Solar Power isn't Feasible!

Solar Power isn't Feasible!
This cartoon was on the cover of the book "SolarGas" by David Hoye. It echoes the Sharp Solar slogan "Last time I checked nobody owned the sun!"

Monday, June 8, 2009

National Geographic Emerging Explorers Symposium, Washington DC

We've arrived in Washington DC for what must be the most exciting symposium I've ever attended: The National Geographic Emerging Explorer's Symposium where, for an entire week, we get to present our Solar CIITES work alongside what one of our colleagues called a veritable "pantheon of luminary explorers", among them Zeresenay Alemseged, Gregory D. S. Anderson, Tim Appenzeller, Robert Ballard, Kenny Broad, Christina Conlee, Wade Davis, Jared Diamond, Luke Dollar, Sylvia Earle, Kirsten Elstner, Mike Fay, John Francis, Terry Garcia, Grace Gobbo, Beverly Goodman, K. David Harrison, Kristofer Helgen, Fred Hiebert, Zeb Hogan, Ben Horton, Shafqat Hussain, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Albert Lin, Malik Marjan, Boyd Matson, Sam Meacham, Kurt Mutchler, Robert Pitman, Reza, Dominique Rissolo, Eric Sala, Katsufumi Sato, Paul Sereno, Greg Stone, Josh Thome, Katey Walter, Jonathan Waterman , Ted Waitt, Spencer Wells, Michael Wesche, and Nathan Wolfe, and Cheryl Zook.
One of the joys of this is being able to bring our friends and colleagues from Cairo into the auditorium of National Geographic through the medium of the blogosphere. We are presenting our ''melodic-mnemonic'' music-video "Talkin' Trash" to bring science, urban planning, social and environmental advocacy and authentic voice from marginalized communities to the world and presenting a short video of Hanna demonstrating the "home kitchen-waste to cooking gas system" we built. Since you may not be able to make it to the symposium, you can view both here, in this "virtual classroom without borders" in the blogosphere: