Al Gore speaks at Harvard Square's First Parish Church
Standing before a sea of green-leaning Cambridge liberals (who would
later scoff heartily at the suggestion that the average person watches roughly 5 hours of TV per day),
Al Gore announced: "My own personal journey on the issue of the climate
crisis began here in Cambridge 42 years ago, when I walked into the
classroom of Roger Revelle
Technology writers would argue, there are no green gadgets, just green-er gadgets. Making gadgets of any kind actually takes quite a bit of energy to make, let alone use. But electronic developers are getting more of a conscience lately it seems and helping us all become a bit more environmentally friendly. Here are my top 10 picks for green-er gadgets to buy this year.
Overwhelming local support for a nonbinding ballot
initiative indicates that a push for a greener future may have legs.
The “Secure Green Future” initiative appeared on ballots in
11 Massachusetts Districts, and proposes legislation that would phase out tax incentives
for projects that use a lot of energy (like the Big Dig, for example), reward
small businesses that practice energy conservation, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
in Massachusetts by 80%, by the year 2020.