April 13, 7-8 pm: Help Local Businesses Go Green—and Make Money Doing It!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Commercial PACE (C-PACE), Energy Efficiency, Events, Financing, PACE, Rochester NY, Sustainability, Sustainable Business, Uncategorized

Want to have a significant impact on your community’s carbon footprint? Now there’s a simple way to do this, and—if you want—earn money doing it. The opportunity is to present commercial property owners with a compelling case for them to save money on energy by 30% or more, from Day 1, with no out-of-pocket costs, […]

Financing the Transition to a Regenerative Economy — Thursday, April 1, 2021 — 7-9 p.m.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Climate change, Commercial PACE (C-PACE), Events, Future, PACE, Paradigm Change, Sustainability, Transformation, Uncategorized

Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) Register for Financing the Regenaissance Financing the Regenaissance Followed by Q&A with Jonathan Cloud and Victoria Zelin Co-Founders of Possible Planet Co-founders of Possible Planet, Jonathan Cloud and Victoria Zelin are on a mission to finance the transition to a regenerative future by creating strategies […]

An Emerging Future

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Climate change, Eco-Communities, Future, Mass Extinction, Paradigm Change, Transformation

I used to think that the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we […]

Could a Real-World Carbon Currency Save the Planet?

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Carbon, Climate change, Future, Paradigm Change, Sustainability, Transformation

A recent analysis by Ula Chrobak in Popular Science argues that Sci-fi carbon coins could actually save our planet The new currency in the novel Ministry for the Future has real-world supporters. (https://www.popsci.com/story/environment/carbon-coin-real/,March 1, 2021) The real-life carbon currency used as the basis for the “carbon coin” in Kim Stanley Robinson‘s new science fiction novel […]

Rochester NY Pilot Project in the Works

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Climate change, Commercial PACE (C-PACE), Energy Efficiency, Financing, Rochester NY

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new initiative to support the introduction of C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) in the City of Rochester. As part of this, we are seeking to conduct a national Demonstration Project for what we call Community PACE and, at the hyperlocal level, “Neighborhood PACE,” as a way […]

Do We Live in an Intelligent Universe?

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Biosphere, Climate change, Future, Paradigm Change, Transformation

The universe has been set up in an exquisitely specific way so that evolution could produce the people that are sitting here today and we could use our intelligence to talk about the universe. We see a formidable power in the ability to use our minds and the tools we’ve created to gather evidence, to […]

New Stormwater Fees the Perfect Opportunity for PACE

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Energy Efficiency, New Jersey, PACE, Stormwater, Uncategorized, Water

[Reposted from NewJerseyPACE.org] NJ’s 2019 stormwater utility bill (A2694/S1073) authorizes municipalities to collect fees on parking lots and other impervious surfaces to fund improvements to failing stormwater systems. But it has many commercial property owners concerned that they will now face significant new charges on their property. If the legislature and the Murphy Administration want […]

Winning on the Language and the Substance of Climate Change

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Climate change, Future, Language, Paradigm Change, Transformation

Some of us already know how important language is, but it never hurts to be reminded, especially with examples that show that we’re winning the war on climate change. The language we use has a direct relationship to what we can create. This includes not only written and verbal communication, but also the language we’re […]

NJ About to Take a Giant Step Toward Greater Energy Efficiency

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New Jersey has long sought to be a leader in energy efficiency. However, the state has had limited success in this intention.  Under the Christie Administration, the Clean Energy Fund was raided by half a billion dollars to balance the state’s budget. As Steve Gabel has noted, “A recent ranking by the respected American Council […]