Personal Success Habit. Pessimism provides no survival advantage– it only leads to giving up. There is always hope– even in the face of incredible challenges (like Churchill in England during WWII).
Internet Resources. Grist.org, The New Yorker cartoon page, & the Borowitz Report satire
Quantum Quote: “The extraction, conversion and use of energy is the single largest cause of air & water pollution, single largest consumer of clean water, single largest funnel of resources supporting terrorism, and the single largest emitter of greenhouse gases —- time for that to stop.” –Scott Sklar
Internet Resources: State & Regional Chapters of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) for contractors who operate under ethic guidelines. American Solar Energy Society (ASES) for technologies. World Resources Institute (WRI).Books: Any Amory Lovins book. Lovin’s quote: “Electricity without fire.” (quote: “The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of rocks”). Thomas Friedman: “Hot, Flat & Crowded” & “Lexus & the Olive Trees.”
Quantum Quote: “If you find a job that you’re passionate about, you’ll never have to work a day in your life”.
Internet Resource: Informational webinars – www.uvwebinars.com
Best Advice he’s ever received: Don’t take no for an answer– and don’t piss people off when you’re not accepting no.
Personal Habit that contributes to Jeff’s success: Perseverance. Win-Win-Win
Internet Resources: UVWebinars.com; DisinfectionLighting.com
Best Advice he’s ever received: Always be learning. Think in a 3-dimensional way – look at every idea from different angles.
Internet Resources: https://microgridknowledge.com/
Book Recommendation: The Wind Power Story: A Century of Innovation that Reshaped the Global Energy Landscape by Brandon N. Owens
Quantum Quote: Albert Einstein: “Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world.”
Recommended Book: “Mindset” by Carol Dweck
- Tournesol Kids: tournesolkids.org/
- Environmentally friendly products for your house:Ewg.org
- St. John’s Well Child and Family Center: wellchild.org
- The Whole Child – Serving children and families through mental health, housing, parenting and nutrition services: thewholechild.org
- Dr. Cowan’s personal practice: drstephencowan.com
Quantum Quote: “The best way to predict the future – is to invent it”. – Alan Kay, former Xerox researcher.
Internet Resources: Climate Nexus: climatenexus.org
Book Recommendation: Designing Climate Solutions by Hal Harvey
Quantum Quote: “the iPhone has 100,000 times more computing power than an entire Apollo rocket ship that went to the moon”
Internet Resources: Energy and Environment Twitter sources.
Book Recommendation: Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn. Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold.
Quantum Quote: The only thing you don’t need in a geothermal house is a carbon monoxide detector – because there is nothing being burned!
Book Recommendation: Powerful Stuff by Rich Wilkins
Quantum Quote: “Though I may not be here with you. I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe” – Congressman John Lewis
Book Recommendation: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Quantum Quote: “We have the technologies that we need. The challenge is on the human side. We have to have the political will. That’s often harder than the technological side or the financing.
Internet Resource: The Bee Report: https://thebeereport.com/
The American solar grazing association https://solargrazing.org/
Climate-Resilient Fine Wine: Uncharted Terroir: https://www.huntwines.com/Wines/Uncharted-Terroir
Book Recommendation: The Hidden Life of Trees – Peter Wohlleben Peter Wohlleben
Quantum Quote: “When we talk about people who are concerned about the environment and look at the macro scale of what’s happening in the world, it can really make you a little bit crazy. The only way to really deal with that is to start within, make your own small impact, and know that you’ve done your part.”
Book Recommendation: The Brain that Changes Itself, Norman Doidge, MD
Lighter Side: Any David Sedaris book
New Solar Model Created for Non-Profits & Low-Income Communities In North Carolina – with Emerging Entrepreneur Ethan Blumental
Quantum Quote: Margaret Mead “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Internet Resource: DSIRE – Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency https://www.dsireusa.org/
Book Recommendation: Lighting the World: Transforming Our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity to Everyone by James E. Rogers, Jr. and Stephen P. Williams
Frugal Family Transforms 200-Year Old Home With Efficiency, Solar, Geothermal & a Used Electric Car – with Hydrogeologist Russell Urban-Mead
Quantum Quote: “I was fascinated with the idea of energy efficiency. In pompous words, I’m a fiscal conservative, I love saving energy and I like smart investments in energy. I care a lot for the environment.” – Russell Urban-Mead
Clean Energy Jobs, Justice & Community Development – with Soulful Synergy Founders Dwayne Norris and Alex Alvarez
Quantum Quote: “Humanity is the immune system of the planet – we’re the only creatures that can adapt to almost every type of environment on this planet and make it healthier.”
