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About Carolyn Fortuna

Carolyn Fortuna Carolyn Fortuna, Ph.D. is a writer, researcher, and educator with a lifelong dedication to ecojustice. She's won awards from the Anti-Defamation League, The International Literacy Association, and The Leavy Foundation. She’s molds scholarship into digital media literacy and learning to spread the word about sustainability issues. Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook and Google+



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LeBron James Pitches For Driverless Cars, Intel Takes Risks With Media Campaign

October 16th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

LeBron James has added a new corporation to his already robust endorsement portfolio of Nike, Coca-Cola, Beats by Dre, Verizon, and Kia Motors. Welcome to the Lebron James empire, Intel. The company known for its processors has branched out into the Internet of Things (IoT), Associative Memory AI, climate research with Arctic conservationists, commercial drones, and self-driving car technology. And the latter is where LeBron James comes in. His important assignment is to build trust in autonomous vehicles


Landscape Architects Argue That Sustainable Design Results In Net-Zero Homes

September 28th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Landscape architects and clean tech? Sounds like the old nature-versus-society conundrum, doesn't it? Well, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) says that homeowners can implement cutting-edge methods so that residential landscapes support the environment — no matter the location or property size. And the ASLA is backing up its argument with a series of free online sustainable design guides to help spread understanding about sustainable and resilient residential practices


Pittsburgh’s Cleantech Leadership Flowering

August 24th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Pittsburgh has committed to 50% reduction in CO2 emissions and energy and water usage by the year 2030, leading North American cities in this regard. It has made significant headway toward these goals, largely by applying lots of cleantech, according to the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s newly released 2016 Progress Report


700,000 Tesla Model 3s Annually Just About Right, Says Musk

August 11th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

During a conference call on Monday with financial analysts to discuss a new bond offering, CEO Elon Musk let slip that his original estimate of annual Tesla Model 3 totals was about 200,000 short --- now he's saying that the all-electric car company will likely produce 700,000 units of the Model 3 annually one day


Berlin’s Exciting Formula E Double Header

June 16th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

The Formula E double header weekend in Berlin seemed to be a pendulum swinging back and forth for Felix Rosenqvist and Sébastien Buemi. Rosenqvist took the win on Saturday and seemed as if he'd duplicated his success on Sunday, only to be slapped with a 10-second time penalty from stewards for an unsafe release from the pits



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