02 December 2008

FenixRizing LLC on Eco-Libris

The short and sweet mission of Eco-Libris is to plant one tree for every book you read. Eco-Libris has been featured on several of the heavy-hitter environmental blogs - treehugger and environmental leader to name two. Follow the links, the articles are worth reading. They've also been featured in the L.A. Times and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Eco-Libris has just released Part 1 of 4 of their "Green Collar Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers." Recommendation number nine is from yours truly - check it out.

Enjoy the gift guide and join Eco-Libris to plant a tree for every book you read!

01 November 2008

FenixRizing LLC: Overview and Service Options

27 July 2008

Interview on YouTube

Eben Brooks, of The Eben Brooks Band, featured FenixRizing LLC on his latest Vlog. Enjoy!

24 July 2008

How Can I Make a Difference?

Ok, everyone has heard the phrase "going green", but why should you? And what can you do?

In a word: recycle. If you don't have an automatic recycling pick-up by your town, then you can call your Department of Public Works to find out where your local recycling center is located. Why recycle? Here are a few little fun-facts:

1. Bottled water. Take a guess at how many bottled waters were sold in America in 2007. 30 BILLION. Yeah... Americans spent $16 Billion on water in plastic bottles. On average, it takes 1,000 years for a plastic bottle to decompose in a landfill. So, I think I've made the case for recycling here.

2. Think glass is better in a landfill than plastic? Not so. Technically, glass does NOT decompose. Some glass can be made to decompose by adding chemicals to it. Lava glass formed millions of years ago is still here - still glass. Soooo... RECYCLE IT!

3. What about aluminum? In some conditions, it won't decompose (like if it's tossed overboard into the ocean). BUT, a single recycled aluminum can saves enough electricity for you to watch approximately three hours of television.

In the effort to stem climate change, every little bit helps. No single person can stop global warming, but all of us doing our small part will make the difference.

(Fun-facts 1 and 3 adapted from an article in Vibe magazine's Hollywood issue, Feb 2008)

06 July 2008

Entertainment and the Environment

I was recently asked if the downturn in the economy had an impact on my business. I replied: "Not at all. When times are good, people want entertainment and when times are bad people need entertainment." The type of entertainment we participate in may change in good or bad times (I may not spend $75 on concert tickets when I'm on a tight budget, but I'll make it to the free EarthFest Concerts!)

Of course, in more uncertain economic times there certainly is some ebb in the amount of money people will spend on entertainment, but it seems to me that it's nothing comparable to the devastating downturn in the real estate industry. The massive numbers being posted by the box offices and CD sales is testament to that fact.

Given the staying power of the entertainment industry in all its many facets, and the potential to reach the masses, it only makes sense to incorporate sustainability into this area. The entertainment industry is uniquely poised in that we have the ability to reach all demographics. We can reduce our impact on the environment, do well by the communities in which we hold events, share information about stemming climate change and do it all in a vibrant and inviting atmosphere.

Partying and being responsible have never been so easy to combine into one effort.