Quantum Quotes and SuperNovas

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Ron Kamen

Ron Kamen has decades of expertise & leadership in catalyzing exponential change in sustainable energy adoption with communities, governments, non-profits, and businesses.

From EarthDay Everywhere to Proving the Possible with Denis Hayes

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

Solar: Slow-No to the Speed of Light with Scott Sklar, The Stella Group

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.”

The Least Expensive Energy #1: LED Lighting

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

Fighting Covid-19 with UV Lighting and Ionized Air

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

Cattle Cowboy to Wind Entrepreneur to UL Microgrids with Andy Kruse, HOMER Energy

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

Our Children’s Health & Nature with Stephen Cowan, MD

Quantum Quote: Albert Einstein: “Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world.”

Recommended Book: “Mindset” by Carol Dweck

Web Resources:

  • 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

Building the Business Climate Voice with Bill Weihl

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

Saving $5 Trillion with the “Value of Solar” Karl Rabago

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.

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