Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

A Day Made of Glass

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

To survive, corporations have to be future oriented.  This is especially true of technology companies but companies that supply the resources for developing technologies have to be on top of new developments too. 

Corning is a 160+ year old glass company and it might surprise you to find out that they have a YouTube Channel.  And what do they display on their YouTube Channel?  Their vision of the future of course which just happens to highlight how vitally important their forte with glass is going to be in the future. 

Enjoy the video below and consider how much of these futuristic ideas might come true.

A Day Made of Glass . . . Made Possible by Corning

Gapminder.org

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

GapMinderHans Rosling is currently a proferssor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and he has been a speaker at TED multiple times.  He is probably best know worldwide for Gapminder.org, a website where you can view and explore statistical data from all around the world in an easy to use graphic format.  “Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view” is the Mission of Gapminder.

Why do you want to take a moment to explore Gapminder.org?  Because regardless of what previous experience you might have had with statistics, this website is bound to change your opinions of the science of statistics as well as some of your own misconceptions about the world we live in.  Take a look at this 4 minute video about the last 200 years of history to give you a taste of what statistics can tell us about our world.

Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes -The Joy of Stats – BBC 4


Recycle at Earth911.com

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010


It started as a telephone hotline (1-800-CLEANUP) and today it’s a online database of over 100,000 recycling centers in the United States.  Earth911.com is the one website that can help you recycle just about anything.  Since 1991 this resource has helped people recycle everything from packing peanuts to whole computers.

They’re message is simple:  REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE & REACT and it’s well worth it to check out their site this Earth Day!  So checkout Earth911.com today.  And the next time you have something to recycle don’t forget to go online and try out their service.