What can survive with out water? In a time of need rainwater harvesting supplies homes and landscapes with relatively clean and free water. The care and management of water is becoming more and more important as the population on this planet grows and more ground gets shoveled over for progress. The costs for city cleaned water will continue to climb and so will the water restrictions. Are you prepared? One of the fastest, [read more…]
Electricity, pretty powerful stuff, no pun intended… Electricity, we all use it, and most of us on this planet have grown to rely on it constantly during the day and night. Energy for electricity comes from several different sources which fall into 3 general groups: 1) burning of wood, and fossil fuels (coal, petroleum and natural gas), 2) nuclear fission, AND- 3) renewable: wind turbines, solar sun receptors, tidal, and geothermal. Lets see: Group 1: Burning stuff that [read more…]
Green energy, particularly wind energy, benefits us in a number of ways, however wind energy is not always the green option. In most cases, the primary benefit most people think of is the environmental benefit, the softer “carbon footprint” left on the land. However, that is not always the case. In some places, like remote areas (as mentioned in the article below) another tremendous benefit maybe simply having access to any energy at all. Alternative [read more…]
United States households alone are responsible for 21% of the global warming pollution that occurs in the world. This is more than the entire global warming output of the United Kingdom. It is clear we are not doing a very good job at energy conservation. Yet energy-conscious families can reduce their emissions by two-thirds with some simple choices.