I have been running a weekly GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show over on Ustream every Monday at 4:30pm CET, (3:30pm GMT, right now with the hour change that is 11:30 ET and 08:30 PT).
I started slow and didn’t market it heavily as I wanted the show to grow its own legs and I wanted to become more comfortable with the medium. It has now started to develop a following and very positive feedback so I think the time has come to start talking it up more.
Above is last Monday’s show (March 16th 2009) and below is the live chat stream from people who were watching and interacting with me live during the show.
Feel free to drop by next Monday, or any Monday and join in. I plan on making the show more interactive possibly bringing people in using virtual world’s or similar technology. Also, next Monday, I have a surprise special guest in a short pre-recorded slot!
04:31 yellowpark : afternoon all
04:31 TomRaftery : Hi all – just starting
04:32 leewilkins : afternoon guys
04:32 mikeTheBee-1 : Hi all
04:33 mikeTheBee-1 : 11 viewers
04:33 dahowlett : afternoon sports fans
04:36 zSAPping : Hey
04:36 mikeTheBee-1 : Would worry a lot of people, about snoops and burglars
04:37 mikeTheBee-1 : Sell it to burlars
04:37 ustreamer-58948 : Targetted advertising and profiling.
04:38 mikeTheBee-1 : 14 viewers
04:38 yellowpark : miuke – if burglars want to get, i reckon it’ll be easier to get the data from twitter rather than analysing electricity data
04:39 yellowpark : indeed
04:40 dahowlett : I have a VERY big dog…but she’d lick you to death
04:40 leewilkins : I have a VERY small dog, and he’d fall over!
04:41 TomRaftery : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7940532.stm
04:42 mikeTheBee-1 : I heard a lot of reports on steam media about that conference
04:43 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/mar/13/charcoal-carbon
04:45 mikeTheBee-1 : Reports of rocks that will do the same on CNN this AM
04:46 TomRaftery : http://www.jetsongreen.com/2008/02/worlds-first-po.html
04:48 mikeTheBee-1 : 14 Viewers
04:48 TomRaftery : http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Energy_Resources_Materials/Environment/Connecting_climate_change_and_economic_recovery_2303
04:48 dahowlett : I wish the ads wouldn’t keep popping up…
04:49 yellowpark : did you hear of the movie coming out this week about climate change btw
04:49 leewilkins : caught a Discovery Green Science piece recently about how John Deere are now commited to going green, and are now building their machinery with Corn and Peas!
04:49 mikeTheBee-1 : http://news.softpedia.com/news/Peridotite-Rocks-Absorb-Atmospheric-Carbon-97284.shtml
04:49 yellowpark : yes
04:49 yellowpark : premiered. comes out thurs
04:50 leewilkins : coincidently the town is called Greensburg where their produced!
04:50 yellowpark : solar powered premier apparently
04:51 dahowlett : We now have our formal quote for biomass heating etc. < 2.5K euros net of grants. Gives us 100% renewable energy for as long as the olive trees continue to grow.
04:51 leewilkins : the plastics!
04:52 dahowlett : all-in
04:52 yellowpark : wow
04:52 zSAPping : via @ewh: @TomRaftery talking about new green city Masdar City; just read a good article in Technology Review Mag about it http://tr.im/hqnA
04:53 dahowlett : Running cost in winter is estimated as no more than 30 euro/week so it's a win/win/win
04:53 dahowlett : all heating and water
04:54 TomRaftery : http://www.regeneration.org/2009/03/13/climate-savers-pumps-you-up-to-power-down/
04:55 TomRaftery : http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/017964_EN
04:55 zSAPping : That link was from Ed Herrmann who can't make it into the chat.
04:56 mikeTheBee-1 : Impressive if its 95% surprises me
04:56 dahowlett : nice to see @ewH is finagling around firewalls.
04:56 ustreamer-72352 : On computers sleeping: University of Michigan just unveiled a paper on giving servers naps
04:56 ustreamer-72352 : http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~bgold/papers/meisner-asplos09.pdf
04:57 yellowpark : pvr?
04:57 yellowpark : ah. ok
04:57 mikeTheBee-1 : Good news for the http://homecamp.org.uk/ model.
04:57 dahowlett : Sky+???? WTF?
04:58 yellowpark : hardly any of these boxes are low power
04:58 mikeTheBee-1 : The LNB needs power at all times
04:58 yellowpark : i bought two new freeview boxes before xmas. Virtually none of them had low power details on the standby info
04:58 dahowlett : That's ridiculous
04:59 mikeTheBee-1 : LNB=satellite dish receiver
04:59 dahowlett : Cheap mfrs responding to distros??
05:00 dahowlett : Spanish TV is grim
05:00 mikeTheBee-1 : Sky+ is HD and pvr
05:00 yellowpark : i think old mindset when electricity was cheap
05:00 yellowpark : no one bothered about how much electricity it used. now is different
05:01 dahowlett : Buenos tardes....
05:01 mikeTheBee-1 : I'' be on http://tinyurl.com/dkqr9b if anyone want to join for a few mins after the show.
05:01 dahowlett : Good show Tom
05:02 leewilkins : good show
05:02 yellowpark : great
05:02 mikeTheBee-1 : Cheers all]
05:02 yellowpark : thanks tom
05:02 TomRaftery : Thanks everyone for making it a great show