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  • homad 9:12 pm on March 27, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , , sustainability,   

    http://www.wbur.org/2011/03/25/bike-powered-concerts
    & keep a look out for this self powered music bus at Burning Man

    http://sustainablesound.org
    &
    http://seanstevens.com
    Sean is one of the the original “Boston Bomb Scare” advertisers

     
  • wackobytes 10:40 pm on March 6, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , sustainability   

    Beyond 2012 – Evolving Perspectives On the Next Age

     
  • perpetuallyphil 6:29 pm on October 10, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: 10/10/10, 350.org, , , sustainability, work party   

    10/10/10 Work Parties from 350.org 

    Dear World,

    It’s been a tough year: in North America, oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico; in Asia some of the highest temperatures ever recorded; in the Arctic, the fastest melting of sea ice ever seen; in Latin America, record rainfalls washing away whole mountainsides.

    So we’re having a party.

    Circle 10/10/10 on your calendar. That’s the date. The place is wherever you live. And the point is to do something that will help deal with global warming in your city or community.

    We’re calling it a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both ‘work’ and ‘party’. In Auckland, New Zealand, they’re having a giant bike fix-up day, to get every bicycle in the city back on the road. In the Maldives, they’re putting up solar panels on the President’s office.  In Kampala, Uganda, they’re going to plant thousands of trees, and in Bolivia they’re installing solar stoves for a massive carbon neutral picnic.

    Since we’ve already worked hard to call, email, petition, and protest to get politicians to move, and they haven’t moved fast enough,  now it’s time to show that we really do have the tools we need to get serious about the climate crisis.

    On 10/10/10 we’ll show that we the people can do this–but we need bold energy policies from our political leaders to do it on a scale that truly matters.  The goal of the day is not to solve the climate crisis one project at a time, but to send a pointed political message: if we can get to work, you can get to work too–on the legislation and the treaties that will make all our work easier in the long run.

    Find a local event here: http://www.350.org/en/map (zoom in to see that there are thousands of events in many regions)

    There are things going on in most big cities (boulder and san fran included) and they look spectacular and encouraging.

     
    • Sampson 12:57 am on October 16, 2010 Permalink

      I would argue that these aren’t climate solutions… they are pollution solutions… if you want to argue that CO2 is heating up the planet you have to find a way to explain why the rest of the planets in the solar system are heating up.

  • symbiance 6:59 am on March 25, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , bee keeping, , sustainability   

    Natural Beeing 

    Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt

    Initially intending to uncover a greater perspective on the symbiance between human and the honeybee throughout recorded history, realization surfaced within the preliminary research of the given focus.  The current state of this inter specie relationship is quite different from originally thought.  Relational magnification gives new light to this direct interaction and relays an understanding approaching a parasitic classification.  The limiting factors created by the modern commercial apiculture, restrict the natural processes of this planet and therefore prevent integral gain of the honeybee population. In order to strengthen this the overall vitality of both beings, we must initially develop this understanding and then seek further insight to the honeybee consciousness upon which we have initiated this direct interspecies relation.

    Capturing the Swarm

    To begin, a greater understanding of the relation poised between human and honeybee must perpetuate.   Within recent the periods of time, the interaction of these two beings has evolved to the commercial human practice of extracting the majority of the honeybee hive vital energy supply each season, an action within human society that warrants arrest, fine, or other punishment!  This particular action creates a rather large limiting factor for the honeybee.  Removing such an abundance of hive wellbeing and minimally supporting the livelihood of the honeybee specie creates inevitable upset in the delicate balance required by all relationships within planetary law.  Additionally human action of maintaining a particular queen within an individual hive creates another evolutionary restrictive factor.  Within the hive there are three archetypes:  the fertile female known as the queen, the worker bee members including both female and male, and the fertile male members as drones.  Specifically, when a new queen emerges within the hive, the worker bees’ senses awaken, and becoming infuriated at the presence of an individual emanating a higher intensity vibration of Sun energy, the workers swarm out of the hive.  The sensory response to the new queen can be likened to that experience humans have when first experiencing the bioluminescence of particular members of the fungi kingdom on a dark and peaceful night within a dense and healthy forest ecosystem.   Specifically, the worker honeybees are looking at a creature filled with new sunlight and seem to be blinded by the intensity. This awakening process involves a complexity of anatomic process within the honeybee sensory perception.  The worker honeybee has two little eyes on each side of the head as well as three tiny ones in its forehead.  In addition, within the honeybee lies a gland containing poison, which is attached to a barbed duct.  The poison stored within the gland is only enough to cause swelling in most humans but is powerful enough to kill smaller animals.  The poison is released at a constant rate into the worker honeybee’s body in tiny amounts and has blinding effect on the tiny triad of eye structures in the center of the head.  The worker honeybee finds relief from effects of the poisons in the presence of higher intensity Sun energy, the new queen.  The workers awaken from their state of consciousness and make a hasty retreat from the hive.  Current apiculture response to this phenomenon would be to remove the new queen, collect the swarm of workers, and reestablish the preexisting queen. These seriously detrimental human practices remove natural selection, providing a temporary bounty for the human participant, but when the overall relationship is reexamined, we find an amazing imbalance.  Rudolph Steiner first presented this insight in 1923; specifically challenging the harmful practices and predicting future demise of the honeybee.  Now, almost a century has since elapsed, and we can reassess these then “irrational” predictions and find valuable truths.  The fact sixty percent of the American honeybee population has vanished within the last decade is clear proof of this interspecies relation imbalance.  By restricting the natural selection pressures of the honeybee, humans exhaust the overall vitality of that specie initially for an immediate benefit.  This immediate “benefit” becomes even more interesting when the cost is examined.  A loss of any Earth specie is an immeasurable loss to all beings inhabiting this planet, especially such a specialized creature as the honeybee.  The natural beneficiaries of the honeybee are located in most of the Earth’s inhabitable land surface and rely on the relationships held with the honeybee.  Such beings are responsible for completing some of the vital elemental chemical processes for the human specie, and more specifically, all beings existence.  Without these tiny specialized creatures, our very environments will suffer immeasurable loss and severe damage.  Now, before limiting this interspecies relation to such a dire conclusion, consider the capabilities of the human consciousness.  Unlocking the greater human consciousness is the key to understanding the foils within these relationships, amending our interactive method, and combining life with a greater activated precision towards the ultimate benefit of this planet.  As Terrence McKenna wonderfully states, “You can stand back and look at this planet and see, that we have the money, the power, the medical understanding, scientific know how, the love, and the community to produce a kind of human paradise.  Culture is not your friend!  (Audience, ‘Whaoo!’)”  Using the inherent human capabilities to uncover the infinitely available, all-encompassing cosmic knowledge, solutions will be unveiled by examining the intricacies contained within the honeybee consciousness.

