24 May '11, 8pm

Getting green and happy by exporting pollution and misery: not cool

Getting green and happy by exporting pollution and misery: not cool

Do you know where your Apple gadgets come from? Two things I've seen recently have got me thinking about how the Western world solves its problems by exporting them. First, over the weekend I saw The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs , a one-man theater performance from Seattle's own Mike Daisey . It's an absolutely brilliant show, at turns laugh-out-loud funny and heart-wrenching. It combines two concurrent narratives. One is about the history of Apple, the unique design genius (and personal ruthlessness) of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and -- most amusingly -- Daisey's deep and authentic love of tech gadgets generally and Mac products specifically. (There's a bit about how the new router makes the old router look unbearably slow that had me in tears. It's like he knows me!) The other narrative is about how Apple's gadgets are made. And oh, man, is it worse than you think. The...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-05-24-getting-green-and...

Tweets

It's another Cool Green Morning: Happy Monday! ...

blog.nature.org 23 May '11, 2pm

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 23 Written by Nicole Levins Published on May 23rd, 2011 | Discuss This Article Hey, we’re ...

Happy World Turtle Day!

conservation.org 23 May '11, 6pm

CI is working with IUCN and other partners to raise awareness of the plight of tortoises and freshwater turtles around the...

Get your day started on a green foot with our d...

blog.nature.org 26 May '11, 2pm

Today’s news will help you go green at home, at school and at the store: The country’s first large-scale textile recycling...

Happy Memorial Day: here are lots of family out...

nwf.org 30 May '11, 12pm

A daily dose of the outdoors will improve your family's overall well-being and inspire a life-long appreciation of wildlif...