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Bill Shevlin
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This guy certainly did his part to make the world a greener place.
 
How much good can one person do? :)  One man planted 1360 acres alone ► http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/indian-man-jadav-molai-pa_n_1399930.html 

Some trees can live for thousands of years.  I guess we have some things to learn from them.  :)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_trees.  Scientists are studying long lived plants and animals to figure out how we may live longer lives too.  One example of a somewhat studied lifeform is the 'immortal' jellyfish ► http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/immortal-jellyfish-lives-forever-reverts-stage-life_n_2207583.html.

Old Tjikko, a 9,550 year old Norway Spruce, is the oldest known living individual clonal tree, located in Sweden ► http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080416104320.htm.  A clonal colony can survive for much longer than an individual tree. A colony of 47,000 quaking aspen trees, covering 106 acres (43 ha) in the Fishlake National Forest of the United States, is considered one of the oldest and largest organisms in the world. The colony has been estimated to be 80,000 years old.

If people are more selfless, like this man, we will create the brilliant future a lot faster than many think, as Google Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil explains in one of the videos at ► https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/URSW7eeNhhf

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Give $1 to 'Trigger the Girl Effect in Afghanistan' and Bill will match it. Support BRAC together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/ktQFDwHH
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Every woman should watch this and think before they judge how they look compared to some model.
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Great quote. See what I am saying.
 
“There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.”

~Leonardo da Vinci
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Great post! If you are not passionate about what you do get passionate or find something else!
 
My friend and mentor, +August Turak, recently asked a client, the CEO of a rapidly growing mid size tech company, for his job description. 

"If you followed me around," he said, "you might think I do a lot of things. But I only have one job: I build passion. People say talent is in short supply. Talent is NOT in short supply. Passion is. I provide the "whys" so our people can provide the "hows." Once passion is in place my job becomes insisting that people take their vacations and trying to stay the hell out of the way."
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Very cool energy storage technology. Probably the most promising I have come across. Lower cost based on abundant renewable resources.
 
Harvard scientists have successfully demonstrated a new flow battery that could transform how electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable sources such as wind and sun more economical and reliable - http://hvrd.me/sseT8 

#energy   #science   #research  
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My favorite - “Enough money to burn a wet mule”
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Obamacare website!

The result is a website that thus far has cost more than $600 million to build. That’s less than Facebook spent in its first six years of operation.
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Work in energy efficiency and renewable energy field. Upgrades can include but are not limited to Energy Efficient Roofing, Daylight Harvesting, Lighting Controls, LED Interior / Exterior Lighting, Energy Monitoring and Renewable Energy including Solar and Waste to Energy. Specialize in reduction of consumption to create high ROI projects to pay for additional capital improvments.  Use the money you already spend to pay for the improvements you need.

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