In perhaps an unrelated thread, but related to the overall survival & success of the planet, have read some interesting articles by Al Maiorino - re: energy, & the debate surrounding energy. Check these out:
"Al Maiorino started Public Strategy Group, Inc. in 1996. He has developed and managed multiple corporate public affairs campaigns in a variety of industries such as gaming, cable television, retail development, auto racing, power plant/wind farm projects, and housing/residential projects. Al received his BA in political science and a MA in American Studies from the University of Connecticut."
So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss… If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself. -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War Most of us are familiar with a more common version of this ancient saying- ...
When looking to gain public support for your renewable energy project, developing a grassroots campaign may be your best strategy. Many people seem to have a vague understanding of what a grassroots campaign is but very few know what exactly it entails. The most basic definition describes a grassroots campaign as one that takes place on ...
Educating the public is important for any project, and even more so for industries people know little about. To garner support, the community has to understand what you do, what you propose and how you plan to carry it out. Renewable energy is more susceptible to suspicion than other industries because it is young, progressive and promotes ...
For the last 200 years, the United States has been considered the engine of the world’s progress. While traveling the world I’ve noticed that each continent has its own character - Europe is history and culture, Africa is nature and wildlife, and North America is technology and progress. It made me wonder: If the international community ...
Discovery Channel has a rather curious show called Myth Busters. The show evaluates various myths -- from MacGyver tricks to the Apollo 11 Moon landing -- by staging them in a controlled setting. You may wonder why this may be relevant to renewable energy. The truth is, this entertainment show has more things in common with ...
A New Goal for the Renewable Energy Industry: Educating the Public In a world full of excess- from energy consumption to environmental pollution- it is only natural that companies explore alternative sources of energy. It appears that most people outside of the energy industry view renewable energy as the panacea to saving the world. Yet in ...
An industry that is often affected by local opposition in the United States is that of wind energy development. But why? It seems odd that businesses that attempt to bring clean energy and preserve the environment are frequently faced with disapproval from local communities. We talk about the necessary changes in our lifestyles in order to ...
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Related: Al Maiorino's blog - links to his Italian Genealogy projects, other articles.
Also Alfonse Maiorino
New blogs for projects by NYC artist Katheryn McGaffigan:
Blog 10 (no blog 9, numbered wrong)