Quantum Quote: “I like being self-sufficient. I like being off the grid.”
Quantum Quote: “The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment.” – Gaylord Nelson
“Sustainability is living on nature’s income rather than living on its capital.”– Murray Gell-Mann
Quantum Quote: “America! God shed His grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood. From sea to shining sea!”– by Katharine Lee Bates quoted by Steve Melink
Steve’s Book: Fusion Capitalism: A Clean Energy Vision For Conservatives
Quantum Quote: “In nature, nothing exists alone.”– by Rachel Carson as quoted by Laurie Husted
Transportation Nexus: Environment, Economy, & Equity – with Renae Reynolds, Electrify NY and the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
Quantum Quote: ” It’s great to get people from point A to point B, but we should also look at ways to avoid harm in doing so,” said Renae Reynolds, “We need to move around. And so we engage in modes of transportation that, depending on how they are fueled, lead to impacts on our health and environment.”
Quantum Quote: “Never put a period where the universe may have placed a comma”-George & Gracie Allen
Internet Resource: Yoga works website.
Socially Responsible Investing – Making a Difference and
Making Money, by Amy Domini.
Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use
Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive
Advantage, by Daniel C. Esty.
Quantum Quote: “When my friend came in and proposed a solar solution, number one, I trusted him fully. But sometimes when someone tells you something that seems too good to be true, it seems like it is. But when I checked with my bank and my CPA, they said he told me the 100% truth. Over two years has passed since we turned the solar on – and it’s all true. It’s unbelievable.” – Anthony Mongeluzo
Book Recommendation: “Think & Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
Solar Pitfalls: What Homeowners & Real Estate Agents Need to Know – with Christina Mathieson, the Solar Lady of Real Estate & Leap EDU
Quantum Quote: “The Green of The Dollar is just as important as the Green of the Earth for Solar Homeowners. As an industry, it’s time we empower them with the info they need beyond the solar installation.” – Christina Mathieson
Book Recommendation: “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill
Quantum Quote: “What they found was that gas stoves release several hazardous pollutants. Homes with gas stoves had nitrogen dioxide concentrations 50 to 400%, higher than homes with electric stoves. And that can really have an impact on respiratory systems.” – Rocky Mountain Institute
Internet Resources: Energy Information Administration – state energy statistics.
Book Recommendation: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
Quantum Quote:: “As we rolled into the future, I saw technology starting to develop, I’m a technologist and kind of a green energy geek. I love technology around creative ways to generate electricity and make the transformation away from fossil fuels over the long term.”
Internet Resources: Wayback Machine website resource.
Book Recommendation: “How to Profit from Podcasting” by Dave Jackson
Quantum Quote: “Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is something that brings in a beautiful win- win scenario. It’s a program that allows towns,cities and villages to pass a local law, decide how they want to administer the program to get their power, and then go out into the marketplace with all that aggregate demand to purchase renewable electricity – and get it for less than people have been paying for dirty power.”
Internet Resources: Living on earth podcast resource.
Book Recommendation: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth And Happiness By Richard H. Thaler and Cass R Sustein
Quantum Quote: “I’m an innovation architect. I like innovating. As regards to clean energy and clean mobility, I don’t think you can have mobility without clean energy.”
Internet Resources: isunenergy.com
Book Recommendation: The Power Of Intention By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Quantum Quote: “Anybody who tells you they know what the future is going to be in 10 years is either lying to you or they’re lying to themselves.”
Internet Resources: World Economic Forum and Adam McKenzie
Book Recommendation: Anything by Haruki Murakami
Creating Environmental Awareness & Change via Mass Media with Jason Evans of Xploration Awesome Planet
Quantum Quote: “I am always intrigued by the resistance to change, especially with clean energy. We can get rid of coal & oil. We really can. We just need the willingness to adapt”.
