Solar Powered Indoors

Why don't we have solar powered lamps that simply sit by our windows during the day? That way when we draw the shades at night, they turn on and use the energy that was generated by the solar panel. The price of solar power has been going down as it becomes produced on a mass scale, but it still seems like products like this just don't exist. It would be great this type of merchandise was readily available at a Wal-mart or Home Depot. Hey, how about fans in the summer, and solar heaters in the winter? It could even be as simple as powering a clock. I say if plants can do it why cann't we? What do you think of this idea?

The Simple Solution

Right now 2/3 of the power generated from fossil fuels is just wasted and harming our environment every day. This movie sums up a lot of the real solutions to our energy problems. It discusses some of the policies already in place in other countries like Sweden and Germany. We need to harness energy created from solar PV cells, wind generators, geothermal energy or simply catching the wasted heat given off by traditional power plants. Let have our generation be the ones that made a difference. Is anyone with me?

The Modern Johnny Appleseed

I am sure most of you have heard the story of Johnny Appleseed or John Chapman (1774-1847), as he was know back then, but for those of you who haven't, here is a quick recap. He was a simple man from colonial times that traveled across the vast USA planting apple seeds all along the way. Years from then there were hundreds, if not thousands of apple trees, all full grown and providing a healthy treat for those in it's vicinity. My question to you is, "Why can't we use this same logic today to help out poor parts of cities, or even countries?" I mean how about planting an orchard in Central Park, or blueberry and raspberry bushes all along the Detroit River Front. It's not like there isn't all ready trees and bushes in these locations, so why not have them serving their community. I certainly don't think there would be a problem with the fruit rotting considering how many hungry mouths there are out there in the world. In fact, it might be the exact opposite, in that there would not be enough for everyone, or people would pick the fruits and vegtables too early, but they would learn the hard way if they had to. So why hasn't the government, or someone else started a program such as this? Instead, we hear every year about all the starving people in the world, when we could be slowly growing towards a solution. Hopefully, this may at least make you think twice about tossing that apple core in the trash, and who knows maybe you will be the next Johnny Appleseed?

The Amazon River Dries Up (Does Anyone Care?)

The worst drought in decades....

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