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“We Are Tritons”
Their journey started here… Dreamers, risk takers and leaders who are achieving the extraordinary.
Ronnie Das wanted people and businesses to embrace the green lifestyle as he has, but needed a way to spread the word more effectively. So he came up with a local TV show he hosts and produces called How Can I Help?, which showcases San Diego businesses, industries, farms, and non-profit groups making a difference by educating, implementing, or currently using green and sustainable practices. He’s found that by inspiring youth to consider emerging environmental industries to find successful careers, they can become leaders in sustainability.
Read More…Eco TV Producer and Host
They say if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
Ronnie Das didn’t know the first thing about producing a television show. He had no idea how to use FinalCut Pro, and definitely had no plans to become the host of his own TV show.
Inexperience aside, in just three months, Ronnie launched RDF Productions, interviewed Bill Clinton, and filmed the entire first season of his cable TV show, “How Can I Help?”
Read More… All We Need is Green Space and Opportunity
Fun fact: The Earth receives more energy from the sun in 1 hour than is used in the entire world in 1 year. It would take roughly 0.3% of the world’s land area to supply all our electricity needs via solar power.
Bias and pride aside, San Diego is setting the scene as pioneers in solar power standards. In June 2007, San Diego was selected as a Solar City by the U.S. Department of Energy because of its commitment to adopting solar technology at the local level.
Got more energy, brighten up with more blog… Fun, Sun and Some Energy Conservation
DIGANTA, Dakshini Newsletter August 2011
August 2011 DIGANTA Newsletter (Page 5)
Ronnie Das, WestCoasterSD August 2011
It’s a beautiful day in Del Mar, with the sun beating down on the joyous crowds of the San Diego County Fair. Amongst the unique eats, novelty nutritionist nightmares, and carnival created entertainment, the big local buzz around the grounds came from Sunday’s Homebrew Competition. With 818 entries, this was one of the largest single day beer competitions in the world!
Read More as You Catch The Local Buzz
Ryan Lamb, WestcoasterSD, July 2011
We’d like to thank our friends at WestcoasterSD for graciously adding us to the July online edition of WestcoasterSD Download the July Issue (Page 8, Picture directly above the writing in the article)
A seductive, gold-digging temptress struts through a mansion filled with the sound of champagne glasses clinging and artificial laughter from the surrounding guests at this definitively awkward dinner event. Her glowing smile becomes a sinister smirk as the crowd stares at her in utter disgust.
The elephant in the room at this event is her recent marriage to a man easily four times her age with a large fortune, who happens to be the man of the hour. Today is his birthday. However obvious this woman’s intentions, he gains no pity from the crowd – this ruthless business behemoth could write the books on lying, cheating, and stealing (which he did and sold as part of a pyramid scheme in 1981).
Read on… Creating a Career: Banking on yourself with Business Basics
Do you ever wonder what the teenage version of yourself would do in any given situation thrown at you? Maybe he would demonstrate some fearlessness and break you through that mental wall you’ve built or often times he might be reckless and crash you into a very real wall. But regardless of whether you secretly house an inner rebellious bad boy or a sweet school boy, the process of maturing takes personal management to control, regulate, and enhance your life. Similarly, a government needs to constantly re-examine its policies to make sure a good idea does not become a financial nightmare. A perfect example of a good theory turned bad policy is The People’s Ordinance of 1919 which continues to provide free refuse collection for certain San Diego residents.
Learn more at the San Diego Better Business Bureau Website… Crying over Spilled Milk: Reducing Waste to Increase Sustainability
“The more integrated we are with our community, the less likely we are to experience colds, heart attacks, strokes, cancer, depression, and premature death of all sorts.” — Robert D. Putnam, Harvard professor and author of “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community.”
SAN DIEGO — Numerous studies have proven that being actively involved in community projects and groups can vastly reduce the risks of many physical ailments. In addition to helping stave off illness, volunteering may very well be the key to preserving our environment.
Helping your community doesn’t have to cost you hundreds of dollars or eat up all of your spare time. The show “How Can I Help San Diego” is spearheading a grass-roots effort to help preserve the beauty that is our beachfront oasis.
View the rest of Ann Feister’s article on How Can I Help?
Ask not how San Diego can help you, but how you can help San Diego
On Saturday, March 26th from 8:00-9:00p.m. lights will go out around the world. Earth Hour is a worldwide initiative aimed at boosting awareness of global warming. Here in San Diego the W Hotel will host an “Earth Hour” gathering benefit to help relief efforts in Japan. At 7p.m., guests are invited to gather in the Living Room Lounge for hosted appetizers, drink specials, and donation opportunities for The American Red Cross. At 8p.m., the lights will be turned off, and a very special acoustic performance by Steph Johnson will be performed by candlelight.
See more on this special event Celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday
As I cruise in and out of first gear, occasionally stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on the 5 freeway, I have little time to get frustrated – although it would be the opportune moment for frustration. I am simultaneously running late, checking directions, and receiving (illegal) texts to put out fires, all the while trying to avoid the car in front of me. For some reason the driver of said car decides that switching back and forth in traffic is a useful strategy to discover a route or lane no one else on the freeway has yet discovered. As I watch this modern day Magellan angrily shift lanes, I take a moment to relax, laugh, and remind myself this is the game I’m in.
Find out more only at A Career in Correspondence: Gaining the Gift of Gab to Get Going
It’s the San Diego usual (bright and sunny) Saturday morning (9-1pm) and walking around the Little Italy Farmer’s Market is a titillating treat for every sense. Colorful sights guide your excited eyes to new visual experiences, mellow music gives you a soothing sound to enjoy a relaxing day, tasty dishes tantalize your taste-buds as you catch a waft of the wonderful smells, delicious tastes begin marinating in your mouth, and with a touch of unique produce, some of which is only available in San Diego, you let your body take a well-deserved vacation.
Read the rest as it was posted on the San Diego Better Business Bureau Website… Groceries from the Garden: Buying the best for your family