Happy 2012 from Creative Spinner! We look forward to continuing to serve you this year.
As a further commitment to being green and streamline our business, we have switched to 100% electronic billing! You may now pay your invoice online and electronically. To pay by check, you will need to contact us to arrange payment.
Check out our latest website! Based upon the popular WordPress CMS, we developed a custom-designed site bringing lots of enhancements to the Landings Residential Association website. Check it out!
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We are proud to announce that Fisette Construction’s new website has launched! Along with a newly-designed logo, the website is a first for Fisette Construction. The site was built using our new Word Press-based Content Management System, Fisette Construction can now update their website on the fly with no HTML skills needed. The site features a project gallery featuring before and after photos of their work, description of the services offered, an about us section, and much more. The site also allows for future expansion all without needing a web designer to do the job.
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From red state to blue, ten governors of states bordering the East Coast of the U.S. have joined forces to endorse the development of wind energy farms on the Outer Continental Shelf. The list includes Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Virgina.
So much for all that new offshore oil drilling along the East Coast that was supposed to happen. Though some of the ten governors have refrained from openly opposing Atlantic Coast oil drilling, the “neighbor effect” virtually guarantees that they’re not going to welcome it with open arms. Given the mess that BP’s oil spill has made of the tourism and fishing industries in the Gulf Coast, any new exploitation of East Coast waters for fossil fuels will have to get past ten governors who have put politics aside in favor of an energy source that creates new green jobs and supports existing industries instead of destroying them.
The Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium
The ten governors signed a memorandum of understanding that officially creates the Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium, which according to a Department of Interior press release is expected to generate thousands of jobs in manufacturing, construction, and operations relating to new wind energy development. Six of the ten states have also formed intergovernmental task forces with DOI to facilitate commercial wind energy leasing arrangements. Florida and South Carolina have not signed on to the M.O.U., but they have established leasing task forces with DOI. Georgia is also apparently cooperating in some form. Along with wind power, the Consortium and the task forces will also seek to promote solar energy and other renewables, coordinated by a new regional DOI renewable energy office centrally located in Virginia.
Wind Power and Green Jobs
According to KPMG International’s annual outlook for renewable energy, wind energy, biomass and solar are running practically neck and neck when it comes to investment, which in turn drives the potential for green jobs. The U.S. EPA is giving an assist with its new brownfields-to-renewable-energy program called Re-Powering America’s Land, which includes wind turbine installations along with solar and other renewables. While much of the U.S. wind turbine market is supplied from overseas, U.S. manufacturing has been rapidly catching up, partly with the aid of overseas turbine manufacturers that are creating thousands of new green jobs by locating their factories here in the U.S.
Via Clean Technica
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One may ask, how can the Internet be a polluter, its just a web of computers where we connect to our Facebook accounts, email, news, and information. The truth is, the Internet is quickly becoming the largest polluter in the world.
Think about it, all these websites live somewhere. Websites reside in buildings known as data centers. These data centers house thousands of computers. Those thousands of computers require huge amounts of electricity, & the majority of that electricity is powered by coal.
There are alternatives out there, however most of these are not available to everyone. Thankfully, you can offset your carbon footprint not only of yourself, but your server as well using something called Carbon Offsetting. A carbon offset represents a reduction in emissions somewhere else – like a renewable energy or a reforestation project – to balance out the emissions you cannot reduce. Also, carbon offsets are the only way to get your carbon footprint to zero today.
We offset our office & server using carbonfund.org. The site has a great calculator you should try out.
What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint? Let us know in the comment section below!
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As our new website indicates, we have recently changed the name of our business from JDS Web Studios to Creative Spinner.
We care a lot about the environment and believe it or not, the Internet and print marketing industries have a huge impact on it! Our hosting is 100% powered by solar and wind energy. We have also teamed up with other eco-friendly companies such as those that provide 100% recycled paper and printing with soy-based inks!
There has been no change in management and we will be providing the same products and fine service on which we have built our reputation in the industry.
We look forward to growing to new leaps and bounds in the coming years. If you aren’t a client of ours, we’d love to have you! Contact us today to see how Creative Spinner can help your business.