Some folks at the UNC Keenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill have an interesting project going on at the moment. They call it the Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition (SVCIC) and it is similar to the parent event, the Venture Capital Investment Competition, except it involves “sustainable” enterprises. Unlike competitions where students pitch their business plans to VC judges, here the students are the “investors” and real entrepreneurs pitch to them. You can learn more at www.SVCIC.org.
Google has announced that its PowerMeter project is in beta. Once it is ready for public use, their PowerMeter tool should give you real-time usage statistics on your home enegy use right on your iGoogle home page.
You know that LEED has something to do with “green” buildings but do you know enough about the LEED rating system? Do you want to learn more? The U.S. Green Building Council is presenting a day long seminar on February 12th on Core Concepts and Strategies in Greenville, SC. You can find more information in the one page flyer here.
Do you also know how and where to properly dispose of flourescent bulbs (that contain mercury)? Hopefully you do, but if you want further information you can find companies that provide recycling services by looking at the map of the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers.