Being the Change

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was
the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the
season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it … Read More.

Getting Involved

While gathering material for this post, I came across this quote by Martina Navratilova (tennis superstar); “The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”
Great advice for super star attainment. However, while the pig’s level of commitment is no doubt essential to becoming a … Read More.

Be Prepared With Telsa

In 1995, a young immigrant (from South Africa via Canada) turned his back on Stanford University’s PhD program after being enrolled for just two days. Without fanfare, he stepped onto the world’s stage with a vision of changing the world and humanity
In the 22 years since that fateful decision to forego a PhD in favor … Read More.

Being Prepared

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the US Government has taken steps to encourage all citizens to make their own survival preparations, and since 2004, September has been officially designated as National Preparedness Month. September was chosen for two reasons. First, the tragedies of 9/11 highlighted to the nation the importance of being prepared, … Read More.

Simple Living

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
– Confucius
Ah yes, simple living. Who hasn’t, at some time, wished for a simpler life? Which then begs the question: why do we feel the need to live more simply? Are we frustrated? Stressed out? Fed up? Sick and tired of being sick and tired? … Read More.

EV Roadmap 9 Is Almost Here

[ July 20, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. July 21, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Interested In the Future of Electric Vehicles?
Take in the EV Roadmap 9 at the World  Trade Center, 121, SW Salmon St., Portland OR
We are excited to attend the EV Roadmap 9 Conference, this July in Portland, OR. If you are interested in exploring Electric Vehicle emerging trends, sharing best practices, and mapping the road ahead, … Read More.

Solar Synergy 2.0

We at the Green Living Journal believe that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system, combined with in-home battery storage, is the only sensible, sustainable tool that individuals can use to reduce their impact on the environment, protect themselves from rising electric rates, and provide energy security in the event of disasters (natural or otherwise). In other … Read More.

The Grass is Always Greener

Ok, so it’s not the grass that we are talking about, it’s the tools that we use in our yards – mowers, trimmers, clippers, pruners, cultivators, and saws – that can be a lot greener. As Bob Dylan says, “The times they are a – changin,’ ” and, as history has so often shown, it’s … Read More.

Electric Living

Gas Powered Washing Machines
How many of us give our washing machines a second thought? And why should we? They’re reliable, automatic, hidden away, and quietly serve us when needed, with little fuss or mess.
It was not always so.
Back in the “good ole days”, Maytag (and others) built gasoline engine-powered washing machines because only cities had … Read More.

Big Money Against GMO Labeling

And So It Begins. The big money pours in against GMO labeling.
This is what came in my mail on Saturday, and so I decided to take a closer look. A closer look at the No on 92 Coalition, that is, and I did find what I was looking for.
Guess what? The usual suspects are pouring … Read More.