About Mike Hower

Mike Hower is a writer, thinker, and strategic communicator most interested in the intersection of sustainable business and policy. Currently based in Washington, D.C., he is a graduate research fellow at The George Washington University, where he is pursing a masters degree in Media & Public Affairs and researching the impact of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) on sustainable development. He is hopelessly addicted to travel and has a borderline unhealthy obsession with his golden retriever, Gerico.
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TNCs Squashing Taxi Industry in San Francisco

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Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) Uber and Lyft have been locked in a gargantuan battle across San Francisco that has been so vicious it would give even Godzilla pause. Although the city’s buildings and bridges have remained intact, the same can’t be said of its festering taxi industry. Last week, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency…
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How to Talk to a Climate Denier — It’s All About Resiliency!

How do you communicate the perils of climate change without any reference to government, academia, science or the media? Trick question; you can’t, as many climate activists and forward-thinking city officials already know all too well. For many, climate denial is an emotional issue for which no amount of logic can reverse. The more we…
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Solar Now Powering Half A Million U.S. Homes and Businesses

The sun has long captivated humanity, from those who worshipped it in ancient times to others who work to harness it today. For more than 4.5 billion years, the burning ball of hydrogen has radiated more energy than we can comprehend. Every 40 minutes, the amount of solar energy that falls on the earth’s surface…
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One of the World’s Smallest Organisms Could Make Petroleum Obsolete

Algae probably is one of the last things you would associate with race cars, but the eukaryotic organisms soon will be powering the world’s first all-electric Grand Prix. A racing organization called Formula E recently signed a deal with UK start-up Aquafuel to supply generators powered by glycerine, a byproduct of biodiesel that also can…
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What Drought? Millions of Americans Wasting Water for a Good Cause

Watching someone have a bucket of liquid dumped over their heads historically has been something we reserve for Super Bowl victories but, thanks to a bit of viral marketing, it has been blowing up our news feeds. In case you still were wondering why, the purpose of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” is to raise awareness…
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