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Renewable Energy

5 Aug

Renewable Energy - Sun, Wind, Water, Biomass

Renewable Energy designs are the bestsellers in our store. Click on the images to visit our Organic Garden Cafe Shop.

Our “Renewable Energy” designs are inspired by the early days of the alternative energy movement and futuristic graphic design visions of the early 1980’s .

Growing Fish and Greens

At the 1982 US Festival Career & Technology Exposition we set up an Apple II computer and designed the software to manage a tilapia pond utilizing a biological filter which we integrated with a hydroponics system for growing vegetables and mesclun salad greens.

Earth- Renewable Energy

Our successful exhibit further developed into our new creation of a highly efficient,self sustainable, organic fish and vegetable growing system that no longer requires a computer to maintain it’s natural balance. Now, all it takes is a daily check on the chemical balance of the water and the hydrophobic pumping system which is controlled by a common irrigation timer.

A simple, efficient system to grow out your fish, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and mesclun greens.

Our E-Book project, “Growing Fish & Greens” details the technical aspects of our Self-sustainable hydroponics system.

Renewable Energy Gifts

Renewable Energy in the News

U.S. House shifts $16 billion toward renewable energy

“The U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday passed a Democratic rewrite of U.S. energy policy that strips $16 billion in tax incentives away from Big Oil and puts it toward renewable energy sources like wind and solar power.

The House voted 220-190 to add a controversial amendment that would require U.S. utilities to generate 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2020.

Notably absent from the bill is a hike in automobile fuel efficiency standards, which Pelosi put off until the fall to avoid a bruising fight with fellow Democrats including Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell of Michigan, the staunch auto industry ally who says he wants to deal with fuel standards in global warming legislation later this year.

The Senate in June approved a bill that hikes auto fuel standards to 35 miles per gallon by 2020.

The House bill must be reconciled with the Senate version, which is markedly different.

Republicans and oil-state Democrats criticized provisions in the tax portion of the House bill that would repeal reduced tax rates for major integrated oil companies, and drop foreign income tax deductions for companies that produce oil and natural gas overseas.” >> more

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We are presently undergoing a massive shift in our renewable energy uses, green technologies and self reliant lifestyles.

Each and everyone of us plays a critical role.

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Earth Day

20 May

Earth Day Our new images are now published on the Cafe press shop. We wish to thanks so many of our friends that have requested these images. We were all involved in the first Earth day celebrations on the Washington DC Mall on April 22, 1970. And we are pleased to offer y’all this wonderful happy image that to us represents the honoring of Mother Earth, and a great beginning for humanity’s journey towards self sufficiency & self reliance – Gently Living upon the Earth – Respecting all life – Nurturing each other.

Earth Day Gifts

Economic success, ingenuity a recipe for a better environment

“……The relationship between environmental quality and economic success breeds ongoing improvement. Quantitatively, we know not only that higher levels of income promote environmental quality but also that the improvement in quality is better than a 1-to-1 ratio. That is, if income rises 10 percent, the demand for environmental quality rises more than 10 percent.

At lower levels of income, people trade environmental quality for economic growth – preservation of self is the primary goal, not the preservation of nature. But that situation can change quickly. In general, the annual income level at which the demand for environmental quality appears is between $4,000 and $8,000. The demand for water quality comes at even lower levels. Similar relationships exist for the preservation of endangered species and even the relatively obscure concern over carbon emissions.

Moreover, the point at which the demand appears trends downward as new environment-enriching technologies appear. Wealthy countries export the technology to poorer ones, who can simply acquire what they need to improve the quality of, say, water or air, at lower levels of income.

The economic progress so dreaded by the Malthusians turns out to be the key to environmental security. Because of economic growth, not in spite of it, the developing world is able to enjoy improved standards of living, both economically and environmentally, sooner than the developing world did in the past……..”