Water Conservation at the Kitchen Sink

Written by Lillian & Dave Brummet

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Inrepparttar winter,repparttar 105340 water from washing or soaking dishes should be left to cool. This way it releases its valuable heat intorepparttar 105341 home, rather thanrepparttar 105342 sewer. Dishwashers, that are not built-in, allow reuse ofrepparttar 105343 water for pre-rinsing heavily soiled dishes because they drain intorepparttar 105344 sink. The water can be trapped inrepparttar 105345 sink, or a soiled pot, whererepparttar 105346 heat is slowly released intorepparttar 105347 home, saving energy costs inrepparttar 105348 winter. Of course,repparttar 105349 opposite applies inrepparttar 105350 summer, when extra heat is not desirable.

Very hot water is not always necessary for all washing and rinsing needs. Usually, byrepparttar 105351 time we are finished washing our hands,repparttar 105352 water is just beginning to warm up – so really, all we have done is heat up our pipes. We can conserve water easily by turning offrepparttar 105353 tap while lathering hands. The running water is really only necessary for initial wetting, then rinsing – so running water in between is really a waste.

Now, if you measuredrepparttar 105354 amount of water saved each day by those simple methods we just described - there would be dozens of gallons of pure, drinkable water left untouched inrepparttar 105355 reservoir. By reducing hot water consumption, our energy bills are a little bit smaller. All this, just fromrepparttar 105356 kitchen sink!

-- Written by Dave and Lillian Brummet based on the concept of their book, Trash Talk. The book offers useful solutions for the individual to reduce waste and better manage resources. A guide for anyone concerned about their impact on the environment. (http://www.sunshinecable.com/~drumit)

A Dream for a Future with Alternative Energy

Written by Robert S. Leonard

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For millions of yearsrepparttar sun has been shining down on our planet and will do so for many more eons. Withrepparttar 105338 advances in solar energy starting right now, every electrical need could be satisfied with solar power andrepparttar 105339 grid. What America needs is a federal government New Deal that pours billions into renewable energy, instead of subsidizing big oil and shoring up corrupt oil producing countries. America probably will not get a deal such as this, because big oil owns too many of their congressmen.

The states themselves are an entirely different story. New Mexico just announced a $20 million dollar solar energy program to retrofit government and school building with solar panels proving some legislative entities actually haverepparttar 105340 guts to help lead America to a more energy sustainable direction.

Wind is abundant all overrepparttar 105341 world and inrepparttar 105342 USA it can generate ample energy, if promoted and utilized now. Advancements in technology will continually improve withrepparttar 105343 right backing, politically and financially. Wind turbines are quiet and have an unending resource to produce energy for any country smart enough to use them. The state of California and Texas have incorporated wind energy into their energy programs. Other states such as Massachusetts have been stymied by Senators like Ted Kennedy, who claims wind turbines are great but are unsightly and a threat to birds.

Inrepparttar 105344 book "Hulagu's Web," Senator Katherine Laforge expressed that "The death of a bird a day is a much more acceptable price to pay thanrepparttar 105345 life of an American soldier a day to secure our oil from some foreign land. Man is also part ofrepparttar 105346 ecological system."

Laforge’s rebuttal in David Hearne’s novel is one of clarity with regards to human responsibility for self-determination.

The oil industry and its cronies are famous for deceptive practices and self-serving logic.

"There is no such thing as clean energy," Warburg said. "The Cape Wind project will have some adverse environmental impacts. Some birds may be killed by windmill rotors -repparttar 105347 draft EIS predicts about one bird a day. The wind farm will be visible from some nearby coastal areas. Some may likerepparttar 105348 way it looks, some may not."

The whole point of alternative energy is to provide sustainable, clean, cost effective, and localized energy to our communities. Communities must stand up to politicians and oil companies that want to hamper our emergence from relying on foreign oil. Sending jobs overseas does not solverepparttar 105349 problem -- it puts civilians in a war-zone. The tremendous profits that ExxonMobil makes with oil offers little incentive to their stockholders to help steer this behemoth to a more sensible energy sources. However, from deep within this 400 billion dollar company a small group formed Campaign ExxonMobil, a coalition of concerned shareholders. These cash-smart stockholders actually are fighting within this company to make change onrepparttar 105350 issue of global warming and ExxonMobil’s disregard for renewable energy, because they see a huge potential for profit ifrepparttar 105351 company acts now.

Alternative energy communities will have a realized advantage over oil-driven communities inrepparttar 105352 future. Oil proponents are afraid of advancements in technology that could put an end torepparttar 105353 oil hegemony, so they fight progress bitterly. Taxpayers, scientists and philanthropists will berepparttar 105354 ones to compel governments to change policy and redirect our collective energies to beneficial results. We have to work together, not just as countries, but as wise corporations and citizens.

Wind turbines spin fromrepparttar 105355 wind and store energy at a very impressive rate, while Thermal Depolymerization recycles bio-matter into usable crude oil and solar power gathers rays fromrepparttar 105356 sun. Thermal Depolymerization has hitrepparttar 105357 break-even mark and is continually improving.

OPEC and big oil is not going away without a fight.

"Propped up againstrepparttar 105358 base ofrepparttar 105359 wind turbine wasrepparttar 105360 body of Frank Payne. His blood soaked clothes glisten underrepparttar 105361 full moon as blood still oozed from his slit throat. A note hung from a knife stabbed into his face. Senator Laforge was overcome with anger and remorse as she stared atrepparttar 105362 gristly sight of her brutally murdered campaign manager. Why did they kill him? Hasrepparttar 105363 big oil cartel supplemented intimidation, violence and political coercion now with murder to stop alternative energy programs? She reached forrepparttar 105364 note." Chapter 10 Hulagu's Web

Is this vision in Hulagu's Web preposterous? Would companies with billions at stake, political cronies in their pockets andrepparttar 105365 most powerful army inrepparttar 105366 world securing their product, consider assassination an option to stoprepparttar 105367 takeover of Alternative energy? Let’s hope not, but selling oil at exorbitant prices and refusing to addressrepparttar 105368 problem of global warming and simple pollution produced by fossil fuels leaves us with a bit of doubt. What isrepparttar 105369 answer torepparttar 105370 energy crisis? Is it adding more resources torepparttar 105371 problem, digging a bigger hole, or is it finding a new deal, a new resource, ample enough for thousands of years of technological advancement?

"The answer, my friend, is blowing inrepparttar 105372 wind..." -- Bob Dylan

About the Author: Robert S. Leonard is a freelance writer and PHP developer currently residing in the Kingston area (Ontario, Canada).

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