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Many of us greenies will be reading the Age online and uttering profanities after reading that technology has been developed to send advertising through glass windows, through 'bone conduction'. As you rest your weary head aboard the train, the new techy juggernauts have the ability to prime your brain so that you the commuter will go and buy otherwise unwanted things. Uggh!
Apparently they are looking in to extending the application to transmitting news, weather, and music. I was also quite surprised to hear that in Germany there has been a positive reaction to this! Methinks us aussie commuters will find it too invasive - being more reserved types, I know I would. There is nothing nicer than resting one's head and feeling the rumble and rocking, back and forth and the meditative trance this engenders when travelling on PT.
Now this website is all about green messages - so it occurred to me that you could use the technology to prime people for good purposes - such as, did you put that piece of litter in the recycling bin, or did you pump extra air in to your tyres this month?
There are no end of good applications but I still think that there will be an outcry! Communication and information boundaries need to be enforced at some point.
Playing around with the use of spelling as the way you spell something can be crucial in the way people find your site and key words.
Hello Google Ranking search engine - my name is Nicole Kuna for today (I have removed one 'l' for a bit of fun.)
I thought to boost site visits, I'd try spelling the phrase 'green humour' without a 'u'. There are probably some 100 million or so users who spell green humour, and probably well over a billion english speakers who spell it the American way, without the 'u'.
So in an effort to lift my google ranking (with green humour we are listed under the first two sites) I will experiment for now, by changing the spelling. Clearly, just one letter can mean the difference between being known and anonymity in green message land!
Then, as an addendum to this post, I now find I'm up on the first page with 'green humor' so it didn't take long for Google Ranking to find this webpage. Then, it occurred to me (I can be a bit slow and vague at times!) that the words environmental humour must be used as well. (This site is on page 3 under that search word, although I will update this as time goes on.)
So the Resources page on this website has now been changed so that the words 'Green Humor' are used alternately with environmental humour.
I find that when searching you need to play around with the order you put your words too. Definitely put the most important ones towards the top of your article, web page, post, as they might not get picked up if they are further down.
Be careful to chose topics people are more likely to be searching for! I am a tad slow to pick up on that one.
I've been getting a bit lazy with posting photographs, so that will definitely need to change to suit those colour-philes out there!
Might be fun for a city to have shopping strips competing against each other as to who has the most shops dedicated to sustainability with the top one receiving the sustainable shopping strip award. The judging could be on the basis of their products sold in the strip of shops - or internal shopping strip (as the case may be). I think existing awards are often based on centres and municipalities reducing carbon footprint, pollution and waste.
Either way it would be great as a green marketing tool!
I have been doing some work for Bee Sustainable in Lygon St, Brunswick East, which is an establishment that promotes bee-keeping, sets up home hives, as well as promoting home food production - preserve, sausage, cider and bread-making kits, selling related equipment, sustainable gifts and runs workshops along the lines of bee-keeping and local food providoring. I think that this section of Lygon St North, East Brunswick with Vege to Go (vegan meals), and Organic grocers, a Recycled Clothing Market, and Yoga Lab plus the honey shop can vie for high end green credentials as a shopping strip, as far as greater Melbourne goes.
I will be interested to receive any comments or ideas as to other cities with a sustainable shopping options award!
Shopping can be fun, and what more fun than shopping for products that make us feel good, look after our health and coincidentally (?) that of the earth.
Just a little post to link to an interesting exhibition video about the convergence of art, design and science and a computer game - Making climate change accessible and popular. The exhibition shown in the video demonstrates the use of Infographics and Sonification. It's about not just what we say, and how we say it, but also the way the typesetting occurs to emphasize aspects of what you are communicating.
The aim of the computer game is to stop New York from flooding. Top stuff!
But let's agree that anything visually enhancing - in the days of the internet and computer games, works exceedingly well in conjunction with the written word:
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