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About Susanna Schick

Susanna Schick Susanna is passionate about anything fast and electric. As long as it's only got two wheels. She covers electric motorcycle racing events, test rides electric motorcycles, and interviews industry leaders. Occasionally she deigns to cover automobile events in Los Angeles for us as well. However, she dreams of a day when Los Angeles' streets resemble the two-wheeled paradise she discovered living in Barcelona and will not rest until she's converted the masses to two-wheeled bliss.



Author Archives: Susanna Schick

Sustainable Brands 2014 | Adapting to the Sharing Economy

June 6th, 2014 | by Susanna Schick

The sharing economy rose up on the strong foundation of social media as a way for people to survive the recent recession. It has persisted and grown stronger as job growth continues to stagnate and people enjoy making extra money. The sharing economy also reduces consumption by enabling people to rent instead of owning. This has proven very popular, especially with the Millennial generation, who are known for being less interested in car ownership. How can brands compete


Sustainable Brands 2014 | Wash Less, Wear More

June 5th, 2014 | by Susanna Schick

While most of America experienced epic snowfall last winter, the West is experiencing an epic drought, complete with inadequate supply in the local water storage facilities also known as snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Water is the world’s most vital resource, and increasingly scarce as the planet’s water supply remains static while human population grows exponentially. Levi’s Head of Global Product Innovation, Paul Dillinger, spoke at Sustainable Brands 2014 on what Levi Strauss is doing to design for sustainability


Sustainable Brands 2014 | Day One

June 4th, 2014 | by Susanna Schick

We're covering the San Diego leg of the 2014 Sustainable Brands conference, what is growing into the largest and most important sustainability conference in the world. They now have events in Istanbul, Rio, Buenos Aires, Boston, Kuala Lumpur, and London. This conference draws some of the largest brands in the world to discuss the latest innovations in sustainability as it pertains to their companies.


Can The EPA Make Fracking Safe?

May 29th, 2014 | by Susanna Schick

Don’t you hate it when people smugly tell you your EV is powered by coal? And you have to (yet again) remind them most* of the US grid is now powered by natural gas? So the EPA is finally stepping up, after toxic tap water, earthquakes, and shale deposits turning out to be much less productive than predicted. Here’s an overview of some of the big questions in the current fracking debate, with input from NRDC’s specialist on fracking, Matthew McFeeley


ACT Expo / NGV Conference Summarized | Driving With Gas

May 13th, 2014 | by Susanna Schick

At this conference I learned more about natural gas than I ever thought I’d want to know. The morning of day 2 began with a presentation by ExxonMobil on the rosy future of the fossil fuel industry. It was like watching a stork with his head in the sand trying to tell you that the sand is where it’s at. Only that stork is representing a multi-billion dollar publicly-held company. Which happens to have given a presentation that makes it seem as if they think that fossil fuels are still all that matters. And will be for the foreseeable future. He presented slides from this forecast


Sustainable Brands Returns To San Diego Next Month

May 9th, 2014 | by Susanna Schick

We will be covering Sustainable Brands again this year, looking forward to bringing you the latest news from some of the most successful companies in the world. Last year we learned more about who’s using recycled materials and how. We also learned about the future of affordable EV’s, what young people think of this whole sustainability thing, and more emerging trends in the field


Isidore — The Cure For Black Friday Overconsumption

November 27th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

While millions of Americans are doing everything they can to get the latest electronics, billions of discarded devices lie waiting to become truly obsolete in dusty basements everywhere. Some are lucky enough to get donated to charities that resell them to people who can't afford the latest and greatest. But most, about 75% of the e-waste America generates, winds up in a landfill somewhere. The toxic metals then mix with the liquids and can easily find their way back into the water supply. Meanwhile, circuit boards in public toilets are stripped for their precious metals, while the majority of offshore electronics recycling is done with little regard for health and safety



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