Author name: Isa Cann

Isa is the creater and original producer of the radio program The Long View on WUML FM 91.5 (www.thelongview.org). All facets of Sustainable Development (SD) are covered on the program. Featured guests include invested political figures, academics, Green business owners and other Green organization representatives. She also owns an SD focused website design, marketing and communications business, www.MediaArchitects.co. Isa has earned both: a B.A in English-writing and an M.A. in Economic & Social Development -with, again, a focus in Sustainable Development!

Bad Bad Packaging

I can’t help myself! I review the shopping venues shelves, such as my local supermarket and Walmart, to investigate what manufacturers are doing to make the packaging of their products more sustainable. I have to admit that I focus on the negative. I really notice the packaging tragedies, and cringe to see just how bad …

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For Appearance Sake: The BP Oil Spill Now

BP would be happy if we put the Oil Spill out of our minds. Therefore they spend millions to assure that the public forgets the long term damage to wildlife. The message from BP is that most everything is back to normal, sponsoring ads to entice tourists back to Gulf, and funding university research on …

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You Think You Might start a Green Business?

Our aching planet just needs you to be thoughtful as you plow into your next venture. If you are, everyone wins, and wins sustainably into the indefinite future. A sustainable business considers the impacts of every facet of its operation and then attempts to address each, from paper consumption to human resources, in a way …

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It’s Time to Get Smart. Smart Grid Technology Proposed for MA

Legacy electricity grids, the current distribution systems used for a century in the US, are highly inefficient…7%, never makes it to the user, lost at the transmission and distribution levels…..Environmentalists and others have been pushing for smart-grid technology for over a decade because it will enable consumers to use less electricity and benefit the environment.