The Latest by Peter Campbell

Director of IT

Peter Campbell working at Earthjustice from 2007–2012.

May 17, 2011

What Bill Gates Should Know About Solar Energy

Former Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates gave a talk last month at TED on Climate Change. His overall point was dead on—we need big solutions for a big problem. And he’s a man who is willing to back what he speaks about financially. But it was interesting to see him dismiss the small steps in a somewhat cynical fashion, characterizing home installations of solar panels as an ineffectual fad for the rich.

October 15, 2009

A Sane Proposal Regarding Climate Change

A Blog Action Day post: stop factory farming

August 17, 2009

The Environmental Legacy of Woodstock

Some Woodstock artists had a lasting impact on our environment.

May 20, 2009

How Technology Might Shape the Future of Our Cities

The future is now — at least, the future is now in theaters. And what the future looks like, particularly, our cities in the future, is highly disputed in the pop culture realm. Take this article contrasting Star Trek‘s vision of San Francisco with Terminator: Salvation’s view of same. One movie envisions a future where …

May 4, 2009

Flying in Place: Videoconferencing

As an information technology director whose livelihood depends pretty heavily on the use of electricity, I’m constantly looking for meaningful ways that the technology I’m immersed in can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases. The saying "If you aren’t part of the solution you’re part of the problem" doesn’t even suffice — technology is …

December 17, 2008

Greening Your Gadgets

It’s a conundrum: how can you reduce your carbon footprint without giving up all of your nifty electronic gadgets?  And, if this isn’t your conundrum, it’s surely your spouse’s, or your kid’s or your cousin’s, right? Cell phones, iPods,  PCs, laptops, TVs, DVDs, VCRs, DVRs, GPSs, radios, stereos, and home entertainment systems are just a …