Monday, May 19, 2008

David Douglass with Sun Microsystems

I'm always scrolling around looking for what smart leaders are doing when it comes to corporate social sustainability. I was surprized and pleased to find out about David Douglass, Sun Microsystem's VP of Eco Responsibility. What impressed be most about David was not his position - OK, yes, he's the head green guru for a company of 30,000 people - but his blog. David share's his thoughts with the rest of the world on Sun's environment blog and he really tells it like it is. No candy coating, just real, hands in the dirt kind of stuff.

Check out a recent entry in his blog, "Black, White and Shades of Green." Here's an excerpt:

I've written before about the lack of magic answers, as much as we'd all love to find them. When you take any societal-scale process or product and think you've found a totally clean, side effect free, economically viable substitute for it, you're almost surely delusional. Any substitution will have other, new side effects, and we absolutely need to try to be accounting for them.


Anonymous said...

Hey! Thanks for the great info. I was browsing through a bunch of green websites and blogs and I came across yours and found it very interesting. There are a bunch of others I like too, like the daily green, ecorazzi and I especially like’s carbon calculator ( I find it really easy to use (it doesn’t make me feel guilty after I take it). Are there any others you would recommend? Can you drop me a link to your favorites (let me know if they are the same as mine).

Leigh Stringer (aka Greenette) said...

Hey Anonymous! Go to to search function on our website and tap in "footprint". You'll get lots of carbon calculators.

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