UPDATE | Japan’s Solar Bid: An “Olympics for the Earth”

Artist rendering of the proposed all-solar Olympic stadium

Artist's rendering of the proposed all-solar Olympic stadium

UPDATE/ 2 October 2009/ IOC Picks Rio de Janeiro

Wonderful effort, Japan! Congratulations, Rio!

Yesterday in Copenhagen, Japan made what is likely its final attempt to convince the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that Tokyo is the natural choice to host the 2016 summer Olympics

“By awarding Tokyo the 2016 Games,” said Ichiro Kono, head of the Tokyo 2016 bid campaign, “the IOC will enable a new model of sustainability…(and) environmental best practice.”

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Update | Desperately Seeking Solar

Cooler Planet’s Cool Map

{See update (9/29/09) at bottom of this article…}

When I first became serious about “going solar” one of the first calls I made was to the Web-based CoolerPlanet. Why them? Meh…because I saw a link to their site somewhere on the Web. Now, it turns out that my call has been reborn as a red pixel on the map above, providing a timescale view associated with interest in solar power across the country.
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