Posts Tagged ‘Green’

Telling the Universe What You Want

October 7, 2008

If Angel Batista is correct and we are all truly connected and somehow the energy of thought helps make things happen (must have watched ‘What the #$*! Do We Know’) then I am telling the Universe what I want.

I want us to not drill for more oil.  I want the project that Honda is working on and this lady from California to be viable solutions for consumers – soon (a.k.a. today).  I completely understand that Oil is the foundation of our economy – but if we are going to rebuild the economy – lets take this opportunity to do it right.

I like the fact that we are producing “eco-friendly” packaging (except for children’s toys which have gotten ridiculous).  And I love the fact that Windex is marketing a bottle that can be reused – and the fact that with less diluted detergents we can produce less plastic waste.  I am perfectly ok that I have to spend a nickel to ensure that that the beer bottles I drink out of get properly disposed of.  All of these things are fine.

What I am not fine with however is thinking that drilling for more oil is the answer.  Please watch this rant by Archie Bunker (a.k.a. Carol O’Connor – who was unfortunately a proud democrat during his time on the planet). This was over 30 years ago – for goodness sakes lets do something here.

And while I don’t take sides in this great political debate – I have to say that he was correct – we need to change.  And I am not talking about Obama “change” which is fictitious political change – I am talking about real change. Mr. Goodwin style change.

And then after you have thought about it for a minute.  Get out there and join something.  Say something.  Let the Universe hear what you have to say.

Will Jamie Lee Curtis blog about her experiences with the Honda FCX – I hope so!

June 18, 2008

I hope you had a chance to read this article which I found on CNN Money this week about the new Honda FCX that is going to be released to the “public”.  Stew on that word “public” for a minute because I think that you will be surprised.

Honda expects to lease out a “few dozen” units this year and about 200 units over three years …

Move a bit further down the article and you see that some of the “public” people who are going to be receiving the “leases” (highly doubt Jamie Lee will be paying anything for this).

  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Christopher Guest (Jamie Lee’s husband)
  • Laura Harris (actress from the show 24 on fox)
  • Ron Yerxa (producer for Little Miss Sunshine – and others)

With only a “few dozen” which probably means 25 cars going out to the public I hope people like Jamie Lee and Laura Harris understand their responsibility as fuel cell car owner “community leaders”.  They are the community – I know – but their publicized success with these cars can lead to good things._L4A5119a_lg

Just driving one of these around town to all of the Hollywood happening spots is not going to make these things sell.  True community leaders use tools on the Internet to connect with their peers and discuss their experience and help others understand things like benefit and value. I know these two ladies aren’t being casted in every upcoming movie – but I am sure they won’t be driving it as much as I would.

Now if only Honda would release some of their information on a social network site like YouTube – they may see that the audience they are trying to reach is completely obtainable today.  There is an amazing opportunity to solidify a brand and a product in the younger generation. Those who will tell their grandchildren that they actually drove a combustion engine once.

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