Our community prides itself in recycling efforts and having all our systems have more recycling options. Here's an article from Microsoft that discusses what they and others in technology have been doing.
In the living world there’s no landfill; instead, materials flow. One species’ waste is another’s food. Energy is provided by the sun. Things grow, then die, and nutrients return to the soil safely, and it works.
As humans we’ve adopted a linear approach: we take, we make, and we dispose. A new phone comes out, so we ditch our old one. Our washing machine packs up so we buy another one. Each time we do this, we’re eating into a finite supply of resources and often producing toxic waste. It simply can’t work long term. So what can?
Our friends at Tompkins County Area Development have exceeded their investment goal by raising more than $1.7Million. The Computing Center is a Silver Sponsor of the campaign.
Ithaca, NY - May 12, 2014 - Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) announced that their "Transform Tompkins" investment campaign exceeded its goal, raising more than $1.7 million. The campaign was publicly launched in February with an ambitious goal of $1.4 million. The investment will support initiatives and programs that will require operational support from TCAD.
TCAD celebrated their 50th anniversary with the campaign success on May 9th at the 2014 Annual Report to the Community with over 130 business and community leaders.
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Zach Shulman (the one who plays soccer) is a partner at Cayuga Venture Fund, teaches at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell, and is also the Director of Entrepreneurship@Cornell. He maintains a Blog called Ithaca VC in which he writes about business, the local world of venture capital, and startups. www.ithacavc.com Here is a Blog entry that warms the heart of anyone who owns their own business, runs an organization, or dreams about doing so!
The other day I was guest lecturing in a class and described running a startup to be like swimming in a Shawshank River. There is a constant flow of problems building a company, but at the end might be salvation!