For over 40 years, since the first Earth Day, we’ve been told to turn off the lights when we leave a room and turn off the water while brushing our teeth and that this would save the planet. I have never believed a word of it, even as I have dutifully followed the advice. I also recycle and compost and grow a bit of my own food… It just never feels like my small efforts can possibly make any real difference.
For years, I have been waiting for real innovation. Something big. Bigger than windmills. Bigger than a few solar panels on the roof. Bigger than high speed rail.
Here is the kind of innovation I’ve been waiting for:
This kind of talk makes me feel optimistic about the future. This is the kind of stuff I wish our government would invest in.