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Pilesgrove could host greenhouse facility that produces sustainable electricity. Pictured is an approximate plan of what the new site in Pilesgrove Township could look like following construction.

Pilesgrove could host greenhouse facility that produces sustainable electricity

(Submitted Photo) PILESGROVE TWP. — The township could be home to a new and unique facility that produces sustainable fuel and generates electricity using a water plant. The Behrens Energy, Agriculture, and Robotics Group is behind the project and are hoping to put a pyramid-shaped greenhouse structure on a piece of land in Pilesgrove to create and sell electricity. Power is created through a plant that floats on water — the duckweed. Duckweed is converted into methane, which is then used for electricity. “We are completely green, clean and sustainable.

The duckweed — a green flowering plant grown in pondwater — goes through a process until it is turned into bio-fuel which can then be used for home heating, or in trucks and tractors. At this time, the company has obtained a permit to send the electricity it produces out over the regional power grid. “It was the ideal site. The Guerrilla Gardening Home Page.

WWF Footprint Calculator. 101 Ways To Heal The Earth. What can one person do to avert climate change?

101 Ways To Heal The Earth

The answer is: a lot. This list of 101 suggestions doesn’t begin to exhaust the possibilities; use it as a creative jumping off point and come up with your own ways to make an impact. The unifying themes here are changes in lifestyle that: (1) reduce energy usage and slow down the fires of industrialism; (2) protect and restore the environment so that its climate-stabilizing mechanisms are preserved; (3) increase individual participation in governmental and economic decisions; and (4) facilitate a deep personal commitment to caring for the Earth.

The point is not to feel guilty for not doing all 101, but to use this list to empower yourself and your friends to take action. Find one thing you can do, do it, and then find another. This list is distilled from three sources: "The Greenhouse Crisis: 101 Ways to Save the Earth," published by the Greenhouse Crisis Foundation, 1130 17th St. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.


My Green Directory - The Online Eco Resource. Home - The DivaCup, an innovative menstrual cup the best alternative to Tampons and Pads. Still Using Tampons Or Pads? You Should Read This. What is something that every woman has to endure in her lifetime?

Still Using Tampons Or Pads? You Should Read This

You got it, a menstruation cycle. On average a woman will have her period once a month, for about 5 days, for around 40 years of her life! During this time, we need to use various products stay clean and fresh. There has got to be a market in there! The Tampon and Pad industry is a $718 Million dollar market, and tampons and pads are necessities. They are mass-produced, and heavily marketed and cheaply made, out of bleached rayon and plastics. Almost all sanitary napkins and tampons are made with bleached rayon, cotton and plastics, how safe do you think that material is to be inside or very close to your Vagina? Let’s look at the #1 ingredient in generic tampons and sanitary napkins: Rayon. Grow your own food. Solar Chargers. Green Events. Online Eco Resources. Home » Events Featured Events Featured VegFest London 2014 by Vegfestuk VegFest London, 200 stalls packed with the best plant-based products, samples & special discounts!

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The EcoVillage at BBC Garde... A Low Impact Woodland Home. Woodhouse Wood. Green family living. Domes are common public structures, being used in government legislature buildings, sports complexes and religious buildings…even as covers for road salt.

green family living

As homes, they are less common, although the igloo is a notable exception. And that’s too bad, because domes are incredibly strong structures that enclose a volume of space more economically than conventional architecture that is based on squares and rectangles. In a dome, the roof and exterior walls are integrated into a continuous curved surface, which removes the need for the space- and material-wasting interior support walls and attic. Dome dwellers also enjoy more efficient and less expensive use of heating and cooling resources, since a dome’s decreased surface area allows less heat to escape in the winter and infiltrate in the summer, and air circulates naturally in a round structure. Geodesic Domes Bucky’s method of building a dome uses much less material and allows the spanning of greater distances than ever before. Learn More. Home at Freewheelers - Lift Share Website.

Greenpeace UK. Home. Campaign against Climate Change. Bottled water, an environmentally destructive product. A recent report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) details that of the 170 bottled water brands sold in the U.S., only three companies provide consumers with information pertaining to water source, purification methods and remaining contaminants.

Bottled water, an environmentally destructive product.

The report further emphasized that Nestlé’s Pure Life Purified Water is the only one of the top 10 domestic brands that readily offers this information. Why the ambiguity of it all? EWG Research Analyst Nneka Leiba explained: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency that regulates bottled water, does not require bottle water manufacturers to disclose the geographic source of their products on their labels or on their website.” Yet, oddly enough, it’s the source of the water that plays a role in contaminant levels, and that’s why activists within EWG are sounding the whistle. (UK) Freecycle Groups.