Feeling Gratitudinal

I hope that you are able to gather with your family this week and find peace and joy in the time spent together. It really is a special time of year.

Ahhhhhhh, it’s that time of year again. With a chill in the air and the year beginning to wind down, Americans gather together with their families to celebrate a time-honored tradition: giving thanks.

And stuffing our faces while binging on NFL games for an entire day, all while we yell at our “loved” ones because of their differing political views before we wake up at ridiculous hours the next morning so we can throw our money at whatever stores have the stuff we want.

Honestly, Thanksgiving-themed blog posts are hard to write. You can either write the nice, thoughtful post (paragraph 1) or the edgy, biting post that serves as a social commentary (paragraph 2). All of it has been over-played, and much like a wedding toast, it’s nearly impossible to be original.

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There is no "Away"

We’ve made great strides in reducing our waste stream at home. Organics go in the compost bin. Recyclables go in the blue bin, and other recyclables are regularly taken to Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. Now, we’ve discovered the TerraCycle Zero Waste Box.

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Paul Polman Quotes

I’m on vacation this week, so I will skip writing a blog. Per usual though, I wanted to leave you with a link to quotes, this time from Unilever’s CEO, Paul Polman.

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Six Down, Many More to Go

What matters most, however, are not the conversations that we have with our guests. It’s the conversations our guests have among themselves. Those conversations are the largest part of why we host RayDay, and we can’t know even a small fraction of what comes from them.

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Selachimorpha Tank

While not technically engaged in venture capital, my fellow judges and I did award $100,000 to the winning team, along with smaller prize money to the other teams. It definitely scratches the itch.

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Letting the Expert Speak

While lots of coverage of Hurricane Michael focused on the coastal communities, there hasn't been enough paid to the impact on Georgia agriculture.

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This Report is Special

We still have a chance of reaching the aspirational goal, but we need to move quickly. I urge you not to lose hope. Losing hope is futile, especially when what we need now is action.

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Quotes by Amory Lovins

I’m taking this week off and leaving you with some quotes from Amory Lovins, one of my grandfather’s EcoDreamTeam members who is doing amazing work with the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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San Francisco and the Satellites

As you might know, satellites are incredibly important tools for monitoring the climate of Earth. Measurement capabilities include temperature, arctic ice coverage, solar activity, the ozone layer, and air pollution.

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Slowing to a Crawl

Yes, Florence began to weaken as it approached the Eastern seaboard. It also began to slow down, but that isn’t a good thing. A slow-moving storm might hit less area, but the area it does hit suffers tremendously.

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