Archive for July 2nd, 2009

Holy Crap! Toilet-Paper Wedding Dress Displays Unparalleled Dedication
Toilet paper wedding dress photo
Photo credit: Cheap Chic Weddings

Major, major kudos to Ann Kagawa Lee of Honolulu, Hawaii, winner of Cheap Chic Wedding’s annual toilet-paper wedding dress contest, who made this mind-boggling matrimonial ensemble out of bathroom tissue—a textile fit for a recession!—tape, glue, and a breathtaking amount of commitment.

Lee’s stunningly detailed creation, which has drawn comparisons to an Oscar de la Renta couture gown, according to the Web site, was inspired by a potent combo of Gone W…
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Holy Crap! Toilet-Paper Wedding Dress Displays Unparalleled Dedication
Toilet paper wedding dress photo
Photo credit: Cheap Chic Weddings

Major, major kudos to Ann Kagawa Lee of Honolulu, Hawaii, winner of Cheap Chic Wedding’s annual toilet-paper wedding dress contest, who made this mind-boggling matrimonial ensemble out of bathroom tissue—a textile fit for a recession!—tape, glue, and a breathtaking amount of commitment.

Lee’s stunningly detailed creation, which has drawn comparisons to an Oscar de la Renta couture gown, according to the Web site, was inspired by a potent combo of Gone W…
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Washington D.C. Event: Fashion Fights Poverty Hosts Fashion Swap on July 18
Fashion Fights Poverty photo
Photo credit: Fashion Fights Poverty

Mark your calendars: One of the largest fashion fundraisers in our nation’s capital, Fashion Fights Poverty, will be hosting Washington, D.C.’s first fashion swap on July 18.

Bring in your gently used togs to be consigned, traded for “new to you” pieces, or donated to D.C.’s Covenant House, an organization that offers shelter, protection, food, clothing, counseling, and job training to disadvantaged youth. Details below….
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Transport TW: Zero Emission Car Powered By Magnetic Fields
transporter tw
Photo courtesy of EcoFriend

Car designer Harsha Vardhan suggests that this two-wheeler concept is the car of the future.

His Transporter TW (Twin Wheel) is a single-seater electric vehicle that uses magnetic fields for driving the car. The two gianormous wheels, suspended over a superconducting fluid, are propelled by those shifting…
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Fisker’s good Karma

Fisker’s good Karma

Fisker Karma

The Karma is a plug-in hybrid with four doors and a GT-style body.

(Credit: CNET)

Among the different alternative-fuel strategies playing out, Henrik Fisker is betting big on plug-in hybrids. At a recent dinner speech, he said plug-in hybrids, or PHEVs, will be the dominant type of car for the …

Originally posted at The Car Tech blog

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All Ocean-Going Ships Near California’s Coast Must Now Use Cleaner Fuel
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Photo: Flickr, CC

This is a Big Deal
A Californian regulation mandating that all ocean-going vessels within 24 miles of the state’s coast must use cleaner burning low-sulfur diesel fuel is now in effect. This will have a big impact on air quality (big cargo ships have terrible emissions, and we too often overlook them and focus on cars & trucks), reducing smog and saving an estimated 3,600 people from premature deaths between 2009 and 2015. “The req…
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EDUN LIVE and YOOX.com Introduce "Ever.Green" Tees Designed by Celebrities
Angela Lindvall YOOXYGEN photo
Photo credit: Edun

This week saw the launch of a sustainable collaboration between YOOX.com, an online fashion and design boutique, and EDUN LIVE, an offshoot of EDUN that specializes in T-shirts. Dubbed “ever.green,” the series of limited-edition, 100 percent organic cotton tees for men and women will capitalize on the star power of its celeb guest designers to garner sales, the proceeds of which will go directl…
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Five exploratory leases issued for offshore wind in the U. S.

The U.S. government has issued five exploratory leases for renewable wind energy production on the Outer Continental Shelf.

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UK offshore winds can provide an extra 25GW

Energy Minister Lord Hunt has announced that an extra 25GW of offshore wind energy could be accommodated around the UK’s shores, in addition to the 8GW already built or planned.

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NREL and RES Americas sign agreement

NREL and RES Americas sign agreement

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and wind energy developer Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc.

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Norway focuses on offshore wind power

Norway focuses on offshore wind power

Norway has proposed a new law to develop sea-based wind power as part of a plan to diversify from offshore oil and gas in favour of renewable energy.

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Jobs In Solar: PV Systems Project Manager (Bedford, MA )
Reply to: job-kybym-1245876427@craigslist.org
Date: 2009-06-29, 6:01PM EDT

PV Systems Project Manger

Position Summary: Manage and coordinate installation construction project details for PV Systems.

Responsibilities:

• Coordinate activities between sales, engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, and installation crew to successfully implement PV systems
• Directly interact with customers and suppliers to ensure projects meet customer expectations as well as contractual obligations
• Manage project schedule
• Communicate risks to schedule where appropriate
• Track cost performance against budget
• Ability to prepare layouts when required
• Support multi-faceted projects to schedule

Job Qualifications:

• BS ME, EE, IE or related project management background
• 5 to 10 years experience in facility project management
• Field construction experience in both electrical and mechanical installations
• Familiarity with solar PV systems, electrical codes
• Demonstrated ability to manage projects
• Excellent communication skills
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, MS Project
• Ability to travel

Spire Corporation is a Massachusetts corporation incorporated in 1969 with its principal offices located in Bedford, Massachusetts. Spire is a diversified technology company serving the solar energy, biomedical, telecommunications and defense industries. Spire Corporation is the leader in providing manufacturing equipment and turnkey production lines to produce photovoltaic (PV) modules.

Spire Corporation offers competitive salaries and a first class benefits package. We take pride in a pleasant, non-smoking work environment.

To apply please indicate the position for which you are applying along with your salary requirements in your cover letter. Please send your resume by email or fax. We prefer all documentation by email with attachments in MS Word or PDF format. Please note, due to the large volume of responses we receive from our postings, we are not able to respond directly to each individual who applies or expresses interest in Spire, or accept inquiries by telephone. While we are happy to accept unsolicited resumes, we typically only contact applicants who apply for advertised openings. If there is interest in scheduling an interview for an available position, one of our representatives will contact you.

Spire Corporation
Attn: Human Resources Department
One Patriots Park
Bedford, MA 01730-2396/USA
Email:careers@spirecorp.com

Spire is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/H/V) and encourages diversity in the workplace.

Location: Bedford, MA

  • Compensation: Competitive
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


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Jobs In Solar: SolarTec USA is seeking Installers Los Angeles Area
Reply to: fred@solartecusa.com
Date: 2009-06-30, 3:13PM PDT

SOLAR INSTALLERS AND MRKETING PERSONEL ARE NEEDED

SolarTec USA is seeking talented, enthusiastic & committed people to join its expanding operation for SOLAR INSTALLERS. Installer must be Licensed Installers with C10 or C46 preferred.

We also have solar installation TRAINING for individuals on July 11 & 12 from 8am – 5pm. The fee is $395. Please email your resume to: Fred@SolarTecUSA.com.

Or Contact Us at: (888) TRY 1 SOLAR or (888) 879-1765

Compensation: Per job performance and commission.

  • This is a contract job.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


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