A Thanksgiving Message

A Thanksgiving MessageA message to you from Craig Shields and the entire 2GreenEnergy team:

The fundamental reason to care about the quality of life we provide for our fellows here and now, as well as those who will be born in the future, is the distinct but mysterious connection that all members of humankind share with one another.   Read more ›

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From a Guest Blogger: Maintaining Your UPS Unit

Maintaining Your UPS Unit

There are a number of different things a small business owner has to deal with in order to be successful. If you own a production based business then you will have to think about how you are going to maximize your efficiency. With all of the various ways out there to do this, finding the right one will take some time and energy on your part. One of the best ways to increase the time you are able to produce your goods is by adding a UPS. The following are a few things to consider when trying to maintain this unit. Read more ›

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From a Guest Blogger: The Advantages of Solar Energy

The Advantages of Solar EnergyOne of the most important systems in your home is the electrical and finding ways to improve upon it is a constant struggle. With all of the many improvements you can make, finding the right ones will take some research on your part. With all of the talk about going green these days, many homeowners are starting to get solar systems for their homes. For the most part, the biggest reservation most people have regarding solar systems is how well they work. Here are a few of the advantages of solar power for your home. Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger John Baird: Building a Sustainable Small Business

Building a Sustainable Small BusinessTaking care to reduce your carbon footprint as a business is only part of the equation when it comes to sustainability. You need to build strong connections with your employees and develop an awareness of the impact your business has on society, at the same time as creating lasting financial value – no small task.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a much-used phrase coined by large conglomerates to describe their mission, and offers consumers an insight into what they stand for as a business. Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Brooke Chaplan: Simple Tricks to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Simple Tricks to Make Your Home More Energy EfficientBecoming more energy-efficient is not reserved for environmental activists only. Energy efficiency can boost your cash reserves at home too. Whether you turn off the lights as you leave for work, or install solar panels, toning down your energy usage helps you save a significant amount of money. There are scores of ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home, with many being one-time investments, or simple day-to-day activities. Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Lana Hawkins: Implementing Sustainability in Your Working Space

Implementing Sustainability in Your Working SpaceThe issue of sustainability has been quite an important topic in the last few years and it is no wonder that many people have started implementing it in every aspect of their lifestyles. All over the world we can see people incorporating a more healthy and sustainable practice their homes. But it is high time to kick it up a notch and start introducing sustainability even in our work place. Read on to find out how exactly to accomplish this in your office area. Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Kimpy Oliver: Seven Ways Biking Makes You an Eco-Hero

Seven Ways Biking Makes You an Eco-HeroWith the current status of the earth’s environment, it is not surprising that more and more people are becoming aware of how their small actions can affect the world. Monthly accidents related to drought, flash floods, forest fires, and super typhoons are becoming serious and it is right that people should become more environmental conscious.

Biking is a simple but effective way to improve the condition of the Earth. By ditching your cars and using bikes to work or grocery store, you can make a difference. Read more ›

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The Environment Movement and Its Detractors

The Environment Movement and Its DetractorsI just came across a strange article in the Boston Globe called “Inconvenient Truths for the Environmental Movement,” written by Joshua S. Goldstein and Steven Pinker. In the section below, I present a few excerpts and provide my responses in italics.  They begin:

Congressional Republicans make an easy target for their denial of climate change: “I’m not a scientist” is the new “Drill, baby, drill.” Read more ›

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2GreenEnergy on Instagram

2GreenEnergy on InstagramBrian Bernhard of Blight Productions is helping me expand our presence on social media, where some of the principles of success are not completely obvious.  One that makes perfect sense, however, is that content should contain a bare minimum of sales/marketing messaging.

I get that, but I couldn’t resist using the shot below to promote our YouTube channel.  I hope no one gets too cross at me; I’m not exactly a hipster, even on a good day, and I really don’t want to ruffle any feathers out there…..  Read more ›

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Wonderful To See that John Paul Stevens Is Still Active in American Jurisprudence

Wonderful To See that John Paul Stevens Is Still Active in American JurisprudenceHere’s a paper I wrote in 2010 when U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retired, praising him for his wisdom and for the courage he demonstrated on important issues throughout his tenure. And here, to my delight, is a set of six proposed amendments to the Constitution that Stevens wrote recently.

He may be gone from the bench, but he certainly has not disappeared from the American people; John Paul Stevens continues to serve the interests of decent people everywhere.

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