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Open Source Energy Network (OSEN) (Teaser page created prior to Oct. 22, 2005 launch) An alternative energy non-profit organization preparing to launch. Will feature inventor tools, open source communication resources, daily news with radio and video component, blogs, comprehensive directory. Available Features Official Websites - Brief splash, with "under construction / coming soon" notice. Preview Videos Video Stills: Home Page Snapshots (Presently password protected until launch) OSEN News OSEN Radio Inventor Profiles OSEN Hummer (green, clean, mean) PES Network Inc. This present website is one of four primary websites operated by PES Network, Inc, which will be migrated to OSEN so they will all be housed at one location. - Daily news and directory. Mission Statement "Open Source Energy Network facilitates energy technologies that efficiently tap into free, clean and renewable power sources. Contacts Matthew L. See also

Developers seeing value in rainwater toilets The 22-story apartment tower in Portland, Oregon, has a roof garden that funnels rainwater to its public toilets. Because the water isn’t treated, state law requires “Do Not Drink” warning signs. “Just in case your dog can read,” said Dennis Wilde, chief sustainability officer for Gerding Edlen, the Portland-based builder of the development called Indigo@Twelve West. Green features, such as reusing rainwater and generating about 1 percent of the tower’s electricity with four rooftop windmills, help the Indigo’s bottom line by saving energy and attracting tenants who pay a premium to live an eco-friendly urban lifestyle, said Mark Edlen, CEO of the company that has developed US$5 billion of residential and commercial real estate since 1996. Last year, the developers of 23,000 US multi-unit buildings applied for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, according to the US Green Building Council, which developed the standards.

100% MIG Lowimpactman’s Weblog Transition Town Castricum 9 Digital Ways to Make a Difference This Earth Day Are you busy preparing for Earth Day this Sunday? Are you worried that you'll end up being a slacktivist when it comes to saving the planet? Don't fret — there's plenty you can do to make a real difference, even if it's only from your computer or mobile device. Check out the following ways you can use digital channels to get involved this year. 1. Plant Trees Through Catalog Spree Catalog Spree, an eco-friendly app for catalog shopping on the iPad, has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation, a non-profit conservation and education organization dedicated to planting trees. Download the app here. 2. Actor Edward Norton is the United Nations goodwill ambassador for biodiversity, and he's teaming up with Groupon this Earth Day for an "Earth Day Challenge." Contest instructions and rules are here, but get going! 3. On April 12, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Staples announced a free recycling program that allows consumers across the United States to recycle their electronics easily and free. 4. 5.

Zelf kweken van pompoenen Ze worden vaak genoemd als een van de 'vergeten' groenten, het feit is dat de pompoen nooit is weg geweest! Inmiddels is het bekend dat de pompoen een groente is waarmee van alles mogelijk is, eigenlijk is de vraag eerder wat er niet mee mogelijk is. Wat minder bekend is, is het feit dat ze erg makkelijk zelf te verbouwen zijn; zonder veel kennis, ervaring of middelen en bovendien voor heel weinig geld. Pompoenen groeien graag en nemen makkelijk veel ruimte in. Vanwege het feit dat ze zowel verticaal als horizontaal te verbouwen zijn, is het ook mogelijk enkele pompoenen te verbouwen als er weinig ruimte beschikbaar is. Ze houden van zeer rijke grond, wat betekent dat de grond zoveel mogelijk aangevuld dient te worden met fijn gecomposteerd materiaal. Na ontkiemen en opkomen van de zaden ontvouwen als eerste twee ronde tegenover elkaar staande dek bladeren, deze zullen na enkele weken verschrompelen, wanneer de andere bladeren volledig ontwikkeld zijn. Dus waarom zelf pompoenen kweken?

Finding Vegan | Vegan food photos - Vegan Recipes - Vegan Products EcoLocalizer — News & commentary on sustainability, activism, urban planning, politics, and our world. Tell President Rousseff to save the Amazon Dilma: save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code One of our planets largest remaining rainforests is under threat from changes to the laws that govern forest protection in Brazil. The new Forest Code being proposed severely weakens protections for the Amazon rainforest and opens up vast areas to destruction, which would contribute to accelerating climate change. But there is still time. Update: Brazil's parliament has passed the rotten reforms, and all eyes are on President Dilma now. Already sent the email?

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