Archive for May 5, 2014

powering florida and empowering florida’s natural habitats

I believe Florida (and all states in the US) need to first become as efficient and effective as they can. This is the low hanging fruit so to speak. Then we can have the time, money and energy surplus to work on these alternative energy resources like garbage, solar and bio-gas.

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Doug Katz: Customers, retailers gather in Cleveland Heights to launch united bitcoin effort | cleveland.com – newsle

Doug Katz: Customers, retailers gather in Cleveland Heights to launch united bitcoin effort | cleveland.com – newsle.

How do bitcoins fit in the sustainable world?

One they are not made of a resource so that don’t have any ‘direct’ natural cost of externals.

Secondly, they can and hopefully will be accepted in a way that promotes community and sharing instead of greed and stratification.

Barry

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Energy Efficiency Saves Billions

Energy Efficiency Saves Billions.

You save money by the bucket loads even before you get a financial return!

Barry

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Framework emerges to build the business case for natural capital | GreenBiz.com

Framework emerges to build the business case for natural capital | GreenBiz.com.

Thinking about this makes my head hurt. I know it has to be done but I have to take my time. This attitude about nature and the environment has been so ingrained in me that I have to pick through my expectations and assumptions. Is this a valuable exercise for you?

Barry

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Plumbing Code to Require Insulation Around Hot Water Pipes | Green Lodging News

Plumbing Code to Require Insulation Around Hot Water Pipes | Green Lodging News.

Protect you home and business by being sustainable and cost effective by following a few simple actions.

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Gardening: Nourishing the Environment and the Soul |

Gardening: Nourishing the Environment and the Soul |.

I live in South Florida so we have two growing seasons. I just turned my 4×8 raised bed over and mixed in some compost. I covered the bed with a bunch of pine needles which do a fairly good job of keeping back the weeds. I then promptly left town to manage the business my father left my brother and me in Exuma, Bahamas for a week. When I get back I am going to start some seeds so by the time they are ready the soil should be in better condition than it was last year. Our soil is very sandy here so you really need to keep building it up year after year. Comments, suggestions, feedback welcome.

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