The Reinvention of Detroit as an Energy City

By Gregory Kallenberg |

It’s been a couple of weeks since I was in Detroit for the Powering Progress Together and Eco Marathon events, and it’s interesting to think back on my impressions of the city. My first impression was that the city’s current state is pretty depressing. This comes, in part, with my new understanding of how the city was once considered one of the world’s grandest and most innovative metropolises, but now the city was a shadow of its former glorious self.… (more)

And Rational Middle’s EcoMarathon “My Energy Future is…” winner is…

By Gregory Kallenberg |

Ladies and gentlemen, DRUM ROLL PLEASE… The winner of the 1st Annual Rational Middle “My energy future is…” video challenge (and the winner of a brand new iPad Mini) is Katelyn Rose! Katelyn is from the EcoMarathon team Shop Girls from Granite Falls, Washington. Katelyn was one of many people who made a video that began “My energy future is…” Her video was great and her message is about doing the small and large things to help ensure a clean… (more)

Rational Middle at EcoMarathon: A Perfect Match

By Gregory Kallenberg |

I’m not sure that I knew what I had sign up for when I agreed to show a Rational Middle film at the Eco-Marathon in Detroit. To me and Team Rational Middle, we get asked to do events all the time, so this event took its place alongside all the others. We knew it would be fun, we knew we would have an engaged and energized (pun intended) conversation, but I had no idea of the awesomeness I was about… (more)