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Equipment such as hardhats, respirators or safety gloves might someday be all that stands between a worker and serious injury. The correct PPE, the training to use it and a comprehensive safety program are each components of personal protective equipment implementation as laid out in a 40 hour HAZWOPER program.
The Right Equipment
The first step is to choose the proper PPE for the worker and the job. OSHA has minimum requirements for PPE that must be met and these guidelines are laid out in 40 hour HAZWOPER training. For example the equipment must be durable, capable of being disinfected and be marked only to identify the manufacturer. Equipment that doesn’t meet OSHA specifications should not be used.
The PPE should be appropriate to the job. Issuing dust masks to employees who need full respirators is not an appropriate response. If a job requires respirators, then that is the equipment that should be used. PPE should be issued with a worst case viewpoint. It’s not about the incident that will happen; it’s about the incident that might happen.
The Right Training
Employees must be properly trained in the use of the PPE. A 40-hour HAZWOPER course is part of this training but doesn’t take the place of hands on sessions with equipment on the job site. Some employers are under the mistaken impression that face to face 40 hour HAZWOPER training is better than online training because they don’t need a hands-on session when the employee returns to work, but OSHA guidelines say workers must train with the actual equipment they will use not just the equipment used in a course. This is a site-specific training requirement - using the actual equipment an employee will be using in their job.
Site-specific training drills ensure that workers know how to put on, use and take off the equipment. It verifies that equipment is fitted correctly and all seals are intact. Training should also include proper maintenance of the PPE, including a regular program of inspection and replacement.
The Right Program
PPE is one component in an array of tools designed to keep workers safe. The 40-hour HAZWOPER course is only a piece of a comprehensive safety plan that includes engineering controls, manufacturing practices, passive protection and more. PPE is an important element in the program but should be the defense of last resort in case of contamination or accident.
Companies with carefully designed safety programs have fewer incidents every year. This translates to improved productivity and employee morale, not to mention better worker safety. HAZWOPER doesn’t exist by itself. It is a program with specific requirements and responses for hazardous waste handling, but depends on companies to use common sense when it comes to safety. Anything from ice on the sidewalk to fuses in an electrical panel could lead to disaster even if not part of the 40-hour HAZWOPER domain.
[tags]HAZWOPER, 40 Hour hazwoper, 8 hour HAZWOPER, 24 hour HAZWOPER, Online HAZWOPER[/tags]24d6
If you’re packing your child’s lunch, you know how much packaging goes into their noontime meal each day. You also know that that amount of packaging each day, five days a week, adds up to a lot of trash!
If you’ve been concerned about your environmental impact, you should know that there are some eco-friendly solutions for packing your child’s lunch.
Sustainable lunch bags and baggies are a good way to lessen the trash footprint made by your child’s lunch. There are many different manufacturers who are creating eco-friendly lunch containers that can be used over and over again.
Instead of instantly running out and buying a whole bunch of new lunch containers, you can use these tips to use what you already have or re-use old items in new ways.
Tip 1: Reuse standard lunch packing materials
One of the easiest ways to save on lunch materials is to simply re-use the materials that you already use to pack your child’s lunch. This just requires the cooperation of your child. Most times, plastic bags can be washed out and re-used, so have your child bring them back after using them.
You can also apply the same thinking to your child’s lunch box. Use a hand me down lunch box and have your child decorate it with stickers and puff paint. This is a great way to make something old look new again, and your child will have a totally unique lunch box.
Tip 2: Use small containers instead of bags
If you’re not comfortable washing disposable plastic bags, or your child it too young to remember to bring them back to you, you should pack all of the items in small reusable containers. Look for small containers at the second hand store or start saving them from the items you normally by. These containers are small enough so that they can fit into your child’s lunch box, but are cheap enough that it won’t be a problem if your child forgets to bring them back.
Tip 3: Use a thermos
Thermoses keep cold drinks cold and warm drinks warm, and they are much more eco-friendly than juice boxes and plastic milk bottles. You can purchase your thermos from a manufacturer that uses previously recycled materials or find one second hand.
Tip 4: Give your child cloth napkins
Paper towels and paper napkins can be a real waste of money, not to mention the addition to our landfills. Create your own cloth napkins out of small pieces of cotton fabric or purchase them from an ecofriendly online shop. These are well worth their cost because they can be used over and over again.
