Archive for April, 2009

How You Can Save the Animals and Help Stop Global Warming

Americans consume a huge amount of meat. So much so that livestock is now one of the leading contributors to global warming, responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Empower yourself to stop the problem at the source!
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Gore Endorses House Global-Warming Bill:

Support This Legislation! Former Vice President Al Gore is endorsing a House bill that would curb the gases blamed for global warming. Find out the importance of this crucial legislation, and why Gore supports it! Just click the link below and vote for the article! The Article: Gore Endorses House Global-Warming Bill: Support This Legislation! Vote for it on Care2 News here

Proof of Global Warming

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It is important to know the true facts about global warming. Because it is not a small or localized environmental problem, it is going to require international cooperation as well as personal change from all of us to stop global warming. In fact, it may be the largest challenge humanity faces in the twenty-first century. Unfortunately, it has also become a highly politicized issue.

You need to especially carefully about the information concerning global warming– you can learn which facts are accepted by the scientific community and which are created by ill-informed or political sources.

True Facts About Global Warming
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How I home-built an electricity producing Wind turbine It was easy. You can do it too

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Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the sky-wrecking light pollution found near cities of any real size. I found a great piece of property. The problem is, it’s so remote that there is no electric service available. That’s not really a problem. No electricity equals no light pollution. However, it would be nice to have at least a little electricity, since so much of life in the 21st century is dependent on it.

One thing I noticed right away about my property is that most of the time, the wind is blowing. Almost from the moment I bought it, I had the idea of putting up a wind turbine and making some electricity, and later adding some solar panels. This is the story of how I did it. Not with an expensive, store-bought turbine, but with a home-built one that cost hardly anything. If you have some fabricating skills and some electronic know-how, you can build one too.    See The Website Here

NBC Trots Out Polar Bears and Penguins for Another Global Warming Alarmism Segment

NBC Trots Out Polar Bears and Penguins for Another Global Warming Alarmism Segment Click to see story.

What is Greenpeace

banner-hang-homepageOur core values are reflected in our environmental campaign work: We ‘bear witness’ to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner. We use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate. In exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions we have no permanent allies or adversaries. We ensure our financial independence from political or commercial interests. We seek solutions for, and promote open, informed debate about society’s environmental choices.

Our History

A group of thoughtful committed citizens that came together in 1971 to create Greenpeace. A handful of determined activists leased a small fishing vessel, called the Phyllis Cormack, and set sail from Vancouver for Amchitka Island in Alaska. Their mission was to protest U.S. nuclear testing off the coast of Alaska with a brave act of defiance: to place themselves in harm’s way. Despite being intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard, these daring activists sailed into history by bringing worldwide attention to the dangers of nuclear testing.

Our Work

That was more than 30 years ago and in that time, Greenpeace has indeed changed the world, and we continue to make the world a better place. Our committed activists and supporters have come together to ban commercial whaling, convince the world’s leaders to stop nuclear testing, protect Antarctica, and so much more. Today, we have grown from a small group of dedicated activists to an international organization with offices in more than 30 countries. But our spirit and our mission remain the same. Our fight to save the planet has grown more serious – the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. Greenpeace is actively working to address these and other threats.http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

Reusing Rainwater

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Did you know you can easily capture delicious rainwater for home use? It’s easy, and (so far) rainwater is free! All you have to do is get a rain barrel and let it fill up with water when it rains. How? Hook it up to the gutters on your roof, or some other easy way of capturing the water that falls on your roof or property. Why It’s Important

Rainwater harvesting is an easy and highly effective way to capitalize on the extreme shifts in weather patterns we are experiencing and help alleviate the demand for water. With much of the US in drought conditions, the idea of just keeping the water that already falls on our houses is an obvious solution to water scarcity problems.
The average U.S. household uses almost 150,000 gallons of water per year with up to 50% of water going to landscaping during summer months. Installing a rainwater harvesting system is one way to reduce outdoor water use by collecting water during the rainy season that can be used during droughts. By capturing water on a 1500 square foot roof, a family could reduce their water bill by 50% and save 43,000 gallons of water yearly.*
There are so many other great benefits to harvesting rainwater:
• Keeps relatively clean water out of the sewer for future use
• Keeps chemicals out of our water by diverting water from treatment plants
• Reduces the demand and energy of transporting water from faraway places
• Reduces the amount of water flowing into storm systems during peak flow times and thereby helps to eliminate flooding
• Reduces the use of potable water used for non-potable applications including gardening and toilet flushing
Saves money on your water bill! How It Works

The unused rainwater that falls upon our roofs can be gathered and used for a whole host of applications, ones that require both potable and non-potable water. Most people use rainwater to water their yards or gardens but it can also be hooked up to your home plumbing to be used for toilet flushing, or purified, filtered or distilled for human consumption.
Gathering rainwater is easy to do with only a few simple changes to your regular gutter system. In the majority of water systems , water is filtered while collected to remove debris, and is then stored in the rain barrels.Get creative you can make a system out of a garbage can you can get at home depot. http://www.plastic-mart.com/index.htm