Personal Success Habit. Pessimism provides no survival advantage– it only leads to giving up. There is always hope– even in the face of incredible challenges (like Churchill in England during WWII).
Internet Resources. Grist.org, The New Yorker cartoon page, & the Borowitz Report satire
Quantum Quote: “The extraction, conversion and use of energy is the single largest cause of air & water pollution, single largest consumer of clean water, single largest funnel of resources supporting terrorism, and the single largest emitter of greenhouse gases —- time for that to stop.” –Scott Sklar
Internet Resources: State & Regional Chapters of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) for contractors who operate under ethic guidelines. American Solar Energy Society (ASES) for technologies. World Resources Institute (WRI).Books: Any Amory Lovins book. Lovin’s quote: “Electricity without fire.” (quote: “The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of rocks”). Thomas Friedman: “Hot, Flat & Crowded” & “Lexus & the Olive Trees.”
Quantum Quote: “If you find a job that you’re passionate about, you’ll never have to work a day in your life”.
Internet Resource: Informational webinars – www.uvwebinars.com
Best Advice he’s ever received: Don’t take no for an answer– and don’t piss people off when you’re not accepting no.
Personal Habit that contributes to Jeff’s success: Perseverance. Win-Win-Win
Internet Resources: UVWebinars.com; DisinfectionLighting.com
Best Advice he’s ever received: Always be learning. Think in a 3-dimensional way – look at every idea from different angles.
Internet Resources: https://microgridknowledge.com/
Book Recommendation: The Wind Power Story: A Century of Innovation that Reshaped the Global Energy Landscape by Brandon N. Owens
Quantum Quote: Albert Einstein: “Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world.”
Recommended Book: “Mindset” by Carol Dweck
- Tournesol Kids: tournesolkids.org/
- Environmentally friendly products for your house:Ewg.org
- St. John’s Well Child and Family Center: wellchild.org
- The Whole Child – Serving children and families through mental health, housing, parenting and nutrition services: thewholechild.org
- Dr. Cowan’s personal practice: drstephencowan.com
Quantum Quote: “The best way to predict the future – is to invent it”. – Alan Kay, former Xerox researcher.
Internet Resources: Climate Nexus: climatenexus.org
Book Recommendation: Designing Climate Solutions by Hal Harvey
Quantum Quote: “the iPhone has 100,000 times more computing power than an entire Apollo rocket ship that went to the moon”
Internet Resources: Energy and Environment Twitter sources.
Book Recommendation: Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn. Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold.