From: Bruce Sterling [email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2000 5:17 PM
To: Viridian List
Subject: Viridian Note 00146: Viridian Web Log
Key concepts: websites, web surfing
Attention Conservation Notice: Incredibly time-consuming.
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com A lot of earnest, gung-ho, profit-centric green business going on here.
http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byN/byName.shtml Would appear to be every single renewable energy business in the entire world.
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/fine-arts/sustain.html Terrifyingly huge list of sustainable design and policy resources.
http://www.rec.org/Default.shtml Regional Environmental Center for Eastern and Central Europe. Kind of a cheerful, schadenfreude thing to look at, because it's so improbably bad in Deep Europe. Gigantic cyanide spills, genocide, economic collapse, makes life elsewhere seem really upbeat.
http://www.slip.net/~ckent/earthship/ Building "homes" out of old tin cans, dead car tires and cement. So awful, it's cool.
http://wcufre.ucdavis.edu/sustaina.htm Sustainable Urban Ecosystems. Build solar-powered gardens in abandoned parking lots.
http://www.ttcorp.com/upvg/pv_mem.htm Utility Photovoltaic Group. About a zillion US solar energy industry players, from Alabama Power to Wisconsin Public Service.
http://www.ttcorp.com/upvg/pv_othr.htm Huge number of solar photovoltaic websites.
http://22.214.171.124/upvg_sites_page.htm A guy's house in Austin that has pretty much the same solar set-up that mine does, only his is better- monitored.
http://www.AltEnergyStore.com/cart/ Alternative Energy Store. Point, click, and buy your own discount wind turbine. Don't forget the lightning arrestor.
http://www.greenlinepaper.com/mp1.htm Recycled office supplies, including non-tree printer paper and recycled floppy disks.
http://www.usfcc.com/mem01.htm Heavy-duty, big-muscle, massively corporate fuel-cell companies.
http://www.newuses.org/BPD/index.html Vast bioproducts industrial directory of new things to do with soy, lactose, ethanol, etc. Watch conventional agriculture turn into a bio-dot.com before your very eyes.
http://www.ricestraw.com/coffin/ "Embrace Decay" in your own highly compostable strawboard coffin.
http://www.bio.org/aboutbio/biomembers.html Biotechnology Industry Organization. Why fret about scary "Frankenfoods" when you can cozy right up to all the major players through their Beltway lobbying website?
http://www.climate.org/misc/Sam_Wyly/Wyly_speech.html Sam Wyly is a Republican Texan millionaire environmentalist. Wyly caused a campaign finance scandal for George W. Bush when he bought ads attacking Senator McCain as a polluter. Wyly also runs greenmountain.com, a clean energy company, and explains why in this recent speech.
US Green Building Council.
http://www.jish.nu/webloggers/ Bloggers webring. Like being assaulted by hundreds of automated personal diaries.
http://beebo.org/metalog/ratings/ Wow! A "blog blog!" Can a "blog blog blog" be far behind?
http://www.jezebel.com/mirror/index.html Eight webloggers hanging out in my bathroom during SXSW 2000.
http://www.artnetwork.com/sculpture/Shasha/ With a name like "Sha Sha Higby," she's either a hippie artist, or insanely great, or, in this case, both.
http://www.disasterrelief.org/ Cyclone Hudah just drowned Mozambique yet again. That makes three massive weather catastrophes back-to- back.
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