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We’re Moving to A New Shiny Happy Blog!

You heard it right – ecosumo did some upgrading to its blog so that we could organize content better, share content with more social media venues, and make things just a wee bit easier on us to manage.  So as of RIGHT NOW, we’re going to start posting our content at – dun, dun, dun! – www.ecosumoblog.com.

One awesome new part of www.ecosumoblog.com is that it is prepped (not active, but the foundation is there) to have a whole community profile system where you’ll be able to interact with other community members – share green tips, network with other eco-netizens, and even coordinate to meet up in the real world for grass roots efforts to do things such as plant trees, create a gardening commune, and a zillion other tree-huggy hippie love child save the planet stuff that we love!

We’ll have all the same categories and all the content from this blog is moved over there already so you can still research all our previous content.  This blog will be kept live for a few months while we get www.ecosumoblog.com indexed with the search engines.

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September 24, 2009 at 9:11 pm Leave a comment

Who Killed the Electric Car

Alright, perhaps we’re a little late in writing about one of our favorite documentaries, Who Killed the Electric Car, but better late than never.  We’re writing this post more as a promotional effort so more people will watch it.  You can read robust articles about WKTEC on the wikipedia article for it and watch some clips on YouTube (linked below).

The documentary really is astounding in the way it calmly presents a very unnerving situation of how the American government, Big Auto, and even the American consumer killed what would have been the rebirth of an amazing new industry.  We do feel perhaps that they could have gotten more interviews from the other side of the argument, but other than that its a pretty balanced view of the story.

September 19, 2009 at 7:13 pm 1 comment

The End of Suburbia

This documentary, The End of Suburbia, is worth your time.  It concerns itself with how Suburbia(s) came to be built up – the why and how especially, with healthy doses of what was used, when, who(se) desires made them possible, and where they are located (believe it or not, there are concentric rings of suburbias to be qualified and quantified.)

The documentary has interviews with practicioners (designers of suburban neighborhoods), theoreticians (writers, researchers, academics), and economists (the energy industry, especially) whom all speak to the changes that Suburbia’s represent (past and present tense), the changes they are experiencing (present tense), and those that are yet to come (future tense).  Kind of like Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for the geographically distributed American Dream.  The “cast” includes:James Howard Kunstler, Peter Calthorpe, Michael Klare, Richard Heinberg, Matthew Simmons and many more.

The topic is a must if you are interested in the energy industry, the future of urban and suburban areas, supply chain management, cost of living, ecologically conscious motivations that will be motivated by the  power to move goods from point A to Z, peak oil, and genearly what the next 50 years will do to your living situation/community.

You can get the movie HERE.  Please – if you watch it, comment to us here on the blog and let us know your thoughts.  This documentary severely affected the way we see the everyday world – supermarkets, gas stations, recycling, waste, ecology, our neighborhoods, our cities, the highway system, and much, much more.

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Peace…ecosumo

April 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm Leave a comment


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