Solar Power can be somewhat useful for limited power applications in remote regions or along highways. Solar water heaters are also good in hot and dry regions. However large solar systems are found to need huge amounts of water to cool them, and even to clean them. Solar power is the best in those hot and dry regions which are already short of water. Green energy can lead to land brown and parch. Solar Power seems to be, at least on a large scale, creating a lose-lose situation.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Take a look at a job page for the laboratory assistant . Lots of lab jobs can be green jobs, or related to monitoring the environment. Different chemicals and pollutants may exist in river water or drinking water, and have to be looked at and tested. There was also an interesting lab assistant job for a pharmaceutical company in Tarrytown NY. Other jobs as a lab assistant are in Syosset NY and in Astoria, in Queens, NY, but really they have jobs listed all over the country.
Friday, September 25, 2009
A new load is in of great new paint at the Rebuilders Source green depot type store at 461 Timpson Pl, off Southern Blvd and east 149th St, in the good old South Bronx, NYC, New York. It's a great deal and it's from a bunch of artists who were involved in a huge project, and then got stuck with lots of leftovers. Luckily Janco and the crew helped them clean up, salvaged the paint, and now you can buy it. I think they charge $5 for a 5-gallon pail. Or you could pay $30 for 5-gal at Home Depot. Why not save with the Green people?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
They have a lot of great deals at Rebuilders Source at 461 Timpson Pl in the Bronx, near 149 st and Southern Blvd. It is basically a sound idea of salvaging used material and selling it to the public at low prices. The folks at Goodwill bought a whole big bunch of salvaged paint, and tiles for jobless people to work with and to train how to become good workers. Then, there's that big nice Stainless Steel Kitchen Aid Refrigerator. It's fun to be green, and environmental, and also thrifty and save money at the same time.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Do you want to grow food in your city? It's become a popular thing to do with gardens all over the Bronx and even Manhattan in New York City. Whether we should make it an environmental statement or not is another question. This is a comment largely on a Because Action Speaks Louder than Words post.
People have brought up the term food miles, when they consider the cost of transporting food. Undoubtedly globalization has taken its toll, and too much food comes from one place and then is sent thousands of miles. So it is an interesting question, though I don't know if this is the answer. Better, to have a policy to create new farms in lower New York State and in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for the New York City market.
Urban Agriculture is the social movement to create more food growing in cities, often involving organic food, etc.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
There is a lot of resentment against the cap-and-trade bill. It would make energy much more expensive, for a green theory that is a fantasy. Even if global warming exists as is claimed, it is not going to take 20 years, it would take thousands of years. CBS News on Friday evening presented a more honest report of the Sept. 12 rally in Washington, D.C. than has most of the media. It included a prominent shot of the LaRouche PAC moustache poster with the caption "Is This Your President?" It also showed signs protesting the debt, and cap-and-trade, and participants complaining that they are not being listened to by Washington, and that the "mainstream media" is blacking out the truth of their movement.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
In this case, let's say that we want to go to Rehab, yes, yes, yes. truTV's Rehab party, OK? REHAB Season premiere was September 1st at 10p/9c, and these are all new episodes: Tuesdays at 10p/9c. Rehab, is the Party at the Hard Rock Hotel, and is a television series. The Rehab party is the best because there a lots of pretty women there and the young men that are chasing them. There is some controversy, and they try to make sure that there is not a dull moment. I think that it is a foul ball when people become violent or verbally abusive at a party. That can become a little rough when you are a married man with a kid. This is the reason that I haven't been to too many parties lately. The problem is that a lot of parties just turn into noise, drugs, sex and rock 'n roll. Anyway, I guess a Rehab party is good for the environment, because people keep amused without going anywhere for a least a couple of hours. I did go to a nice party at the Green Warehouse, aka the Rebuilders Source in the South Bronx at 461 Timpson Place. That is a place that rehabilitates good paint, cabinets, toilets, sinks and so on that would otherwise be wasted and thrown into a landfill. Last year they had a wild party, but it was mostly children having fun, so aside from being noisy it was fine for me. They also had a barbecue and a lot of good food. This year the party at Rebuilders Source was much more subdued, with a barbecue but only a bit of piped in music. Still I like to go there for their party every year.
I'm going to a party tonight of the Harlem News Group, because it is the 57th birthday of the editor, Ms. Pat Stevenson. That should be a good party because it is at an Italian restaurant, so at the very least there should be a lot of good things there to eat.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Yes you can die from the flu, the H1N1 FLU, and all that. That guy at Cornell University in Ithaca NY died of the swine flu. This is serious, this is not a joke. You better get off your greenie high horse and get some high tech and high energy physics now. Because you can die. You can die in your natural environmentalist frenzy, even if you're young and beautiful.
Friday, September 11, 2009
The Bronx NY Greenworkers are having a party on Sept. 12th, all day from 10am at the Rebuilders Source, 461 Timpson Place, near East 149th St and Southern Blvd, and just off of Bruckner Blvd and Bruckner Expressway. If you come from 10 am to 12 noon, you can get a special tour for green minded contractors and other construction people looking for a good deal. There will be a barbecue, and if the weather is good, there will be a street party too. Green Workers can be fun. Check out their Beer Making Class on September 18th . That is at 1201 Lafayette Ave, top floor of the Banknote Bldg (link) ., from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. It's a fundraiser, so be prepared to pay something like $50. Or call 718-617-7807, also hit the link. They are not very ideological and sometimes figure out pretty cool things to do.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thousands of people are going to townhall events to yell at their Congressmen, and it is not about hte environment. In an economic issue, it seems that environmental issues take a backseat. On Tuesday Lyndon LaRouche said what is significant in the mass strike is not the events, but the fact that the Obama administration is breaking down psychologically and is incapable of handling the reality of the situation they face; the events are significant, but they are a continuation and an escalation. Below are reports from the beginning of the week of the ongoing popular upheaval across the country against the President and his supporters in the Congress:
Jim McDermott (D-WA) faced 600 people at the University of Washington, and most attendees appeared to be supportive of reform, although there were a few pointed questions about whether or not Congress would support a public option and if the plan could be paid for. In response to one question, McDermott admitted that the insurance companies have influence but claimed that opposition forces who ranted about "death panels" and painted a Hitler moustache on Obama's picture are "losing steam."