Friday, December 28, 2007

Mountain Top Removal

This is an issue, that hasn't been widely covered in the media, but that is one of the major environmental issues of our time. Coal is a dirty, dirty reality in our energy use, and we have to start demanding different energy sources, and using less of the harmful ones. This affects us all, take a look.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Green Tip of the Week

Green Tip of the Week: Buy renewable energy from your power company!

Not everyone has this option. Here in SW VA, it's seriously limited. Check out your power company, and see what options they have. This power may not be much more than what you are already paying, and when demand goes up, these companies will hurry to keep up the supply! We, as consumers, have POWER when it comes to our dollar! If you don't have renewable energy options...demand them! Write to your power company, your state senators, your local officials, your Congress and the White House! There is no reason any new coal plants should be built. Our energy consumption, and the way it is produced is the biggest environmental dilemma of our age. If we can stop the coal burning plants, demand renewable energy, and fight with our monetary choices, we can help solve the global warming problem. This is a great feeling! You don't have to be Brad Pitt and donate $5 million dollars! All you have to do is vote with your money, and you will make a difference! Check out this site for more info on renewable energy and fighting new coal plants scheduled to be built near you.

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Christmas gift that Makes a Difference

Need a gift for someone who wants to make an impact in this world? Instead of filling their house up with another bauble, head over to Make It Right, and see what's happening in the 9th ward of New Orleans. This project is focused on rebuilding this community, with a GREEN focus and sustainable materials. They have merchandise as well as a place to sponsor houses and donate towards purchasing solar panels and the like. Take a look, it may be just the perfect gift this Christmas!