Ayten Kahya

Green Technologies
Master's Candidate

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Is Coffee On An Empty Stomach Bad?

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! Coffee in the morning is a must for many of us! Especially when we have an exhausting day before and do not get to sleep as much as we need, it becomes a savior. Sometimes there is no time for breakfast and we just grab the coffee on our way. Apparently that is not … Read More

California’s 2030 Climate Vision Part II

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! In the previous post I talked briefly talked about the Climate Scoping Plan for California’s 2030 Vision released by CARB. In this post, I want to continue on with the plan’s target reductions that will give California a boost in its path to a sustainable future. The Scoping Plan aims to take ambitious but … Read More

California’s 2030 Climate Vision – Part I

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! California is the leading state in clean energy and green tech in the United States. Rigorous steps through various laws and regulations have been taken to achieve a sustainable future. The first significant step was AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. It was the first program in the nation that … Read More

California Will Require Solar Panels for Homes Built After 2020

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! California is the leading state in clean energy in the U.S. with all its initiatives to promote sustainability. An article featured in Popular Mechanics, a magazine of popular science and technology, talks about California’s plan to mandate solar panels on new homes and low rise buildings built after 2020.  I think this will be … Read More

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! I recently volunteered with URB-E at Arroyo Seco, a design start-up that produces the fold-able electric bikes  aimed to speed up urban commuting while decreasing its carbon footprint. They were one of the sponsors of the second annual Arroyo Seco Weekend, a weekend music festival held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in June. … Read More

World Energy Congress 2019 to Promote Green Tech

Dear reader, welcome to my blog! A recent article on Forbes by Merrick Laravea highlights the World Energy Council’s (WEC) chairman Younghoon David Kim’s motivation to draw increased attention to green technologies at the 24th World Energy Congress, which will take place in Abu Dhabi in 2019. I find the key topics of the upcoming congress very exciting and much … Read More

Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting 3 Times Faster Than In The Past Decade

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! A recent headline in many of the popular news feeds was about Antarctic ice melting three times as faster as it was a decade ago based on a study published on Nature journal. The study was conducted by a large number of scientists from the UK and the US who measured the loss of … Read More

“The Dump Killed My Son”

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog; A striking article in the NY Times started as “The Dump Killed My Son”. Those were the heart-piercing words of the 19 year old victim, Abhishek Gautam’s  mother. Gautam was one of the victims of a waste tower collapse of the 17-story high “mountain” waste pile that had long past its height limit in … Read More

Discover LA: Malibu

Dear reader, welcome to my blog! I have not have too many chances to explore Malibu in depth yet, but I think it is one of the most beautiful places to see in LA with its magnificent ocean view, lush nature and lovely beaches. Located to the west of LA downtown Malibu stretches along the Pacific and Highway One, it … Read More

Heal The Bay!

Dear Reader, welcome to my blog! I recently came across a volunteer beach clean up event invitation at Santa Monica held by Heal The Bay. I had organized a campus clean up day with the our team of student club’s representatives in Istanbul Technical University. I also participated in other clean up events, so I was very excited about the … Read More

Blockchain To Solve Our Environmental Problems

A friend in our peer-to-peer blockchain Energy project for our Environmental Sustainability and Competitive Advantage course shared a video of 7 ways block chain can aid our environmental problems. The video talks about 7 ways blockchain can stop climate change. Stopping blockchain is a little assertive slogan considering the size of the problem, but it offers great potential. Many of … Read More

Denim Day at USC

I came across the Denim Day event held by VOICE volunteers of USC Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) at USC Village. They provided information and held arts and crafts activities. I got to learn about Denim Day and misconceptions on gender based violence. Denim Day (April 25th) is held to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. … Read More

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