Avatar: 3-D images, 2-D message

January 20th, 2010

by Lauren Ornelas      As someone who has seen Avatar in both the 3D and non-3D, I can say without a doubt that the 3D version was much better.  However, when you hear about something called the “Avatar Effect” when discussing how some companies are looking to create 3D televisions you realize that maybe some missed the …

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Polluter Pays

June 25th, 2009

Some people say we can’t move toward a green economy during an economic crisis, but after more than 40 years of leveling fines on end-of-the-pipe pollution, the evidence is all around us. The current environmental protection system doesn’t work and polluters have contributed to this economic crisis.

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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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Clichés to Save the Day!

April 22nd, 2009

…a picture is worth a thousand words. That being said, SVTC has launched our first ever video contest to start today, Earth Day, to draw attention to the devastating impacts that e-waste has on the environment and communities. We are eager to have creative individuals who care about this issue help create awareness.

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Good Jobs Green Jobs – Healthy Jobs?

January 29th, 2009

The opportunity to make a meaningful and immediate difference on the environmental impact of solar manufacturing, recycling, and labor conditions is really exciting. The solar crowd is full of people with good intentions for the environment and a genuine interest in the issues.

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Will Manufacturers Listen?

December 19th, 2008

Although I wasn’t surveyed for the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) new report, “Going Green: An Examination of the Green Trend and What it Means to Consumers and the CE Industry,” it speaks for me. www.twice.com According to the survey, “89 percent of households want their next television to be more energy efficient, and 53 percent …

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Nano in My Neighborhood

December 17th, 2008

Today we released the findings of the Bay Area Nano Survey. Of the 129 companies that we surveyed, we received seven responses that were complete. Although we didn’t find out all the information that we requested in the survey, we did find out one thing – many companies are not willing to be transparent about …

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International Human Rights Day

December 2nd, 2008

This December 10th is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Human Rights Day.

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