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Josh Marks
Worked at Washington Jewish Week
Attended George Mason University
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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This honeymoon was over before it started.
This was a shotgun wedding!!
Remember, Hillary got about 3,000,000 more votes than dump did.
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Tesla's massive Gigafactory near Sparks, Nevada is expanding weeks after kicking off production of lithium-ion batteries. The electric carmaker and clean energy storage company is planning to invest $350 million in a project to manufacture electric motors and gearboxes for the Model 3. Read my Inhabitat story for more. #Tesla
Tesla is planning to invest $350 million in a Gigafactory project to manufacture electric motors and gearboxes for the Model 3.
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Those in energy-related positions make up about 8% of the U.S. workforce, but many sectors of
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Explain more I didn't understand
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World’s tallest solar tower to be built in Israel
New renewable energy targets have prompted the development of the world’s tallest solar tower to be constructed deep in the Israeli desert
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just a biblical joke.
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Science should be our religion.
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NYC’s Citi Bike is aiming to make the already safe bike sharing scheme (nearly 37 million trips since the system’s installation in 2013 and zero fatalities) even safer by installing laser safety lights that project a bright green bicycle outline 20 feet ahead, making bicyclists more visible to drivers and pedestrians at night. Read my Inhabitat story for more. #CitiBike #Laserlights
Citi Bikes is installing laser safety lights that project a bright green bicycle outline 20 feet ahead, making bicyclists more visible to drivers and pedestrians at night.
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Tesla's massive Gigafactory near Sparks, Nevada is expanding weeks after kicking off production of lithium-ion batteries. The electric carmaker and clean energy storage company is planning to invest $350 million in a project to manufacture electric motors and gearboxes for the Model 3. 
Tesla is planning to invest $350 million in a Gigafactory project to manufacture electric motors and gearboxes for the Model 3.
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is already powering its California brewery with solar panels. Now the beer maker is storing its solar energy with the installation of Tesla's Powerpack battery storage system. Read my Inhabitat story for more. #SierraNevada #Tesla
Sierra Nevada Brewing company just installed 500 kilowatts/1 megawatt-hour of Tesla Powerpack batteries at its Chico, California brewery.
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Energy storage (heat storage, batteries, fuel cells, etc.)  - 
 
In California, an environmental crisis forced a utility to fast-track a risky idea — using rechargeable cells to stand in for power plants.
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+Carolyn Luce of course the chances of fire and explosion can be significantly reduced in batteries through safer chemistries, electrolytes and engineering. You can't do any of that with natural gas.
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California State Sen. Scott Wiener on Dec. 9 introduced legislation that would require the installation of solar power — PV or water heating — on new residential and commercial buildings constructed in California.
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my sentiments exactly Ortiz!
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As Republicans ready to dismantle federal government programs and regulations at an unprecedented pace, this book about the importance of the mixed economy (strong government and efficient markets) is as timely as ever. From the intro to "American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper":

