Create a 21st Century Book & Movie to Mobilize the World. A non-fiction graphic novel about the fossil fuel industry — a film noir-style chronicle of infamy. A complement to current campaigns promoting divestment.
A customizable flyer directed at people who are active in other causes, explaining why climate change isn’t “just one more issue,” and including links to key organizations and starting points.
A for-profit idea; entrepreneur needed! Build a portal for the sharing economy, highlighting renewable and sustainable products and services. Partner with existing companies such as Getaround, RelayRides and Airbnb to offer electric cars, home stays in LEED/solar and other homes, vacation opportunities.
An Entertaining Community Project for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond: residents contribute photos that artistically juxtapose scenes of renewable energy sources and the petroleum world
Create a service to notify hikers, photographers and others about a crystal-clear day: “Time to Enjoy the Crisp Air and Spectacular Views.” Combine fun early morning outings, public air quality measurement sites, and crowdsourced “citizen science” data collection. Begin with a Bay Area pilot.
In summer 2013 I visited the Millau Viaduct, which in 2004 replaced a traffic bottleneck on one of central France’s main highways with an amazing piece of design and engineering that’s become a tourist attraction. It was designed by Norman Foster, architect of so many beautiful green buildings. From a distance, it looks like an insect-like giant spaceship that landed… Read more →