Category Archives: Environment

@nycework tweet digest: 06/23-28/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? The 3% Rule for a healthy bottom line; edible landscaping; being eco-friendly at work and play; safe and courteous bike sharing; throwing caution to the wind..and soil…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 23 through June 28, 2013:

Low-hanging grapes

Low-hanging grapes, perfect for city landscapes.
(Photo credit: Andreas Fischler via Wikimedia Commons)

  • A quote and reminder by Kahlil Gibran about why you should spend more time with Mother Earth;
  • an article listing 52 inexpensive ways you can be Earth-friendlier;
  • an article about using The 3% Rule to find and keep clients who enjoy doing business with you;
  • a video featuring Pat Warhurst talking about using city landscapes for growing fruits and vegetables instead of inedible plants;
  • an article listing 10 eco-friendly tips for your workplace;
  • a humorous set of images depicting basic tips and etiquette for users of New York City’s bike sharing program;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post featuring Shawn Achor talking about the happy secret to working better.

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Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes

Top 10 Green At Work Tips

Author: Lara Hill

The present state of the environment has encouraged us to think of ecological awareness not as some farfetched concept, but as a practical consideration; an investment in the short-term future.  This refreshing new attitude has become increasingly apparent in the workplace, as more offices adopt green practices for their employees to follow.  Saving the world is no longer just for the government and special interest organizations – every little bit helps, and here are a few of the things you can do at work to contribute to this most worthy of causes. Continue reading

@nycework tweet digest: 06/16-21/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? The secret link between happiness and better work; helping someone is helping yourself; using “unclear” words to connect with your audience; noble computing; they summon your apps with light and sound; your gadget is a marketing spy; whoa, they can hack that, too…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 16 through June 21, 2013:

Identity

Internet marketers can track you by “fingerprinting” your devices.
(Image credit: Adaiyaalam via Wikipedia Commons)

  • A quote by H. Norman Schwartzkopf about what happens when you help someone meet a goal;
  • an article about how crooks use music, lighting and TV frequencies to trigger malicious apps in smartphones and other devices;
  • a video in which Shawn Achor shares the secret formula for happiness and better work;
  • a list of words that have many meanings, which makes them perfect for “spicing up” your headlines and titles;
  • a list article suggesting ways you can compute and be environmentally friendly;
  • an article about how Internet marketers are silently and aggressively tracking you by “fingerprinting” the devices you use to access the Internet;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post featuring Avi Rubin talking about how easily hackable all technological devices are.

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Busting Green Myths – Five Common Misperceptions

A sprout in a lightbulb

Image credit: TakingITGlobal via Wikipedia

By Adam Whinston

In my line of work, I often overhear misperceptions about the challenges and hazards of adopting a greener lifestyle. Some of these reflect longstanding beliefs that were once true, but are no longer true today. Others are pure hearsay, and yet others are deliberately spread by parties with an entrenched interest. To clear the air and make it easier for people to make good decisions about greening their lifestyle, I debunk some of the most common myths. Continue reading

@nycework tweet digest: 05/19-24/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Peeking into your future using big data; quick, homemade budget cuts; dirty ice in fast food places; you’re harboring moody bacteria; sustainable city farming; gadgets too advanced for their own good; daring to fail greatly…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 19 and May 24, 2013:

3D-modeled vertical farm

3D-modeled vertical farm
(Image credit: Cjacobs627 at en.wikipedia)

  • A quote by Robert F. Kennedy about the achievement ability of people who aren’t afraid to fail;
  • an article about scientists’ discovery that our bodies harbor kinds of bacteria that affect our health, our weight and our mood;
  • an article about a student’s experiment that found 70 percent of tested fast-food ice was dirtier than toilet water samples taken from the same establishment;
  • an article about how vertical farming using skyscraper greenhouses could produce sustainable, city-grown, inexpensive food;
  • an article about 5 quick ways to cut household bills; (NOTE: the section on tax savings might be outdated, so consult your accountant or tax specialist for up-to-date tax-saving strategies);
  • an article about 5 old gadgets that didn’t become popular because they were ahead of their time;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about how information you share publicly might be used to predict your future.

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@nycework tweet digest: 05/12-17/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Getting good at being you; healthcare for $60 or less per month; budgeting successfully through thick and thin; big data as the new crystal ball; the dangers of being profiled with eye-tracking technology; what you can do with tiny computers; eco-friendly paper towel etiquette…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 12 and May 17, 2013:

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
(Image credit: Wikipedia)

  • A quote by Abraham Lincoln urging you to be good at being you;
  • an article about how information you share publicly can be used to predict your future;
  • an article about a doctor who charges $60 or less per month for basic healthcare because he believes the U.S. healthcare system sacrifices patients’ health for profit;
  • an article discussing ways to use USB flash drive-sized PCs that run Android or other GNU/Linux-based operating systems;
  • an article about how eye-tracking technology could pose serious risks to your privacy;
  • a video demonstration of an eco-friendlier way to dry your hands using a small amount of paper towel;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about 5 ways to “make it” regardless of the state of the economy.

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