If you do find that you need to buy new packaging for your child’s lunch, try to purchase from manufacturers who use sustainable practices. You can find lunch boxes, thermoses, small containers and cloth napkins from eco-friendly materials to make your child’s lunch packaging sustainable.
[tags]sustainable lunch bags, eco friendly lunch bags, environmentally friendly lunch bags[/tags]
Austin takes its trees pretty seriously. This spring the Austin City Council considered rules for how developers can both treat existing trees on a property and quotas for planting future trees. This effort comes through the city’s Watershed Protection Department and would represent the first major change to Austin’s tree rules in 25 years.
As reported by the Austin-American Statesman, these rules are part of an ongoing effort to reduce the effects of urban heat islands, which are exactly what they sound like: urban areas dominated by buildings, roads and parking lots that trap heat. These non-permeable, dry surfaces cause temperatures that are 50 to 90 degrees warmer than the actual air temperature. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that shaded, moister areas, more commonly rural areas, remain close to air temperature. That means that on a 100 degree day a parking lot is giving off temperatures closer to 200 degrees.
These urban heat islands affect energy consumption, particularly in denser city centers. There is a vicious cycle of increased energy consumption, which leads to elevated emissions and greenhouse gases that warm the surface temperature that cause an increased need for energy consumption to air condition buildings…The cycle goes on and on. The elevated temperatures caused by these non-permeable urban heat islands impair air and water quality. In other words, as Austin grows the quality of life diminishes in some respects.
It’s not just the shade that trees offer that makes them so central to environmental efforts. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, largely considered to be the principal gas that is the cause of increased temperatures in the earth’s atmosphere. Efforts like these in Austin to maintain current trees as well as plant more trees are beneficial on many levels. The Los Angeles Times recently reported that efforts in California to save forests by restricting logging have long lasting benefits to combating climate change. A tree saved here improves the quality of air for the neighborhood; a forest saved in California can improve the air quality for an entire state.
And Austinites are all about saving trees, as the recent uproar of the possible removal of trees at Barton Springs Pool has shown. In April city officials announced that as many as 29 trees would need to be cut down around the area of the pool and Zilker Park playscape. For obvious reasons this did not go over well with the city’s residents. Through the power of the people, only three trees are now slated to be cut down sometime this summer.
The reasons to plant trees and care for existing trees are both environmentally and aesthetically compelling. Unfortunately, there are many issues at the root of the future tree rules and rulings, like the one about the trees in Zilker Park. The fact is, trees, old and new, cost money. The rules proposed by the city council will cost developers more money, which at some point gets passed down to the consumer. The same thing with a city that is compelled to care for its aging trees; eventually that is going to come out of the taxpayers’ pockets. However, the cost to the planet in the loss of trees may be one we can’t afford to pay.
[tags]trees, urban heat islands, global warming, Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park, climate control,[/tags]1f4a
The Age of Stupid is the latest and quite possibly the most powerful of the new genre of films aimed at helping to wake up the citizens of Planet Earth to the crucial urgency of reversing global warming. It follows in the loud and ominous footsteps of its predecessors–An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore and The Eleventh Hour, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.
All three of these films, along with a rapidly-growing array of similarly grim media reports, are currently alerting us to a potential impending global disaster of nearly incomprehensible magnitude.
Unlike advance warnings of other imminent disasters, such as tornadoes and hurricanes that are predictable only a few minutes or hours before they descend upon us suddenly and violently, the horrific disaster that we are being warned about here has been unfolding outside of our ordinary awareness very gradually and insidiously for many decades. There is now strong evidence, in fact, that it has been brewing slowly from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Unfortunately, the human species is not genetically well-equipped to deal effectively with this kind of slowly-developing and nearly imperceptible danger. The reason for this is very simple. Down through the vast eons of our evolution, the survival of our ancestors has depended most strongly on successfully fighting with, or fleeing from, immediate, in-our-face dangers, rather than those that were far removed in time and space.
We are also notorious as a species for relying on a variety of ego-defenses, such as denial and rationalization, in dealing with unpleasant realities that activate our discomfort. This gives rise, for example, to the well-known “elephant in the living room” phenomenon whereby we dysfunctionally ignore blatant warning signs of serious impending problems.
Given these inherent human deficits and the unique nature of the looming disaster of global climate change, then, extraordinary “alarm clocks” are required to wake us up and call us to take effective action in order to avert or reduce the magnitude of the impending disaster.