Internet Resources: BBC Science; Outside Online
Book Recommendation: The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Stopping Natural Gas Leaks & Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions NOW using Community Geothermal Systems – with Audrey Schulman & Zeyneb Magavi, HeetMa
Quantum Quote: “We had identified methane as a greenhouse gas on steroids, with 84 times the impact of carbon dioxide in the first 20 years. If you cut methane, you get a bigger impact faster. It’s a huge lever in a positive sense.”
Game-Changing the Roofing Industry with Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Green Roof Coatings – with Tatsuya ‘Tats’ Nakagawa of Castagra
Quantum Quote: “Escape competition through authenticity.” – Tats Nakagawa
Internet Resources: Text Expander
Super Connector: The All-In Podcast with Nate Peo: https://www.natepeo.com/
Book Recommendation: Big Leap by Gay Hendrick
Co2 & Odor Absorbing Paint for Your Home, Workspace & the Environment – with Adam Huss of Smog Armor
Quantum Quote: “Do or Do Not. There Is No Try.” – Yoda
Internet Resources: Networking Opportunities in Linkedin, Lunch Club, the Happy Networking Project (https://happyneighborhoodproject.com/network)
Using the Power of Business to Restore Global Harmony — with Ecopreneurs & Conscious Consumers Grant Kendzior and Cary Jack
Quantum Quote: “If we want to change the world and implement clean energy everywhere, we have to make it capitalistic friendly. You make money, make a difference, and focus on that triple bottom line — the people, the planet and the profits.”
Internet Resources: The Happy Hustle, www.greatday.com
Book Recommendation: Manifesto for a Moral Revolution by Jacqueline Novogratz, The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Quantum Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Dave Belote
Internet Resources: DOD Siting Clearinghouse
Book Recommendation: Once An Eagle by Anton Myrer
Energy & the Business World: a Transformation from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Clean Energy – with Chris Parker
Quantum Quote: “To do good. You actually have to do something.” – Yvon Chouinard
Internet Resources: Looking at non-US news services and sites
Book Recommendation: Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire
Quantum Quote: “Heat pumps create heat with dramatically better efficiencies and can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 70%.” – Ron Kamen
“There’s a big misconception with geothermal that you need a huge lawn, a massive yard. That’s not the case.” – Mark Brescia
“Anything that works for big buildings you can do for your house. It’s just a matter of scale” – Gibson Craig
Internet source – The US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Book Recommendation: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Quantum Quote: “The UN estimates that by 2050, approximately 3 billion people will require additional housing, 3d printers are being promoted as one potential solution. In Shanghai, they’ve got 3d printers that made six houses in 10 days.” – Carl Nettleton
Internet Resources: Non-US news services.https://www.nettstrategies.com/Published-Stories and register to receive The Nett Report https://www.nettstrategies.com/Contact to get important information about issues that affect us nationally and internationally. Primary among those will be the climate pandemic, as it affects health, global security, and our economic well-being, along with other information and insights of broad interest.
Quantum Quote: “80% of homes and businesses can’t install rooftop solar because they have an old house, or trees shade the roof, or they’re facing in the wrong direction, or they rent. In 48 states, Community Solar let’s people purchase the electricity from solar farms and get credit on their monthly electricity bill, just like they would if the panels were on the roof of their house ” – David Amster-Olszewski
Power of Earth – Ep 4 – Clean Heat: Accelerating the Decarbonization of Buildings in New York State – with Scott Smith, NYSERDA
Quantum Quote: “The People who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world – are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
Quantum Quote: “The good you do today, may be forgotten soon, but do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it’ll never be enough. But give your best anyway. Life is never easy. ” – Mother Theresa
Catastrophe or Utopia? Which Way Do We Want to Go? – with Will Hackman, Public Sector Conservation Community
Quantum Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
How Regenerative Agriculture Helps Solve the Climate Crisis – with E2 Policy Advocate Nicole Lederer
Quantum Quote: “Character is destiny.” – Greek Philosopher Heraclitus
Burning Clean: How to Stay Warm, Cozy, and Energy Efficient with Ventless Fireplaces – with Anastasia Vankova, Modern Blaze
Quantum Quote: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
Power of Earth – Ep 5 – Clean Heating & Cooling with Geothermal – with Mark Sclafani, Central Hudson
Quantum Quote: “Work smarter, not harder.” – Mark Sclafani
Quantum Quote: “A quadrupling of clean energy activity is what we need – and where we’re headed.” – Danny Kennedy