Archive for the 'Environment' Category

I’m preparing to spend one week without buying or throwing away anything plastic. This experiment was inspired by the movie “Tapped,” which artfully shows the terrible environmental damages, health risks and social conflicts caused by the mass manufacture and waste of plastics. The first step is to list all of the necessities I typically use […]

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As the global conflict for resources heats up, the Internet is just another battleground. Last weekend I watched a terrific documentary about the bottled water industry called “Tapped.” The second half of the movie is an intensive look at the plastic bottle manufacturing industry, and the enormous damage that these petroleum-based products cause to our […]

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This evening I went to the Kendall Cinema to watch “Gonzo,” the latest documentary about Hunter S. Thompson. Afterwards, in honor of the doctor, I wrote the following letter to Rolling Stone magazine: To Rolling Stone, Several months ago you began stamping my name and address on piles of dead trees and convincing the United […]

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I just finished reading Paul Hawken’s excellent “Ecology of Commerce,” and noted a number of similarities between the environmental industry and information security. With respect to both the environment and information security, companies are not full internalizing the costs of their actions, leaving society to pay for many negative effects. Hawken points out that “when […]

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