Fortunately, there is growing evidence that this is happening to an increasing degree throughout the world. Paul Hawken, for example, in his most recent book, Blessed Unrest, speaks of this as part of “the largest social movement in history.” He estimates that there are now two million or more separate grassroots groups all over the world that are recognizing and addressing various aspects of this problem, along with those concerning social justice.
He likens this phenomenon to that of our individual immune systems becoming spontaneously mobilized to counteract a bodily disease that threatens our personal survival.
There is a growing consensus among environmental scientists that the global warming crisis is more severe and also more imminent than was originally estimated. Due to the progressive thawing of the tundra in the Arctic, for example, methane gas is being increasingly released into the atmosphere. This is accelerating the melting of the Arctic icecap, which in turn is increasing the rate of thawing of the tundra in a classic vicious circle.
There is also now a very strong scientific consensus that no matter what we do to slow down or reverse the emission of greenhouse gases, there will inevitably be some major disastrous planetary effects, both for humans and other life forms. Many of these, in fact, are already occurring.
In a worst case scenario, if we don’t take immediate and effective action to reduce the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, civilization as we know it could be destroyed.
This is the basic thesis of the eco-documentary, The Age of Stupid, which is set in the year 2050 when global warming has reached catastrophic proportions. The protagonist in the film, an archivist, has discovered through his investigations that the masses of people living in 2008, had they not ignored warnings about the approaching disaster, could have helped prevent it.
There are endless ways that everyone can help “the age of stupid” get smart by heeding the urgent warning message of this film, along with that of thousands of the world’s top environmental scientists. First and foremost, this requires that we get educated as fully as possible in all of the many things we can do to reduce our personal carbon footprints and then actively and consistently implement this knowledge.
Secondly, we can effectively become part of the earth’s “immune system,” as Paul Hawken suggests, by becoming actively involved in–or at least actively supporting–one or more of the vast number of groups that are already mobilized to counteract the massive corporate and governmental resistance to reversing greenhouse gas emissions or to otherwise helping to preserve the natural environment.
Interestingly, one of the simplest and easiest ways to help support these groups is through a process of “embedded giving” that entails no personal cost at all. All that it requires is to do your online shopping through a designated website of the organization of your choice.
The sponsoring organization then earns a significant commission on whatever is purchased. Since substantial rebates are paid on all of the products that
are purchased in this way, the supporting shopper actually ends up paying less, rather than more, while simultaneously helping their chosen organization to generate revenue to fund its particular mission.
Paul Hawken points out that absolutely everyone can participate in some way(s) in helping to heal the deep wounds that we, as a species, have collectively and unwittingly inflicted upon the larger nature that we are all part of. As he says, very simply and succinctly, “the ‘Help Wanted’ signs are everywhere.” So in meeting this huge challenge to our future survival, nobody needs to remain “unemployed”.
Rick Jorgenson is the founder and Executive Director of HealthyLife Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping non-profit environmental organizations.
[tags]global warming, climate change, environment[/tags]
The Tel Aviv foundation is a foundation that spends its time and energy in making a better place for its people to live. To do this, the foundation sponsors multiple projects over all kinds of backgrounds.
Since it was created in 1977, the foundation has raised over $300 million dollars worldwide which goes to support these projects. The projects come through the mayor and city council who also match funds for many projects also. The foundation’s projects can be divided into four categories:
(2.) Welfare and Social Services
(3.) Art, Culture, and Sport
In education, the foundation supports the children by building and renovating schools for its children. It also has built libraries, resource centers, and The Academic College of Tel Aviv - Yaffo. The foundation obviously knows the importance of education in their youth. They also award science scholarships to those teenagers who show amazing promise.
The welfare projects are designed to help the city itself with social issues. One of these projects is an after-school center for at-risk children. This is a place children can go and feel safe. Not only do the students get a meal while they are there, they are also nurtured and encouraged to feel successful in their education and family. There is also a feeding program for the elderly in Tel Aviv. These elderly people don’t have family available to help them and live in low income areas.
One of the foundation’s projects for art and culture is an amphitheater in the Yarkon Park. Manay different artists perform there in the summer and it is expensive to build and then take down their stage. This amphitheater will serve as a permanent place for artists to come to and sing or perform their art form. The Park can have one great amphitheater for all the groups to use.
