You are likely here for news and ideas about efficiency, energy, transportation, food, and the climate. There’s going to be a little politics mixed in there as well.
What’s this all about?
Bob the Green Guy’s (BtGG)’s mission is to help transform energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.
I work to help businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs speed their adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables.
This site is where I’m bringing those issues together, discussing them and presenting other, more sustainable options. The articles will be where, in my own voice, I’ll share my perspective on what some of the problems are and what solutions we need to implement.
As far as I’m concerned…
We’re at cross-roads, when it comes to how we use energy, how we get around and where our food comes from. I hope the information I share is something you can use to bring your use of energy, your transportation alternatives and your food consumption more into alignment with your values.
We’ll discuss the down side of the fossil fuel industry, as well as some of the issues directly related to it like fracking and pipelines. Yes, I’ll be sharing coverage about train wrecks and pipeline spills on occasion, if, for no other reason than to remind you that these things happen every single day. We need to reverse that trend.
I tell you about cool new ways of harvesting the energy from the sun, wind and water, about alternative ways for getting around and about how the planet needs to feed itself. There are reviews on things like electric bikes and motorcycles to electric cars, buses and delivery vehicles. There is a lot going on in these industries and it’s hard to keep up. I’ll do my best to bring you some of the alternatives.
Can I get you a bite to eat?
I’m uncomfortable with the present state of the world’s food supply. The industrial food complex is not serving the public well (pun intended). There are lots of people working on making a food production system that is much healthier and more local, where you know the person who grows your food. It’s happening around Vermont and around the world. You’ll find “Success Stories,” examples of how it will need to be done. I share updates about the work of organizations like Rural Vermont, the Vermont Natural Resource Council and Vermont’s Northeastern Organic Farmers Associate and show you how you can be supporting their work.
What will it be like?
Will transformation happen over night? It needs to, but it won’t. What I’m trying to do is make it as easy as possible for you to learn about the things you can do to bring us closer to a more sustainable world, even if it’s just your little part of the world. Register for the site and get my weekly email every Sunday morning.
More About Bob
I’ve been an advocate for all things energy, transportation and food related for nearly 40 years. I’ve been figuring out how the web and social media work and applying it specifically to my causes. It’s been a lot of trial and error and probably will continue to be for as long as the technology changes. Spreading the word about these issues is easier than ever. Doing it tastefully is the art in the work. Apparently I’m doing something right.
Recently, Andrea Stander, Director of the state-wide grassroots organization Rural Vermont, and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin presented me with the Environmental Communicator Award for my commitment to environmental communication. Here’s what she said,
Bob is the digital age’s equivalent of a charismatic itinerant preacher blended with Johnny Appleseed. Bob effectively uses his considerable skills for leveraging the power of digital media to “spread the word” and his tireless dedication to “showing up” at any event or gathering (in VT or NH) where there might be the opportunity to gently bend someone’s ear about the value and opportunity of clean renewable energy, especially when it comes to the PACE program. Through his own effort, he has become knowledgeable in all the latest green technologies and he can talk about them in plain compelling language that wins over even the most skeptical. Bob is fearless in talking to anyone and absolutely committed to doing everything he can to promote the widespread adoption of conservation, energy efficiency, sustainability and ending our reliance on fossil fuels.”