Installing solar power and paying it forward

September 20, 2016 by  
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GRID Alternatives brings solar energy to low-income households by using volunteers to cut labor costs. I joined the volunteer crew at VERGE 16.

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How Tennessee harnesses Waste Stream Mapping

March 24, 2016 by  
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Taking a closer look at the waste from four big industries helps companies in the Volunteer State to exchange waste materials.

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6 Ways for You to Give Back This Thanksgiving and Beyond

November 26, 2014 by  
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Thanksgiving is a time of plenty, and of appreciation. It’s a holiday in which we’ll get together with friends and family to celebrate the bounty of the autumn harvest, to share food and drink, and spend time with people we love. Those of us whose celebrations will consist of ample food and a warm place in which to eat it are among the very privileged; there are millions who won’t be so fortunate, unless we reach out and offer a helping hand. This year, please consider helping  others in need via one of the methods mentioned below. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of 6 Ways for You to Give Back This Thanksgiving and Beyond Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alone , animal shelter , birds , charitable , Charity , clothing donation , dinner , dinner party , donate , donate to charity , donation , Elderly , farm sanctuary , food bank , give back , give forward , giving back , giving forward , hats , homeless , humane society , invite , lonely , mittens , need , needy , People in Need , poor , recipe , recipes , s.a.d , scarf , scarves , scraps , SHARE , sharing , soup kitchen , SPCA , squirrels , supper , sweater , sweaters , thanksgiving , Thanksgiving dinner , volunteer , volunteering , volunteerism , warm clothes , warm clothing donation , wild animals

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MIT Study Shows Mars One Colony is Dangerously Unsustainable

October 13, 2014 by  
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Mars One has captured a lot of attention with plans to build the first colony on the red planet – but a new paper from MIT warns that the project has little chance of success. According to the MIT paper, the success of the mission in its current form relies on “in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) and life support technologies that are more capable than the current state of the art.” While the volunteer astronauts in the Mars One program have all signed up for a one-way ticket, the paper reveals that there several unexpected deathtraps within the proposed habitat system, and that the first astronaut fatality could occur as early as day 68, simply due to low oxygen levels in the artificial environment. Read the rest of MIT Study Shows Mars One Colony is Dangerously Unsustainable Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astronauts , Growing Food in Space , mars , mars colony , mars one , Mars One astronauts will die , MIT , MIT study shows Mars One unsustainable , space travel

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Steel from San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into Public Art

October 13, 2014 by  
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The old San Francisco-Oakland  Bay Bridge , deemed earthquake unsafe a few years ago, is being torn down piece-by-piece after its replacement was completed nearby. But rather than sending all of the valuable steel out-of-state and overseas, parts of the 77-year-old structure, which is comprised of around 58,000 tons of steel and 245,000 tons of concrete, will be set aside for  public art in the Bay Area, allowing the historic bridge to remain a part of the community. Read the rest of Steel from San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into Public Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bridge demolition , bridge san francisco , old bay bridge , public art , Recycled Materials , reused materials , reused steel , salvaged materials , san francisco public art , steel sculpture

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10 Awesome Eco-Activities to Do This Earth Day

April 19, 2012 by  
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