Author: Scott Cooney

Gamification in Clean Tech: GBO Hawaii

A new board game from GreenBusinessOwner.com aims to make clean tech, and sustainability in general, fun. GBO Hawaii (ages 13+, 2-4 players, 45 minutes, to 1.5 hours) is a game of strategy, impact investing, and skillful maneuvering of public policy. The idea is that players are impact investors, and invest their … [continued]

Apple Jumps Back on EPEAT Bandwagon

  Eduitor’s Note: So, as Chelsea noted the other day, Apple decided this week that it no longer meshed with the eco-label EPEAT. As a response, San Francisco told Apple it was out (city officials wouldn’t be buying its products). And, now, due to that or the media pressure or … [continued]

Paul Hawken on Being a 'Doomer'

During yesterday’s Sustainable Industries Economic Forum, keynote speaker Paul Hawken suggested that it will take a somewhat monumental effort to get back to 350 ppm in our atmosphere (we’re at 387 right now). His list was daunting.  We’d need one new olympic sized pool of bioalgae fuel production every second … [continued]

Eco-Driving Technology

Last week, in an experiment some cast aside as a PR stunt, several drivers drove a Ford Focus Hybrid car 1,445 miles, approximately double how far Ford estimated it could go, on a single tank of gas using Eco-Driving techniques.  The drivers were well versed in Eco-driving methodology, making the … [continued]

Keeping Winter Cool

A little known ski resort in Western Massachusetts erected a wind turbine to help power its operations in the Fall of 2007.  With a total price tag of $4M, many wondered if it would pay off. Fighting global warming is a natural for ski resorts.  Their success depends on winter.  Even … [continued]