August 25, 2009
I’m heading to GreenBuild this year with Kim and I couldn’t be more excited as I’ve heard from multiple sources that it is inspiring and full of knowledgeable and passionate people in the green building and energy fields. I hope it will be refreshing because while I’ve been to a number of energy and sustainability shows this past year, I have yet to feel truly wowed but any of them. In fact, what I’ve really found is that it’s a lot of the same people talking to each other about a lot of the same things.
That said, GreenBuild is said to be a worthwhile experience and the USGBC just announced the Al Gore will be the keynote speaker at this year’s event!
Nobel Laureate, best-selling author, and the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary – the Honorable Al Gore will address thousands of Greenbuild attendees at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. as part of the Greenbuild Opening Keynote & Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Along with four terms in Congress, two terms in the Senate, and two terms as Vice President, Gore has written the bestsellers Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth and the just-released “Our Choice.” The first 5,000 full-conference attendee registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Gore’s latest book “Our Choice” and all other attendees will be able to purchase the book on site.
Gore is chairman of the Emmy-award winning Current TV; chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm focused on a new approach to sustainable investing; is a member of the board of directors of Apple; a senior adviser to Google; and a partner with the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He is also a Visiting Professor at Middle Tennessee State University and chairs the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit organization designed to help solve the climate crisis.
Posted by: Ashley / follow me on Twitter
December 2, 2008
Five people to research and draft copy
One very patient and passionate web designer
Two extremely patient and accessible web programmers
One photo editing program that freezes your computer on a regular basis
Two cameras (and several memory cards worth of photography)
One sitemap that changed daily
One brilliant logo design
Many, many, many changes
Several dashes of crazy
Six cups of blind determination
Throw in an overtired boss and you’ve got a fully-functioning, completely gorgeous (in my opinion) website.
We’ve finally launched Green Life Smart Life, Caster’s newest client and brand new initiative in the green living and green tech space. Along with the project comes the website – www.greenlifesmartlife.com which will serve as our way of updating everyone what’s happening on the project on a day to day basis.
Visit the site and check out our labor of love
Posted by: Ashley / ashleyatcaster on Twitter
October 16, 2008
I simply do not understand why some people feel that it is ok to throw trash wherever they stand. Smokers are hands down the worse culprits. I mean a cigarette butt is small so it doesn’t count as trash when you flick it on the sidewalk or when you toss it out the window on the highway and it bounces off the hood of my car. Right?
Construction workers have the same mentality. When I arrived at the Green Life | Smart Life job site today I was saddened to see the amount of trash that had accumulated in just two short days. Plastic cups (ugh) and soda cans were inside our freshly poured foundation walls. While my husband stood talking to the foundation contractor (who was inhaling Tic Tacs which he promptly emptied), mid sentence he takes that little plastic container and heaves it into our foundation. Seriously!
Appalled. That’s all I can say. I was appalled.
We’re building green. We’re trying to make a difference. You think we’re a dump site.
We explained our project. We explained our position. All trash that comes onsite is to be sorted and recycled, or carried out. You will be penalized (a paragraph we are now adding to all sub contractor contracts moving forward) if we find trash on the site or material wasted or even items not properly recycled in the provided dumpsters and bins.
Our point was heard loud and clear. All trash was collected and recycled.
Score 1 for the earth.
Posted by: KDL/newscaster