My blog has had the following Mission Statement to guide me in my writing over the past 5 years.
“There are numerous opinions and claims about sustainable and green products. However, many of these opinions and claims are supported by neither science nor fact. Green Explored provides the reader with a humorous primer on green and sustainability that is easily understood by the layperson. Spurious claims are shot down while honesty is applauded. Those who break the laws of thermodynamics are punished with the Gangrene Award”
I probably have stayed pretty true to the mission statement but have probably become far more cynical and acerbic in the past couple of year. Several friends who regularly read the blog have asked me to be less acerbic. Some have also called some of my writing biased. I doubt the writing is biased but it certainly may have from time to time gone from acerbic to vitriolic and may have even touched on ranting.
My new year’s resolution is that Green Explored will move away from bitching to informing and will deal with the myriad sustainability issues that face us that range from eco efficiency to fair wages and proper treatment of people. Some readers have suggested a forum, others have suggested topics such as clean water and healthcare. I will cover these topics as well as green energy in future blogs and it is my intention to ask others to do guest blogs particularly in health care.
While I was managing “sustainability” at Bechtel ten years ago, I coined a term for socializing the notion of sustainability inside that organization as LEAP. The L is for Legacy, the E is for Eco Efficiency, the A for Appropriate, and the P for Partnership. Now more than ever in a world where more people consume more scarce and dwindling resources and more people are at each-others’ throats or in traffic jams all over the planet a LEAP forward is needed. Green Explored will attempt to debate and then capture and communicate the essences of that required LEAP.
I expect that many who read the Blog will also contribute to the forum that discusses the issues and then formulates the appropriate solutions. Of course once in a while when big news of the demise of a gangrene imposter happens, I may resort to my shtick as that is a part of me. But I plan on sticking to the mantra of the LEAP.