The Age of Stupid

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,Thinking Forward | Saturday, March 21st, 2009

by Timlynn Babitsky
The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change set in 2055. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world 45 years from now. He looks back at video footage from 2007 and asks: Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? (more…)

Hot, Flat and Crowded

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,Thinking Forward | Monday, September 8th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Tom Friedman’s latest book comes out today. In it he says that we need an “Earth race” with China, Europe, and Japan, to see who can create the technologies to make the Earth livable for man. New energy technology is the next great industrial revolution. (more…)

What’s so good about Earth Day?

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth | Monday, April 21st, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Earth Day 2008 is a far cry from its launch in 1970. Then, Earth Day was a protest against corporate environmental misconduct and the stench of environmental pollution embraced as “the whiff of prosperity.” Today, Earth Day has become a marketing strategy to sell the ‘green’ side of everything from SUVs, to snack food, to 1-800-flowers. (more…)

Don’t lose your COOL!

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,X-cellent Cool Stuff | Saturday, March 29th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Wind power is our “really big agenda.” On a day-to-day level we push our little Earth-saving agendas. We put our recycle bins by the curb each week and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. Yet every once in a while in our time-poor busy lives, we wonder – Does it really matter whether I wash that one sticky peanut butter jar and put it out to recycle or just toss into the trash as is?…. (more…)

Go Fly a Kite!

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,Thinking Forward,Wind Innovations | Sunday, February 10th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
KiteShip Corporation founders Dave Culp, and Dean Jordan plan to build kites as large as a football field to power cargo ships and oil tankers. Unlike traditional sails which require masts and specialized rigging, the kite could be easily attached to an existing ship and moved from one vessel to another in a commercial fleet. Using a KiteShip kite along with traditional engine power, could provide fuel savings of between 15-30 percent. (more…)

Recycle nightmare

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth | Thursday, January 31st, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Stop and think for a minute. How many old computers, monitors, cell phones, printers, etc., have you already owned in your life? Where are they now? To deal with the 600 million to 800 million personal computers sitting in back closets, basements and self-storage units in the US, each wrapping substantial amounts of toxic metals, two innovative companies have come up with a solution to a growing recycle nightmare. (more…)