As for helping out the environment, one prominent project is the Jaffa Seaside Park which will be in place of the old Jaffa Landfill. This park will create so much beauty and allow many walkways for pedestrians to enjoy the beauties of the beach. There will also be a way to donate funds to this project and have a loved one remembered by having their name placed on a wall of remembrance.
The foundation has many opportunities to serve the needy in the area and these projects just tell a little about what the foundation truly does. It continually strives to make a better future for Tel Aviv and Israel.
Ira Riklis (http://www.irariklis.com) is the principal of Sutherland Capital Management, Inc., a private holding company primarily involved in the home-security market based in New York City. Art Gib is a freelance writer.
Energy Performance Certificates have been introduced as mandatory to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings within the United Kingdom to meet EU standards. If you are buying or selling a home, an energy performance certificate will be required whenever a home is being built, sold or rented out. The certificate is set out with letter bands to highlight how energy efficient a home is, A being the most efficient and G being the least. Currently the average stands at a D, but the government has plans to rise to average to C, especially with newly built homes. This article looks at ways of making your home energy efficient.
Although we are nearly into summer, it is time to start preparing for winter. This may sound slightly odd, but in order to achieve a cosy home come November, plus reduce your carbon footprint then time for action is now rather than later. The carbon emissions from our homes within the UK make up for 27% of the total emissions. There are a few simple and cheap things you can do to help reduce your homes personal carbon footprint, such as changing all your light bulbs for energy efficiency ones. They are more expensive that normal ones but they last much longer and have far less glare and hum less.
Another trick you can do to lower your carbon emissions is to place around your hot water cylinder a jacket. These 80 mm thick coat only costs about a mere 12 pounds and will save you about 20 pounds a year in heating bills and 160 KG a year in emissions. If everyone managed to do this it would make a big difference on the carbon emission of this country, hopefully changing the average house’s energy rating.
By changing your heating settings can also help you lower your emissions, your thermostat, time programmer and thermostat radiator valves should only be heating rooms that you are in at times that you use them. Also, make sure that you bleed radiators to release all trapped air. To do this turn off all of your heating and carefully loosen the bleed valve at the very top of the radiator, to catch all the trips hold an old rag near the valve.
The introduction of the Energy Performance Certificate will helpfully make people far more aware of the energy that their home wastes and in the future have a great impact on the environment. By changing just small and simple things we can take control of the wastage we as a country create each year, which can only be a positive thing.
Dominic Donaldson is an expert in the energy industry.
Find out more about Energy Performance Certificate and how the services available can help you with lowering your carbon emissions.
[tags]Energy Performance Certificate,EPC, Energy Consultancy[/tags]
While the Austin City Council is not giving home sellers a break this year, the federal government is coming through with some tax breaks for the energy-conscious homeowner. For 2009 only, homeowners can get certain tax credits for making energy efficient improvements on a primary residence.
What does this have to do with the Austin City Council? As of June 1 homes older than 10 years are required to get an energy audit and disclose the results to prospective buyers. So along with the new coat of paint and fresh flowers in the yard, homeowners have an added expense to get their homes sold.
The idea behind the city council ordinance is a noble one of keeping Austin green, but the timing is lousy with job losses and a slower housing market looming over the city. “There’s never a good time to add fees to a transaction,” City Council Member Mike Martinez said in the Austin-American Statesman, “but I think this requirement is a good thing. It allows the consumer to fully understand the purchase they’re about to make. If you spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on an investment, you would want to know how efficient that investment is going to be for you.”
Fortunately recession-strapped homeowners are not required to make improvements as a result of the $200-500 audit, however the idea is to encourage sellers or buyers to make their houses more energy-efficient. An audit can help pinpoint exactly what needs to be done to make a home greener.
This is where the tax credits come in. Under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, also known as the Obama stimulus package, Congress has provided two tax credits for homeowners making energy efficient improvements. There is a $500 lifetime credit, which gives a 10 percent credit for improvements such as new insulation, windows, skylights, energy-efficient roofing or exterior doors.
The other tax credit is a 30 percent-of-cost credit for energy improvements. This would include $50 for each advanced main air circulating fan; $150 for qualified furnaces, such as natural gas or propane; and $300 for qualifying energy-efficient heating and cooling systems or hot water heaters.
In a buyers market, sellers wanting an edge may go ahead and make some of the improvements indicated by an energy audit, which focuses on things like insulation and the condition of the heating and cooling systems. This year’s tax credits may help offset some of those costs.
