Richard Branson’s plan to help rebuild the Caribbean with clean energy

November 3, 2017 by  
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Renewable energy could help islands in the Caribbean be more resilient in the face of future hurricanes – and billionaire Richard Branson wants to make that happen. He’s spearheading a plan for recovery centering on renewable energy. Replacing fossil fuel power grids with clean energy sources like solar and wind could also promote economic development. Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Caribbean islands. Now, Branson aims to help them rebuild. He has spoken with lenders and foundations about a fund to pay for a Disaster Recovery Marshall Plan, a name that nods to the Marshall Plan to rebuild Western Europe following World War 2. His efforts, which focus on renewable energy, could also include debt relief negotiations in which the International Monetary Fund (IMF) might be involved – Branson met with IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and said she was willing to facilitate meetings between creditors and Caribbean nations. He also said in a blog post he met recently with over 50 representatives from Caribbean governments and utility companies. Related: Puerto Rico electricity crisis sparks interest in renewable energy He told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, “We want to move the Caribbean countries into clean energy and make them more sustainable, which will make dealing with hurricanes much easier. The Caribbean heads of state agree with one voice that this is a good idea.” Branson rode out Hurricane Irma in a cellar on Necker, his private island in the British Virgin Islands. The island’s solar-powered microgrid weathered the storm well, he said, with the solar panels running again just 24 hours after the hurricane. In a blog post, Branson said people interested in helping could donate to the BVI Community Support Appeal , which aims “to raise money for the long term reconstruction” of the British Virgin Islands. Via the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Richard Branson Images via Caribbean Buzz Helicopters/Virgin and Ricardo Rossello on Twitter

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Architecture for Humanity Teams Up with MTV’s Jersey Shore to ‘Restore the Shore’ After Hurricane Sandy

November 7, 2012 by  
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In between trips to the tanning booth and the gym, the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ is dabbling in philanthropy. MTV and their most notorious reality TV cast have joined together with Architecture for Humanity  to air a live fund-raising special to help victims of Hurricane Sandy . The proceeds will go towards restoring the New Jersey community of Seaside Heights, a popular resort community on the New Jersey shoreline. Read the rest of Architecture for Humanity Teams Up with MTV’s Jersey Shore to ‘Restore the Shore’ After Hurricane Sandy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture for Humanity , disaster recovery , hurricane sandy recovery , Jersey Shore , MTV Special , Restore the Shore , Seaside Heights New Jersey

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VIDEO: How to Winter-Proof Your Home, With Eco-Blogger Starre Vartan

November 7, 2012 by  
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Winter is creeping up quickly and some states have already seen their first snow. If you’re worried about keeping warm and cozy these next few months, look no further than our video on how to button up your home for the cold season and cut your utility bills while you’re at it! We’ve enlisted the help of green energy expert Steve Schappert to take eco-fashion blogger and author Starre Vartan through a home energy audit and winter weatherization home makeover. Watch the video above to find out where Starre’s home was lacking when it came to energy efficiency, and learn how you can pinpoint and remedy similar problems in your own home. Read the rest of VIDEO: How to Winter-Proof Your Home, With Eco-Blogger Starre Vartan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy star” , air sealing , diy home improvements , eco friendly ways to warm your house , eco friendly winter , eco options , energy audit , energy saving products , go green in your home , green home tips , green homes , green ways to warm your house , home depot , home depot environmentally friendly products , how to deal with a cold house , how to prepare your home for cold weather , how to prepare your home for the winter , How to weatherize , prepare you home for winter , products that help you save energy , products to save energy , save energy in your home , save money , save money in your home , starre vartan , tips for a cold apartment , why is my house so cold , winterize your apartment , winterize your home , winterize your house

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Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

May 3, 2012 by  
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A prototype for a solar and wind power station that fits within a shipping container has placed a group of students from Princeton University among the winners of a national EPA-sponsored sustainable design competition. The Princeton students’ entry in the P3 Student Design Competition is a “ rapidly deployable renewable energy system ” for areas hit by disasters such as the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010 and left large areas without infrastructure. Read the rest of Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , disaster recovery , Disaster Relief , disaster zone , emergency infrastructure , environmental protection agency , haiti earthquake , p3 compeition , people prosperity and planet , Power in a box , Princeton university , shipping container , Solar Power , student competition , sustainable deisgn

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MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall Protects Historic Planes and the Environment

May 3, 2012 by  
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AIA and Architecture for Humanity Team Up To Help Architects Respond To Disasters

March 22, 2012 by  
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Last month the  American Institute of Architects (AIA) and nonprofit  Architecture for Humanity teamed up to launch  ArchitectsRebuild.org , a new website that promises to help architects contribute to recovery and rebuilding efforts after a disaster strikes. Because natural disasters are often unpredictable and unavoidable, and the period after a storm, earthquake or other disaster hits is usually followed by confusion and disorganization, this new hub for information will better equip individuals in expediting recovery efforts in afflicted communities. Read the rest of AIA and Architecture for Humanity Team Up To Help Architects Respond To Disasters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aia , american institute of architects , architects , Architecture , Architecture for Humanity , architecture nonprofits , design professionals , disaster , disaster recovery , earthquakes , grants , humanitarian design , Hurricane , natural disasters , tornados

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Telesar V is a Groundbreaking Telexistance Robot

February 17, 2012 by  
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The groundbreaking Telexitstance Robot Telesar V from researchers at Japan’s Keio University could bring us a step closer to a real out of body experience. The creators of Telesar V claim that the robot avatar can not only accurately mimic the movements of its operator, but also transmit back sensory experience to the user. Wearing a headset with virtual reality goggles, the user can see and hear what the robot ‘experiences’, and through a pair of sensor equipped gloves feel the shape and temperature of objects Telesar V touches or picks up. Read the rest of Telesar V is a Groundbreaking Telexistance Robot Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: avatar robot , bomb disposal , disaster recovery , keio university , robot technology , susumu tachi , telesar v , Telexitstance Robot Telesar V

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner About Debt Free Homes

February 17, 2012 by  
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Japanese Students Build a Pavilion from Thousands of Fish to Support Tsunami Reconstruction Efforts

July 25, 2011 by  
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Wetropolis: A Floating City that Survives the Ebb and Flow of Shifting Tides

July 25, 2011 by  
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