Sunflowers and Solar Panels

December 14th, 2009

Since we sent out over 200 surveys to solar companies in October, I had to visit several hundred solar websites to get companies’ addresses. Some sites were bare-bones and for others, cost was probably not an issue. On thing I noticed while dredging through hundreds of sites was sunflowers. Beautiful sunflowers fully blossomed in the …

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Green Jobs Platform

May 12th, 2009

We hope that by getting solar companies to adopt and incorporate the Green Jobs Platform for Solar into their business model early, the solar industry can become a beacon of sustainability by protecting its workers and the planet, rather than a throw-back to the dark manufacturing practices that have dominated the high-tech sector. We’ve already seen unfortunate spills in China.

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May Day, is Anybody Listening?

May 1st, 2009

May 1st is International Worker’s Day….(and many times) workers aren’t considered ‘people.’ There is a maximum amount that people, meaning consumers, are allowed to be exposed to when it comes to toxics, but somehow that is different for workers – yup, as if their bodies somehow respond differently because they are working there….Workers are the first to be exposed.

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