10 Words or Less: Why Do You Think We Should End Oil Dependence?by Shannon Arvizu on Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2008 ShareClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Project Better Place is offering you a chance to make your own minifesto that explains why we should kick the oil habit. The enterprising electric vehicle company has already invited several influential people in the field to post their own version, including San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Check them out and add yours here. The minifesto is part of a “creative challenge to inspire people to dig down and discover their core motivation for changing the direction of energy use on this planet,” writes Guryan Tighe of Better Place. Green technology needs as many catch phrases and tag-lines as any other type of product, if not more. Such invitations to the public to contribute their own minifesto help to collectively build frames around green technology and generate greater resonance in the popular imagination. So…what are your 10 words? Shannon Arvizu, Ph.D., is a clean tech educator and cutting-edge consultant for the auto industry. You can follow her test drives in the cars of the future at www.misselectric.com. Follow Shannon Arvizu @triplepundit 3 responses Simple – it’s filthy and causes wars. Foreign policy based on democracy, not dirty fuels. Let’s harness human energy to replace the fossil fuel energy that commands our daily lives and ultimately will decimate our civilization. Comments are closed.