September 2014

There are 4 blog entries for September 2014.

 

Apple does it again! Here is a great article from BusinessInsider.com on Apple's plans for their new headquarters. It is so nice to see a company as massive as Apple to look towards a greener Planet.

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at New York City's Climate Week on Monday where he proclaimed that Apple's new "spaceship" headquarters would be "the greenest building on the planet," according to 9to5Mac's Zac Hall.

“We’re building a new headquarters that will, I think, be the greenest building on the planet," Cook said about the building, which is under construction. "It’ll be a center for innovation, and it’s something clearly our employees want and we want."

The building should open at the end of 2016.

Cook's tenure as CEO has been marked

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Here is a great article from ADN.com about the big announcement:

The number is $1,884. That's the amount of this year's Permanent Fund dividend as announced by Gov. Sean Parnell on Wednesday in downtown Anchorage.

"I'm frankly grateful for the Permanent Fund dividend at whatever amount, and I know Alaskans are too, as they save it or spend it for their own needs," Parnell said.

The governor made the announcement in a small conference room at the Atwood building in front of a crowd of dozens of media and about 100 state employees.

The 2014 dividend will be the third-largest check issued since the yearly distributions to Alaska residents began in 1982. The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division said checks and direct deposits

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DRIVE IN MOVIE

Sep 12, 5:00PM - Sep 13, 12:00AM

The Alaska Airlines Center is excited to bring back the nostalgia of the drive-in movie with the style of the 21st century. Starting at 5:00pm, a rodeo of local food trucks will be located in the parking lot of the arena for your dining pleasure. At sundown (approximately 9pm), we will watch Jurassic Park. Sound will be broadcasted through FM radio, as well as speakers for those that are planning to join on foot. Food trucks and vendors will be serving throughout the movie.

Space is very limited, so please car pool and arrive early.
Admission: Free!

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Being green and earth-friendly is easier than one may think. Not only are these tips beneficial to the environment, but they are also easy on the wallet.

1. Change regular light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs. - uses 75 percent less energy and will last about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb, so you're not only saving energy but money, too.

2. Power down computers every night. - Leaving computers on all the time shortens their lifetime due to heat stress and mechanical wear.

3. Recycle what you can.

4. Cut down on junk mail. - The Direct Marketing Association has an online free service that allows you to opt out of catalogs and junk mail. Yellow Pages has an online service to cancel the phone book.

5. Use a programmable

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