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Posted on | May 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

I can’t honestly say that I’ve had enough time to process what I got out of Living Future 10, because I’ve spent the last week playing catch up and doing other important things.  So I’m just going to pause to point out that this is my 100th post on the Green Design Collective since I launched in January of 2009, and that’s kind of exciting.  Since launch, the GDC has had:

  • 3,060 unique visitors
  • 4,209 visits
  • 13,765 page views
  • visitors from 91 countries/territories!

Oh how I love statistics.  But let’s see what our top ten countries sending visitors were:

  1. United States (duh)
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada
  4. China
  5. South Korea
  6. Malaysia (that’s a cool surprise!)
  7. India
  8. Australia
  9. Spain
  10. Turkey

Welcome to all my international visitors, wherever you live!  And to those of you who actually pay attention on the occasions when I post something of value, I’m going to give you a little bonus tidbit:

Check out this article on Treehugger about the zero-landfill Subaru plant in Indiana.  I know I’ve been threatening to write a post about used cars, and I probably will here soon, but reading this article about the Subaru plant gives me warm fuzzies and actually makes me open to the possibility of getting a new car at some point.  Of course living in Oregon means that if I bought a new Subaru, I’d fit right in.  Now just make it electric and give me a wind turbine to plug it into, and I’ll be all set.



2 Responses to “100”

  1. Joe M
    May 17th, 2010 @ 4:51 am

    Congrats on your 100th post and a very informative one too. We’ve gone by this plant on our way to see our daughter in Chicago. Further up I-65 are dozens and dozens of huge wind turbines dotting the adjacent farm land in northern Indiana.

    I had to laugh at your comment, “Oh how I love statistics.” My wife and I just watched the 1956 movie The Rainmaker with Burt Lancaster and Katherine Hepburn. Hepburn, an aging single women living with her father and two brothers has just returned from a trip to stay with a distant cousin’s family (the story takes place in the early 20th century).

    The purpose of the trip was to see if a match could be found for the soon to be old maid sister/daughter. The two brothers and the father recoil when Hepburn recounts a conversation with the men in the family there about where Madagascar was (asked by the nine year old son). They all get it wrong and she tells of blurting out that it was an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa across from Mozambique. As I said, they react with shock and frustration. She then cries out, “I can’t help it if I was good at geography!”.

    Women have come a long way in the last 100 years. They can even be architects now, who love statistics and preach green technology! Keep up the great work.

  2. emKem
    May 17th, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    Thanks Joe! That’s a great story. I clearly need to catch up on my Katherine Hepburn movies :o)

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