Of course, these tax credits and Austin Energy incentives aren’t just for those wanting to sell their home. According to Austin Energy, in the past five years homeowners have made improvements that have collectively saved $3 million by reducing kilowatt-hours by 38 million.
It’s a good idea to get the exact details on the tax breaks from a tax professional.
Ki lives in Austin Texas. He created a site which has detailed information about Austin Texas real estate. It allows buyers to search for homes in the Austin MLS. He also maintains a blog with monthly statistics on Austin real estate.
[tags]energy audits, tax credits, Austin Energy, austin real estate, austin texas real estate[/tags]
To provide needed help to the environment one can proceed to plant a tree. Sound very simple and can be. However if you want to have a real impact there may be a better way.
Many people discuss how to fight climate change and claim to have the solution to reduce global warming. They believe to fight global warming that simply planting a tree in their front yard will do the trick. I’m not saying it won’t help because it will do some. Every blade of grass, weed and tree provide carbon dioxide absorption the real question is how much. To plant a tree and think that it has solved a larger problem is just not considering the broader information. On average a dense wood tree planted in its eco-environment will provide the equivalent carbon offset of about 3/4 of the carbon produced by an individual in one month. This information is readily available through internet research.
The next thing I would like to discuss when talking about providing help to the environment is habitat. Our ecosystem is a very dependent balance between plant and animal life. I believe a consideration when planting a tree is the overall help to the environment not just the satisfaction of doing something. If you were to go to the local nursery and buy yourself a tree to plant in your yard it is likely that there are some personal criteria you would consider.
1. looks - how will planting this tree in my landscape make it look
2. What size will it grow to be
3. How much maintenance
Since I worked in a nursery I remember the questions. Very rarely is the correct question asked that will benefit the environment the most.
1. What tree will grow best in my environment and provide maximum habitat blending.
Why is this important? Because a tree that grows at its maximum expected rate will generally absorb larger quantities of carbon dioxide.
Unfortunately it is near impossible to restore for habitat without large tracts of land that can support numerous different indigenous species.
Some actions produce greater rewards. I want to talk about maximizing our efforts. Sometimes it is more important to do the right thing than to satisfy our own sense of self gratification. For instance say you decided that you want to make the world a better place by planting a tree. Where are you going to plant it where it will do the most good and what kind will you plant?
I like using this example - planting a Fir tree in Zambia is like fighting a war with a BB gun.
Neither will have the impact desired. There is a solution to the dilemma and that is a plant a tree organization called Sow A Tree. Their mission is to plant trees in deforested areas and restore habitat while restoring native forest trees that will provide maximum environmental benefit.
Cooperative approach may make the difference. I always encourage people to consider the best approach when landscaping their yards but if we really want to maximize the impact on the environment we should make our yards as green and nice as we would like. When it come to providing help to the environment do what you are going t o do at home but planting a tree with a tree planting company like Sow A Tree will enhance habitat and provide help to the environment we can’t do on our own.
I can say it is a good thing there are companies out there doing the work that we all want to do. A small price is it to pay to help restore needed forests. If you would like to find out more about Sow A Tree you can at their website:
We can make a difference that lasts…
I have taken a very keen interest in restoration of habitat and reforestation since working in the woods as a teenager. I’m Dr. Scott Whitwam Th.D. and I highly recommend
Sow A Tree
Sow A Tree blog
[tags]help to the environment, planting a tree, restore for habitat, to plant a tree[/tags]26a0
Learning more about solar energy can spread the importance and what needs to be done to make it more affordable and easy for consumers to avail of. Availing of the power from the sun is one thing that we should encourage our folks to save on our bills and the environment. It is very important as most people are not really aware of what it can really bring to their needs for energy in terms of their light bulbs, heating and many more.
On the one hand the developing world needs vastly to increase access to affordable energy because, at present, solar power is more entrenched in European countries such as Spain and Germany, which have promoted its development with strong incentives called feed-in tariffs,which require electric utilities to buy solar power at a high, fixed price. Well meaning scientists, engineers, economists and politicians have proposed various steps that could slightly reduce fossil fuel use and emissions. Solar street lights are a judicious choice for parking lots, parks, highways, roads airports, area lighting and many other public, private and military sites. Everyone wants a solar powered home, but their are some factors that come into play to determine whether or not this can be a reality.
