By itself, the Grammys telecast does not instigate major ecological impacts. But each and every procurement decision, and all operations, are reviewed with an eye towards reducing the event's ecological footprint.
In a year where the election and global economic crisis are at the forefront of our minds, let's also think outside our personal bubbles to some global trends that, when applied to key sustainability issues, are definitely resolution-worthy.
It could have been the presence of celebrities such as Adrian Grenier or post event parties on sky-scraper roof tops. But regardless, the Opportunity Green Conference had a cool factor that exceeded the green events I've been to recently.
While co-hosting the Opportunity Green conference held at Los Angeles Center Studios downtown, I couldn't help but think of the Red Hot Chili Peppers I listened to the closing keynote by NIKE VP of Sustainable Business and Innovation, Hannah Jones.
I'd like to see our government investing in new energy infrastructure that welcomes participants into the marketplace, and promoting policies that diminish the need for subsidies and make all investments in renewable energy a better bet.
Biking represents a simple activity and lifestyle change that could affect so many of the big, societal issues we face today, as well as some that are not given the priority they should, such as community-building and connection with nature.