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Being Green - 'Green' Fuel?

Hi Folks:

I came across both of the articles below on the same day, and both outline similar ideas. If you’re interested in environmental topics you’re likely aware of the process for converting used fry oil into biodiesel, and the process of creating fuel oil using bacteria. But this is […]

Being Green - Another Look at Solar

Hi Folks:

Normally I do my ‘Being Green‘ posts on Fridays, but this one’s been bumped a day. I’ve written two previous posts on energy from the sun: “Going Solar” and “Bottling Sunshine“, but this week I wanted to highlight a couple of ongoing projects that are really addressing this […]

Being Green - Bottling Sunshine

Hi Folks:

Friday once again, and time for this week’s ‘Being Green‘ post. Of all of the world’s current ills, one of the largest and most well known is global warming – sometimes called the ‘greenhouse effect’. There are essentially two strands to this problem: one is that plants like […]

He Says, She Says... 'Insights' from the Celestine Prophecy

Hello, Dear Reader:

When James Redfield’s book ‘The Celestine Prophecy‘ came out in in the early 1990s, we bought two copies of it and read them avidly. The ideas contained within the book added nicely to the stores of knowledge we already had. Time went by like it always does, […]

Being Green - Emerging Technologies

Hi Folks:

For this week’s ‘Being Green‘ post I wanted to offer a shout out to a few new (to me at least) emerging technologies. All three of these have the ‘power’ (pun intended) to change our future. I don’t often highlight specific companies in my blog posts, but have […]

Being Green - Intentional Communities

Hi Folks:

I was going to talk about intentional communities last week but life got in the way. Actually, last Friday night Marcia and I were at an open meeting to discuss Victoria’s Official Community Plan. In a way this fits in as sustainability, green building, water and energy are […]