Using natural lighting in larger buildings and facilities can do much to reduce energy and utility costs, but when it comes to installing solar tubes and other more sustainable equipment options, far greater gain may be possible. Ensuring that students are able to learn more about the clean-energy alternatives that will be used to power their future, and can be educated about the importance of environmental sustainability is not an issue that we can afford to neglect. Ensuring that students are given access to a greener and more (more…)
May 19th, 2013
Trying to stay environmentally responsible is important to many Americans today. Recycling, driving more fuel efficient vehicles and trying to save electricity at home have all become second nature. One of the best ways to drastically reduce the amount of an electric bill is to install a small home turbine.
These small turbines are wind collecting devices that convert the wind energy into electrical energy. The wind spins the blades on the turbine and the turbine uses a generator to convert the spinning of the blades into electrical current. The current is (more…)
March 26th, 2013
Winning the energy battle with wind and sun depends on a variety of factors. The biggest factor will be the continued cost of the technology used for these alternative energy sources. Fossil fuels that are used for energy production continue to be cheaper to use than alternative sources.
Renewable energy sources from wind and the sun need to compete and be affordable to fossil fuels that are used to create energy. The most mature and largest of these renewable energy sources is power from wind. Solar power has not yet reached a large scale (more…)
June 26th, 2012
Community gardens are a great way to bring the church and the community together. Church leaders should call on the community for the upkeep of the garden, and to run a distribution program. The community will benefit from the garden by having access to fresh fruits and vegetables they would normally have to purchase from a grocery store or fruit market outside of their area. During the initial planting and designing of the garden, church members and leaders will have the opportunity (more…)
November 24th, 2011
Consumers do not need to rely on the electric company to disperse the electrical energy to their home. There are alternate sources. Alternate sources include solar energy with the use of solar panels and wind energy with the use of windmills.
Solar energy is very popular. People install solar panels to the roof of their homes or buildings that collect energy from the rays of the sun. Solar panels are modular. This means that you can add more solar panels to the existing solar panels as you need them.I was looking for more information and found it here. (more…)
November 20th, 2011
Green and eco-friendly communities are growing in popularity, but many areas are lacking in growth simply because they do not know where to begin. Building a green community is more than having recycling bins, compost collections, and a “Green Day”, at a local school. It means that are particular group of folks are sensitive and committed to creating, using, and supporting green energy sources every step of the way. Here are some ways to consider.
The creation of a large local farmers’ market that is used all year long is good for the local economy (more…)
November 17th, 2011
If your community holes up on the weekends to watch directtv satellite HD or spend time with their nuclear families we’ve got a few suggestions for getting everyone out and together. If you’re working on bringing your neighborhood together, try some of these tactics:
Plant a Community Garden: Who doesn’t love a reason to work together for something that has a payoff? A community garden is great for kids and the environment and it’s going (more…)
November 10th, 2011
It is normal to think of canned and packaged foods when it comes to giving to food banks, but what about fresh produce? During this new “organic era” we are being encouraged from every angle to eat healthy and fresh, but we all know that comes with a price; it is easier, faster and cheaper to eat fast food, and it is as easy for Food Banks to acquire and provide canned and packaged foods.
All that said, the question is: Can we (more…)
July 12th, 2011
The art of gardening is considered by some to be one of the most difficult tasks to master. After all, all plants have their various needs and requirements to look the best. Many have been said to be blessed with a “green thumb” and succeed greatly in planting a gorgeous garden that all can enjoy. If you are considering taking up this art, perhaps it would be nice to share the duties with a neighbor who is also interested. After all, (more…)
July 9th, 2011
One night all the neighbors come together with garbage bags and tillers. Once the ground is clear and the earth tilled all neighbors can participate pouring planting soil, organic manure and remixing the earth. Communities across America can develop projects that alone is impossible but in a group is easy. Even a large garden in an empty lot can reinvigorate the community.
Planting kid-friendly foods such as potatoes, pumpkins, green and yellow beans, cucumbers, corn, tomatoes and strawberries (more…)
July 8th, 2011