Japan Loosens Neckties for Energy Savings

necktie.jpgThe traditionally formal Japanese workforce may have the chance to dress down for the summer, thought not for laid-back reasons. Government offices reckon they can save money on air conditioning bills and reduce carbon emissions by raising the thermostat while employees lose their jackets and go short-sleeved. Will it be a hit in a culture as conformist as Japan’s? It may take time. Read more on MSNBC.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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