California is considering a stronger policy as well, and bills have also been introduced in other states, including Washington and Oregon. Although these are small they are capable of running small electrical items including laptops, small TV’s and lights. It is also a means of breaking down barriers to the process because all parties will have a firm, legally viable agreement. Some of these are flexible panels that can be rolled up.
You need sun and plenty of it to be able to utilize solar in your home. The feed-in tariff law is a market access privilege, so each power producer can come to the market. There are a number of battery connections that are included with the panels that can connect to a variety of different kitchen cabinets and gadgets. The technology is ready. It can be cost effective to contact a local contractor to design and install your solar power system for home electricity. As most people find out, they are better off with getting a contractor to do the installation rather than doing it themselves.
These systems can be used to power notebook computers they can charge any equipment even when it’s cloudy. This means you may require a new meter to be installed.
New Jersey is one of the leading states in solar energy incentives and rebates. The decay of vegetation along the riverbed can cause the buildup of methane. This is what is needed to spread the word about the use of such powerful source as an alternative or better yet a replacement or for our fossil fuel and coal use which is harmful to the environment.
Ontario, which has had a feed in tariff since 2006, also suspended its program last year after being oversubscribed, but wants to restart the policy. The solar programs have sometimes proved so popular that costs can spiral out of control. If most countries and states should adapt this programs, it really help lower our energy bills as well as we can have a clean air.
Having all these information about the benefits and importance of solar energy, should awaken everyone as it can really affect our lives and the way we live on this planet earth. With all the many governmental programs and discounts, rebates and incentives to promote the use of alternative sources like this, would surely be a welcome sight to everyone.
Know the Facts About Solar Energy Start Using Efficient Home Energy Saving To Reduce Your Energy Bills and Help Promote a Clean Air. For Renewable Energy and Solar Energy Go To EfficientHomeEnergySaving.org
[tags]solar energy, affordable energy, information about solar energy, solar power system, clean air,[/tags]
What happens when the oil prices and production costs get too high? What if our fossil fuel supply runs out? What will happen then? Actually, to fully appreciate sustainable power, these aren’t the only questions we should ask. Perhaps we should inquire: Where does 20% of our electricity supply come from? How are far off towns furnished with power? You see sustainable energy is not just for the future, it is here, it is now.
The Real Deal
The thing about sustainable energy is that it arouses debates from politicians, NGO’s, advocates and opponents all have certain grounds for saying that sustainable works or is a bad thing after all. Perhaps we should begin by defining what sustainable power is. When we say sustain it means to support, uphold, to keep from falling. So when we say sustainable power it means energy with unending resources. In the case of today sustainable energy means endless resources fro power supply without the harmful effects on the environment.
Its Not Sustainable It’s the Alternate
In all reality it is not sustainable energy that precipitates the conflict. It is the “alternate source” of energy that is the root of all things that create conflict. A lot of people argue that alternate energy resources are simply too new a resource fuelled by technology for it to be really said that it is indeed safe.
What is more, some authorized people on the matter of energy say that alternate energy resources are simply not powerful enough to cope with the demands of the world. No matter which way we argue alternate energy resources are part of sustainable power and sustainable power means we live the humans live on as a species; were not supposed to die or else it is useless for use to look for ways to improve ourselves. After all isn’t future the reason for our continued quest to be better and more environmentally aware?
Its Here, There, Everywhere
Alternate energy resources derived naturally have been employed as early as the time of the pharaohs. Today alternate energy resources are scattered all around the world. From the richest countries to the third world nations. In northwester Europe wind farms are abundant. The Philippines, New Zealand, Kenya, Iceland, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Mexico, and even the states make use of geothermal plants to supply a portion of their electricity. Hydropower so popular in the US and in china are used to generate enough electricity to power small towns and help power the enormous electrical consumption of a city like Las Vegas.
Its Now and It Can’t Be Denied
If you think that earth is already polluted and in peril, then imagine what if thousands of years ago our ancestors all used fossil fuels and burned coals for every energy need they have? History says that with every development and discovery man makes, the earth gets polluted every day. So there must have been that one thing that slowed it down a bit.
Remember the great smog of London where over 8,000 people died? Well that happened because they were experiencing unusually cold weather so they in turn consumed and lit up more coals, thereby fogging the air with smog. If alternate energy resources were never used we wouldn’t even be here today. So be thankful and be a supporter not only in words but in action as well.
[tags]power4home, power 4 home[/tags]c019