As soon as I go home, I lock the door. Eventually, I close the blinds and curtains. I also lock the doors of my vehicles and fences. I keep my wallet to myself and no one really knows how much is in my credit union account. But when it comes to social media, Baby, I’ll
Drones are no longer known as mere weapons of war. At least, that’s how Google, Facebook, and other online giants like Amazon appear to be thinking. Google has just acquired Titan Aerospace, a promising solar-powered drone maker, as part of its plans to globalize wireless internet. Titan’s website provides news that the company is working
The Internet: Folk wisdom from Facebook, source unknown.
Facebook, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Opower, and (to start) 16 US utility companies, have teamed up to make saving energy (and tons of money with that) easier and more fun than ever. Check out the post below from sister site CleanTechnica and the social gaming app to learn more! And start saving
Unfriend Coal Campaign Breathes a Sigh of Happiness Very near the Arctic Circle, in Luleå, Sweden, Facebook is working on its first datacenter outside the United States. Free cooling from this frigid environment and being near renewable hydropower in the area, this more progressive location is is showing the datacenter will be greener than normal
The Internet uses more electricity than the entire auto industry’s production of cars and trucks combined. IT companies and users need to discover renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power to provide electricity for the Internet.
Greenpeace wrote an update on the Facebook Unfriend Coal campaign, its progress to date, and how Facebook has responded yesterday. Here are some highlights
From Kelly Mitchell – Greenpeace Coal Campaigner You have 24 hours to set a world record on Facebook and help get the social network to start powering their website from clean and unlimited energy sources like the sun and the wind, instead of the dirty coal-fired power they’re using right now. Are you in? Back
Joe created an excellent cartoon to go with Greenpeace’s latest Unfriend Coal video last week, as well as a nice little write-up of the campaign and where it’s at. But we didn’t actually share the video. Here it is.
Back in February 2010, Greenpeace called on Facebook to unfriend coal and embrace renewables to power their massive data centers, giving them a deadline of April 22 (Earth Day) of this year. Since then, over 600,000 Greenpeace supporters have called on Facebook to take action and according to Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, Facebook is listening (atleast the founder’s sister, Randi Zuckerberg is).
I’ve been keeping up with a number of the stories hinted at in the headline above but have yet to comment on them. Truthfully, it’s hard to keep up. There seems to be another huge story on these topics every time I turn around, and they get more and more creepy/concerning. Where to start this
Some of the top green living, activism, and clean energy stories from the past day or so: Activism Greenpeace Gives Facebook “Unfriend Coal” Deadline Greenpeace has been pushing Facebook to “unfriend coal” and go the route of clean energy for awhile. Facebook, for the most part, hasn’t listened. Greenpeace is now telling Facebook it should
Here’s some of the biggest global warming and environmental politics news and commentary from the last week or so, along with some fun cartoons. Rocket Fuel in Our Water? The inspiration for the cartoon above, among other things: information that there is rocket fuel (or a component of it) in water supplies across the U.S.
Here’s an update from Greenpeace International regarding the Greenpeace-Facebook interview we wrote about yesterday, as well as a cool new announcement (received via email): Dear friends, We’ve just watched a video stream from Davos, where Facebook’s Marketing Director, Randi Zuckerberg, and our International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, were having a lively discussion on social media,
Yes, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo is going to be interviewed by Facebook’s marketing spokesperson (CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister) today, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This will give Naidoo the chance to publicly challenge Facebook to really go green and cut the coal, as 600,000 people have now asked it to
In what is perhaps the most absurd illustration of the inflexibility of bureaucracy, or, perhaps a most curious example of anthropomorphism… Exhibit A: a domestic, short-haired feline, named Sal Esposito, received a summons to report for jury duty earlier this month. Long-time Boston, Massachusetts residents Anna and Guy Esposito believe that this mix-up stems from
We’ve covered a big Greenpeace campaign pushing Facebook to “Unfriend Coal” previously here on Planetsave (see: Facebook Unfriend Coal Campaign Video (Brilliant & Super Cute) and Greenpeace, Facebook Convo on Coal, Renewable Energy, and Power). It seems Facebook is getting the message that it needs to green its activities a bit more (or at least
I wrote on Facebook’s “unfriend coal” campaign a couple weeks ago, focusing on the conversation between leaders in the activism giant’s organization and leaders in the internet giant’s organization. Since that time, Facebook has put out a brilliant and super-cute campaign video (below) and I’ve run across some more interesting (shocking, I might say) information.
The Green Business Blog Carnival comes to Planetsave! Following up on Green Business Blog Carnival post #13, an excellent summary of green business news on Sustainablog (one of the Carnival’s co-founding sites), here’s the next edition of the Carnival for your surfing, reading, or eating pleasure (ok, nothing to eat here, sorry). The big business
Greenpeace has had a campaign going on both on Facebook and off telling Facebook to “Unfriend Coal.” In other words, Greenpeace and 500,000 supporters (so far) are urging Facebook to stop using energy from dirty coal plants. The Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo, recently got into the discussion and wrote a letter to Facebook
If you’re interested in going green, a big tip I recommend is finding a community (or communities) of green-minded people to “live in” or be a part of. Going green can feel like a constant battle or struggle, or it can be great fun and an ever-interesting endeavor. This depends partly on your own inner perspective, but it
[social_buttons] A 150 lb feral pig has emerged as an unlikely hero after evading capture by the authorities in Florida for an incredible five months. The pig, dubbed ‘Wilbur’ or the ‘freedom pig’ by supporters, has survived being shot with tranquiliser darts and a taser stun gun since first appearing in a park in the
[social_buttons] In light of the 40th anniversary of mankind’s first steps on the moon, the Department of Energy (DOE) has launched its own “giant leap” venture. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is taking his small step into the Facebook world (an ever growing, ever consuming world). Chu set up a page that will hopefully make a