Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rain Barrels Idea

"Rain Barrels -- Save water the old-fashioned way, with a few of these plastic gallon-catchers. Know that all your water will be going to good use, and it helps recycle. Rain barrels are available in different sizes from 20 gallons to the whopping 65-gallon models. Single barrel prices start at $114.95."
-Being Ed,

Taking cue from this, include that in your household to save water and recycle water for other things. Being in a tropical country, we are blessed with rainy seasons where the water overflows, and a very humid and hot season where water is scarce at times.

This rain barrel not only gives us a chance to save the environment, it also saves money. Accumulate rain water to clean out your garage/sinks/etc., water your plants or clean your car. Just remember to keep the barrels covered to make sure you don't grow mosquitos!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Protecting the Blue Heart of the Planet

An Amazing and Inspiring Talk by Sylvia Earle on protecting the Blue Heart of the Planet

Sylvia Earle, called "Hero for the Planet" by Time, is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer with a deep commitment to research through personal exploration.

"We've got to somehow stabilize our connection to nature so that in 50 years from now, 500 years, 5,000 years from now there will still be a wild system and respect for what it takes to sustain us."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No to the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant!

Dear friend,

Lawmakers in the Philippines are recently going all out to promote nuclear power.

Recently they have proposed a House Bill to revive the 'mothballed' Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).

Nuclear power is the most dangerous and most expensive source of electricity. And it is not the solution to climate change.

That's why we would like you to join us in saying NO TO BNPP.

As a valued Greenpeace supporter, we're inviting you to come along this Sunday and help us create a "human banner" as a symbol of solidarity with the people of Bataan.

Where: Sunken Garden of the University of the Philippines in Diliman

When: 8am this Sunday, February 22, 2009

We will use this image and your support to send a strong message to our lawmakers: "NO TO BNPP".

If you would like to be part of this activity, please confirm your attendance by Thursday, by calling Supporter Services at (02)4146512 local 102, 103, 104. You can also reply to this email together with the names of your friends or family who can attend.

Hope to see you there!


Francis Dela-Cruz

Public Campaigns Coordinator
Greenpeace Philippines

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Enviro Energies Signs Brand License Agreement with Living With Ed

Enviro Energies Signs Brand License Agreement with Living With Ed
Distributor of Revolutionary Mag-WindTM Vertical Axis Wind Turbines will team up with hit TV series and Hollywood's 'greenest' actor to promote Wind Power technology

Grimsby, ONT Canada - Enviro Energies has signed a long-term exclusive brand license / endorsement agreement with the producers of the hit TV series Living With Ed and its co-star Ed Begley, Jr. Under terms of the agreement, Enviro Energies will use the trademark of the show and the endorsement of Begley to market its line of revolutionary Mag-WindT magnetically levitating vertical axis wind turbines throughout North America.

Enviro Energies has licensed, engineered, and is entering into full production on their innovative line of vertical axis wind turbines that can be installed nearly anywhere! Unlike conventional propellers, as well as most other vertical axis turbines, the Enviro Energies Mag-WindT turbines operate in very low winds and are also completely silent, stable and safe in winds of up to 100+ mph. This is due in part to their patented low-rotational magnetically levitating generators. The turbines are economical, efficient, maintenance-free, aesthetically pleasing, bird friendly and manufactured in the USA. They can be installed residentially, commercially, or industrially and have made urban and suburban wind power a reality!

"We are extremely pleased to be working with Ed Begley, Jr. and his television show" noted Ken Johnson, Senior Consultant for Enviro Energies. "Ed is not only the gold standard for green living in the entertainment community, but he is extremely knowledgeable about wind power and technology. He, in conjunction with his TV series, is a perfect match with Enviro Energies to deliver the message of accessible and affordable wind power technology in North America."

"I've been an ardent supporter of wind turbines for many years", noted Begley. "In fact, I've even owned a share of an industrial wind turbine in the California desert since 1985. And yet, while wind farms have long been used to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and our overworked power grid, a wind turbine solution for our energy demands where we live, work, shop and play has not been commercially viable, realistic or practical.until now. Enviro Energies has re-awakened my excitement about utilizing urban wind power by designing and launching the best technologies in the wind turbine industry."

The marketing relationship will be launched with the creation of a series of print, video and on-line materials featuring Living With Ed branding and Ed Begley, Jr. endorsements. In addition, Begley recently appeared at the Enviro Energies booth at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas, NV where over 1,100 builders placed orders or requested information on the Enviro Energies product line. In June 2009, Begley will appear at the Commercial Construction Show in Phoenix, Arizona with Enviro Energies and one of its commercial installation partners. In the near future, Begley will install a Low Wind Mag-WindT 1.5kW MVAWT at his home in Studio City, CA to contribute additional power to his already existing solar system. Begley and Enviro Energies also have plans to do numerous other 'high-profile' installs throughout the US in 2009 and will be attending expos and conventions to release their innovative new products nationwide.

For More Information, please contact:

Ken Johnson, Senior Consultant, Enviro Energies,, 310-560-0506

Greg Glass, Vice President, BCII,, 818-333-3711

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Arctic Sea Ice Increases at Record Rate

WattsUpwithThat gives a take (and thoughts)on the increasing rate of the Artic sea (c/o guest Jeff Id):

"Certainly the 30 year arctic trend in ice area is downward, even the most committed global warming scientist has to admit this happens regularly in climate along with regular 30 year uptrends. The questions are, did we cause it or not, and was CO2 the instigating factor. The rapid recovery of ice levels has to have some meaning regarding the severity of the problem. This goes directly in the face of accelerated global warming and the doom and gloom scenarios promoted by our politicians and polyscienticians."

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AN interesting (if not heated) discussion ensues in the comments section too.
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