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Thursday, October 01, 2009

New Internet TLD for Environmental Causes and Organizations

Six Leading Environmental Companies, Associations, and Organizations Announce Their Support for Dot Eco LLC's Application for the .eco Top Level Domain

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2009 - PRNewswire -- A number of leading environmental companies, associations, and organizations today announced their official support for Dot Eco LLC's application for the .eco top level domain. Dot Eco LLC is an organization dedicated to promoting the acceptance and implementation of the .eco top level domain, and is backed by leading ecological and philanthropic groups, environmentally conscious high-profile individuals, and leading scientific voices.

"We are thrilled to join forces with these organizations to help further the Dot Eco initiative and raise awareness about the growing threats to our environment. These partnerships represent an important step towards the implementation of the .eco top level domain," said group co-founder Clark Landry.

Websites ending in .eco will enable individuals to express their support for environmental causes, companies to promote their environmental initiatives and environmental organizations to maintain their websites in a namespace that is more relevant to their core missions. By charter and mission, over 50% of the profits of the .eco initiative will be distributed to support environmental causes.

The .eco top level domain application of Dot Eco LLC is officially endorsed by Al Gore, the Sierra Club, the Alliance for Climate Protection, and Surfrider. The advisory board of Dot Eco LLC includes Davis Guggenheim (director of An Inconvenient Truth), Roger Moore (renowned actor and Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF), Richard Muller (Author of Physics for Future Presidents and contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and Jim Dufour of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

The following organizations announced their support of the ".eco" top level domain as proposed by Dot Eco LLC:

Green Aviation International is comprised of aviation professionals, visionary leaders and partners in the aviation industry, environmental experts, carbon experts, government agencies, and NGOs working to produce a number of practical, low-cost solutions to help airlines reduce their impact upon the environment. Green Aviation International plans to set up green and sustainable aviation subsidiaries as well as develop new aviation products and services for travel businesses and the flying public.

Green Works Environmental Services addresses the growing needs of the business community by providing a range of environmental services and solutions. These services allow California businesses to become environmentally-aligned and compliant with federal, state, county, and city requirements.

Carbon Smart provides their clients with regular insights into carbon-saving tactics, green technology and expert views from their academic panel of carbon specialists. Carbon Smart provides practical, intelligent solutions to help businesses reduce costs, win business, manage risk and engage stakeholders in the low carbon economy.

The Renewable Energy Co-operative team (R-ECO) offers renewable energy implementation and renewable energy education. They provide solar photo-voltaic (PV) and solar thermal installations, ground source heat pumps, biomass boilers and micro-wind technologies. R-ECO has provided educational talks on topics such as off-grid renewable energy, climate change, environmental management systems and environmental impact assessment.

Lighter Footstep has been a leader in practical green living. This popular green lifestyle website has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, has been voted one of Read/Write Web's Top 35 Environmental Websites, and has been cited by Wikipedia, Lifehacker, Treehugger, and dozens of the Web's most popular destinations.

GreenovationTV is the world's first internet TV channel for healthy, energy & water saving, green home improvements with a mission to help green the 130 million inefficient and sometimes unhealthy homes in the U.S., through practical advice and real solutions. Greenovation.TV delivers free 24/7 on-demand access to fast-paced and entertaining how-to videos that show all the ways to green a home and reduce energy consumption.

Dot Eco LLC also recently announced that renowned activist, Mark Massara, joined the initiative as its Chief Policy Officer to oversee policy development and legal concerns for the new top-level domain. This came shortly after Jim Dufour, Associate Director at Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Instrument Development Group, joined the initiative as the group's Chief Environmental Officer.

About Dot Eco LLC

Dot Eco LLC was founded by Fred Krueger, Clark Landry, and Minor Childers to secure, operate and promote the .eco top level domain in order to promote environmental initiatives and awareness. Dot Eco LLC will be applying for the .eco top level domain through the ICANN gTLD application process in early 2010. For more information visit


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Manage your Online Obligations by Creating a Personal Dashboard

Once you have started out on the Internet to establish social, personal, and professional profiles to market yourself, disseminate information, publish articles, sell services, communicate with your friends, or do anything else at all; you need to have a way to keep track of your profiles, email accounts, bookmarks, shared links, online résumés, advertisements, traffic, classifieds, auctions, search agents and other registered accounts.

I said in my article yesterday, "There are approximately 10 sites that I visit daily and depend on them to be able to serve my clients" well I was off a bit there are actually 14. I manage these fourteen sites through bookmarks using Mozilla Firefox because the browser lets you create a tabbed bookmark bar within the browser that is always visible; but for the sites I browse and market products on, maintain profiles within, and receive offers that I signed up for I created a visual interface. Bookmarks just don't cut it, my bookmark file always seems to get out of hand, it was then then I created an interface or 'weekly dashboard' of sites on which I am registered on and placed it online and created password access, sure it takes a little html knowledge but it works really well and I am always able to keep up with correspondence and everyone contacting me.

I found that it is really embarrassing if someone tries to reach you and they send you repeated messages or emails and you tell them months later when they finally contact you that you never got the email or message. What is even worse is if you have email and fail to respond when sincere people who admire your work try to come in contact with you and you throw them in the category of spammers or trash their message without ever having read it. They could be students, potential business associates, or well wishers that really need your acknowledgment. Perhaps the only solution is to hire an email screener, so that's what I did.

I frequently have tried to contact top executives and CEO's with sincere requests to communicate and have almost always had to resort to picking up the telephone finding out who their secretary was and then contacting the secretary in order to contact the particular person. Let's face it, many of today's CEO's, corporate board members, and chairs of corporations, foundations and start-ups are just too important and too busy to communicate with their peers online, it's obvious from my experience that those who do have email accounts don't read their messages, or don't have time to share with regular people or mid-level executives that are trying to make their way up the professional ladder.

In my opinion having a published email account or profile online for people to contact you that you have no intent of responding to or maintaining is unethical, lacks professionalism, it's a fault of respect, and it is improper according to protocol standards. There must be a solution, sure you can filter emails and profile information to find what is important and filter out what is unimportant as spam; but it is most important to all professionals to be respected and demonstrate integrity and to do that you MUST be responsive to your peers and constituents. Failing to be responsive to clients and constituents is a disgrace.

I noticed on Facebook there are some groups of top Web 2.0 founders who together are trying to create a solution for social network management by getting all the social networks in one place, created a solution for a few, but they are pushing offers and prizes too much, I always suspect spam and stupidity from those who offer their members money and prizes. I use Digsby too, but their little green guy upsets me for some reason, I use it anyway though for a certain amount of time each day. Someone really needs to develop an integral solution.

My personal 'Conexion Globcal' solution involves a combination of email filters, employing a person as an email screener in addition to my secretary, frequent visits to 14 bookmarks, and using the personal online interface I created once a week; the result is I never miss an important email or contact, I am able to maintain my professional integrity, and never violate good practice protocol, it's more than I can say for some of my peers. I am considering now whether or not I should further develop my personal dashboard as a product for development like a piece of software or a browser extension, and often wonder also if a management solution already exists that may have escaped my notice. Perhaps nothing can replace good training, ethics, hard work, dedication, and an integral business model.

Now that I work as an Ambassador at XING for the country of Venezuela and as a moderator for XING Caracas it is more important now than ever to be a good communicator and to be highly responsive to a large group of people.

Those reading this article that wish to contact me should do so on XING: a network for professionals and business or on Facebook. Just to let you know I do not communicate with people that do not have an online profile, photograph, or those who use photographs of other people to represent themselves.