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La Marguerite

A girl's view of sustainability and social media

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Just Bragging . . .lamargueriteTweets La Marguerite

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 17:33:56 +0000

This morning I was surprised by two delightful tweets from fellow green and social media guru, Max Gladwell, and visual green thinker Franke James: What’s the fuss about? A mention in the UK Guardian, from Do The Green Thing startup co-founders Andy Hobsbawm and Naresh Ramshandani: Which tech businesses or web thinkers are the ones […](image)

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10 Reasons to Start Up With a Wikilamarguerite

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 00:38:11 +0000

It’s been several months already, since I started working on a new green tech project. And I want to share my excitement about our most favorite tool, our team wiki. Short and sweet, here are ten reasons why we could not do without our wiki: It’s free. Not all wikis are, but we found one […](image)

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What Are You Doing to Manage Your Water Needs?lamargueritewater-risks_food-sector_ceres-study

Fri, 06 Mar 2009 00:38:26 +0000

Not a day goes by, without yet another report on the growing risks posed by the increasing scarcity of water. Today’s report is from the Pacific Institute: Water Scarcity & Climate Change: Growing Risks for Businesses & Investors and CERES. Taking agriculture/food, the sector of interest to me, the applicable risks fall as follow: Physical […](image)

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Green Window Into the Futurelamargueritetweet_lamarguerite05tweet_lamarguerite04tweet_lamarguerite03tweet_lamarguerite01

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 07:43:04 +0000

It started with a tweet: Twitter is great that way. I know of no better forum for validating one’s seemingly universal thoughts and feelings. Yesterday, I got seized with a severe case of eco² panic. Eco like green. Eco like economic. Images of CO2 going nuts, and us still not getting our act together, despite […](image)

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“6 Ways to Make Web 2.0 Work” or Just One?lamarguerite

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 06:13:45 +0000

Today, McKinsey just released the results of a survey amongst executives on Web 2.0 adoption. Here are some excerpts: 1. The transformation to a bottom-up culture needs help from the top. Web 2.0 projects often are seen as grassroots experiments, and leaders sometimes believe the technologies will be adopted without management intervention—a “build it and […](image)

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Learning From the Blogging Divas: 8 Tricks to Being a Successful Woman Bloggerlamarguerite

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 06:00:24 +0000

About to start writing copy for my new blog, Grocery Chick, I figured what better way  to learn than from the masters, in this case the top fifteen women bloggers – according to Technorati authority rankings: The Huffington Post, of course! Arianna Huffington is my heroin, and not a day goes by without me paying […](image)

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The Big Risk of Insanely Small Nanoparticles in Our FoodlamargueriteSo Small It Can Hurt Youfood-and-agriculture-companies-engaged-in-nanotechnology-rdnanomaterials-in-foods-and-beveragesnanomaterials-in-food-packagingnanomaterials-in-food-packaging-02nanomaterials-in-food-additives

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 23:58:41 +0000

The more I learn about what’s in our food, the more concerned, and outraged I get. I spent this morning immersed in Friends of the Earth‘s report on ‘Out of the Laboratory and onto our Plates: Nanotechnology in Food & Agriculture’. Scary stuff! Consider this: Friends of the Earth’s new report finds that untested nanotechnology […](image)

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Google Earth is Becoming Google Water!lamargueritegoogle_earth_ocean

Tue, 03 Feb 2009 02:03:36 +0000

Google Earth’s gotten even cooler now, and “just got an upgrade to include oceans. Previously, the space between Earth’s recognizable landmasses had flat blue and, well, not all that educational.” That’s all good for marine life enthusiasts. Being more of a land girl, I wish Google Earth did not stop there. How about adding yet […](image)

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Green Lining Under Depressed Economylamarguerite

Wed, 28 Jan 2009 18:13:05 +0000

I am usually fairly casual about my finances. Barely a glance at my Mastercard statement. I pay, no questions asked. Until today, when I noticed a monthly charge of $50.32, from New York Times Sales. That struck me as a lot of money, all of a sudden. The representative at the end of the line […](image)

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One Big Environmental Messlamarguerite

Sat, 24 Jan 2009 06:43:49 +0000

Today, four stories displayed next to each other, in the National section of the New York Times: Boise Region Grapples With Smog, a Growing Threat After years of growth and suburban development, the region that includes Boise and its suburbs, known as the Treasure Valley, is on the brink of violating federal clean air standards, […](image)

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