author of “The Blue Sweater,” and champion of the concept of patient capital.  Check out her Ted talk on the topic:

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A Message from Earth (Video)

I’ve nothing to say except that this video from the folks at Farm Aid is about as good of an investment in three and a half minutes as you can make.   Continue reading