Three governors and the Premier of British Columbia announced an action plan to make the Pacific Northwest's homes more energy efficient, its vehicles less dependent on oil, and its communities less vulnerable to the threat of global climate change.
When you think about it, a window has a complicated job: it must allow the sun's light to pass though, but not the sun's heat. It must keep cool conditioned air inside, but not have condensation on the outside of the glass.
While many leaders talk about the urgency of transitioning to clean energy, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is acting, and making major changes that will deliver cleaner air and new jobs for Chicago in the near future.
With inspired entrepreneurs and political leaders like these, especially at the state level, the "United States of India" will create massive opportunity to tackle sustainability challenges and create new economic opportunity simultaneously.
Let's use this massive television event as a platform to address our own energy needs, consumption rates and alternatives, all while highlighting the measures the NFL has taken to reduce its impact during the year's most-watched game.
Within the next three to five years, I envision literally hundreds of devices in the home will be connected: multimedia, thermostats, light switches, security systems, irrigation systems, white goods and automobiles.
It's winter and you're probably realizing how awful your insulation is --I'm looking at you, Seattle -- and also starting to rethink that last addition to the house where you used single-pane windows that now render the room useless.
While I do not hold out much hope for a new U.S. climate bill this year, there are plenty of other actions now underway. Young people understand the challenges of global sustainability and I am convinced that the situation is far from hopeless.