"The mixed economy was the most important social innovation of the twentieth century. It spread a previously unimaginable level of broad prosperity. It enabled steep increases in education, health, longevity, and economic security. And yet, extraordinarily, it is anathema to many current economic and political elites. And as the advocates of anti-government free market fundamentalist have gained power, they are hell-bent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress."
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Journalist
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Writing, editing, SEO, social media, photography, analyzing, researching, interviewing, teaching, reviewing, communicating, synthesizing, investigating, reading, physical activities, sports, politics, environment, entertainment industry, travel, blogging, promoting change
Employment
  • Washington Jewish Week
    General Assignment Reporter, 2014 - 2016
  • Inhabitat
    Energy and Environment Writer , 2013 - present
    Write about clean energy and alternative transportation for sustainable design site.
  • Union Plus
    Freelance Writer, 2014 - 2014
    Write monthly testimonials of union members and retirees who took advantage of Union Plus benefits and services. Union Plus is the benefits services branch of the AFL-CIO. I interview union members around the country, arrange photography shoots and write testimonials for UP's newsletters and websites.
  • Going Green Today
    Content Manager/Blogger, 2014 - 2014
    Write feature articles, update blog site and post content to social media for 90 day personalized eco-action program to save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Yahoo!
    Freelance Writer at Yahoo! Sports, 2013 - 2014
    Write about Washington Capitals and NHL at Yahoo! Sports.
  • Rant Sports
    Sports Writer, 2013 - 2013
    Write about hockey, soccer and other sports for popular website.
  • The National Memo
    Political Reporter, 2012 - 2013
    - Wrote daily articles, reviews and slideshows for online political news site. - Implemented SEO strategies to increase traffic via keywords and links.- Created and updated Google+ and Pinterest pages and updated other social media channels.
  • The Society for Neuroscience
    Communications Coordinator, 2012 - 2012
    - Created, edited and sent email blasts to members. - Coordinated social media messaging across all platforms.- Increased engagement and subscribers on Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Sea Technology Magazine
    Associate Editor, 2012 - 2012
    - Proofread content for monthly marine business science and engineering publication.- Wrote news department profiles and e-newsletter stories.
  • Green America
    Project Manager/Senior Writer/Editor, 2010 - 2011
    - Edited and wrote for bi-monthly Green American Magazine. - Wrote feature stories on socially responsible investing and the advantages of comprehensive home energy audits.
  • Variety
    Online Production Editor/Features Writer, 2005 - 2011
    - Researched and wrote stories for annual Eye on the Oscars special reports about Academy Award contenders.- Promoted to online news editor and consistently beat the competition by sending out breaking news alerts first.- Reported on trends in state film tax incentives.- Wrote video game, book and DVD reviews.- Covered Variety film screening Q&A sessions and movie premieres.- Wrote weekly online film trailer metrics story.- Contributed to Variety’s politics blog.
  • KOREH LA
    AmeriCorps Promise Fellow/Literacy Coordinator, 2003 - 2004
    Served two terms as AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at largest children’s literacy organization in LA. Matched reading partners with LAUSD children in 20 elementary schools and advocated for more federal funding as an AmeriCorps Policy Liaison.
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of L.A.
    Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, 2004 - 2005
    Increased volunteer participation through speaking engagements and direct marketing campaigns.
  • American Psychological Association
    Content Specialist, 2012 - 2012
    - Managed online departments and edited Web content.- Created PDF and HTML web pages in Tridion content management system- Increased unique visitors to APA.org via SEO keywords.
  • Sotheby's
    Digital Media Assistant, 2012 - 2012
    - Proofed e-catalogues on iPad application.- Processed invoices by parking them in SAP inventory management system, submitting purchase order forms, and updating offline budget spreadsheet.- Updated content on Sothebys.com Preferred Member section through CQ5 content management system.- Calendar management
  • Kibbutz Program Center
    Volunteer, 2011 - 2011
    Worked on Kibbutz Lahav in southern Israel.- Kitchen duty: scrubbed, cleaned and placed dishes and pots and pans and cleaned dishwashing, kitchen and cafeteria areas every day.
  • Beachcomber Community Newspaper
    News Reporter, 2003 - 2007
    - Wrote movie reviews, local sports roundup, small business Q&As;, event recaps.- Handled general assignment photojournalism.- Wrote Beachcombing L.A. column profiling different neighborhoods in the Southland.- Promoted from unpaid intern to paid news reporter. - Given own column after two years as news reporter.
  • Santa Monica Observer
    Lead editor of special issue on Malibu Film Festival, present
    Put together special issue on Malibu Film Festival.
  • Get Real Hockey
    Blogger, present
    Founded Hockey Stop blog and contribute to Get Real Hockey and Inside Hockey blogs.
  • Green Forward
    Blogger, present
    Founded climate change blog about the transition to renewable energy and the sustainable economy.
  • The Hockey Writers
    Freelance Writer, 2013 - present
  • TheCityFix Blog
    Freelance Writer, 2013 - present
    Write about high-speed rail and alternative transportation at TheCityFix Blog.
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Currently
Los Angeles, CA
Previously
New York City - Yosemite, California - Kibbutz Lahav, Israel - Washington, D.C.
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A journalist of integrity and independence
Introduction
Journalist with experience writing about sustainability, entertainment, politics, sports, travel and more.

Published in Variety Magazine, Green American Magazine, The National Memo, Hollywood Weekly, Adobe Airstream, Sea Technology Magazine, Rant Sports, Yahoo! Sports, Inhabitat, Going Green Today and more.

Social media messaging experience includes creating social media channels and increasing visitor traffic via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Pinterest and other sites.
Education
  • George Mason University
    Sociology/Film and Media Studies, 1997 - 2002
  • UCLA Extension
    Print Journalistm, 2004 - 2005
  • NYU School of Professional Studies
    Digital Publishing, 2012 - 2012
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