    Archetypal hive members

    Anatomy of the Honeybee

    Additionally, relational basis between honeybee and human has evolved upon one essential component; the state of consciousness held within the intricacies of the honeybee hive.   To achieve a symbiotic relationship, humans must seek a higher understanding of this extremely sophisticated system of invertebrates.  The honeybee is a very specialized insect, collecting nectar and pollen with the greatest of ease, either to be stored within the hive or consumed. The honeybee body structure has enveloped upon a communal connection it holds with the very structures of the plants love life.  Through this very action much life depends, some for fertilization, others being granted an evolutionary kiss from nature, adding vitality to the specie.  An interesting case that an animal such as the honeybee collects and utilizes an extremely refined substance from nature within the hive as sole sustenance.  Additionally, the honeybee synthesizes the food into the wax material from which the worker bee constructs vertical columns of laterally layered hexagonal chambers created for the storage of sustenance or developing offspring.  These hexagonal receptacles have been ingeniously selected for the extreme efficiency at which the space within the hive construct is utilized, therefore creating a naturally perfect internal design.  The design holds an even greater significance when understanding the development of the actual members of the hive.   Within this six-sided chamber the larvae emerge from egg and develop to full anatomic capacity.  The most sensitive phases of the honeybee life are held inside the hexagonal structure.  The developing larvae internalize the vessel structure while body cells are softest and the hexagonal, geometric energies are then assimilated from within the adult as each worker member constructs new chambers for the hive and to facilitate all other types of work as well.  An amazing process, proving environment as cause for all honeybee externalized activity.  The queen, another of three hive archetypes, functions as the only fertile female.  While all other members of the hive develop within these fascinating hexagonal vessels, the queen begins life in a structure more similar to a pouch.  The developmental period of the queen lasts a mere sixteen days while the worker honeybee members, both male and female, utilize a period of twenty-one days to reach maturity.  Relative only to the cycles of the Sun, remarkable rhythm is achieved.  Specifically, the Sun revolves on an axis, periodically completing a full cycle each set of twenty-one days.  Both the queen and worker honeybee members develop fully within, and from a single cycle of the Sun and on this similarity form a bond, as members of the same developmental Sun cycle.  If the worker members were to remain under development beyond the single period of the Sun, repeat energy exposure would occur from the Sun and influences that of the Earth would be experienced. In comparison to all other hive members, the queen remains closest to the larval stages and holds the ability to lay eggs.  The worker continues past this point of development, but remaining within the singular Sun revolution, completely utilizing the full influence of the Sun’s energy sphere and reaching complete maturity to preventing even minimal developmental influence from Earth.  Now, the fertile male members, specifically labeled drones, are members reaching maturity at twenty-three or twenty-four days, thus entering the sphere of Earth energy influence as incomplete insects for the singular purpose only to gain the powers of fertility.  Drone members have split away from the energy sphere of the Sun, falling to the influences of the Earth and are only tolerated within the hive by the queen and her workers because of the fertility gift they possess.  Once the Earth has revolved completely around the Sun, the drones are killed or forced out of the hive by the worker members to die of starvation or thermal relief.  The very special act of fertilization is conducted between select few members of the hive; the rest repress their sexual lives and transform it into the active energy capacity developed within the hive.  Love life renounced in many ways, love energy develops within the entire hive and permeates the atmosphere.  Catalyzing the nuptial flight, the queen sets her controls for the heart of the Sun, to which she belongs, reaching her maximal elevation where she is fertilized by a naturally selected drone displaying highest level of activated potential.  The drone selected flies highest of all, overcoming the specific Earth drawn powers despite its unification with these powers, fertilizing the queen at this elevated position.  Upon completion, the queen returns to deposit her eggs within the hexagonal chambers.  Remarkably, the queen possesses the ability to lay viable, unfertilized eggs as well.  This is called a virgin brood, and specifically within the culture of insects, Parthenogenesis.  Interestingly, from this specific process, only drones hatch!  This natural phenomenon promotes the success of the honeybee, and more specifically presents demand of the honeybee love life.  Ultimately, understanding honeybee consciousness further will ensure the survival and existence of both the honeybee and human beings.

    Therefore, once realizing the fundamental basis upon which the premier of the interspecies relationship between honeybee and human rests, amendments are available to increase the success of both involved specie.  Humans may choice a relationship with greater balance to the planetary balance and strive to create a true symbiotic state of being.  This will be achieved by removing the limiting factors of modern commercial apiculture, of which encourage an overall weakening of the species, and introducing innovative mutually beneficial activity.  Furthermore, uncovering a greater insight to the energetic state of being held by the honeybee becomes necessary, ensuring both specie survival and genetic integral enhancement.

     
    • homad 9:24 am on March 25, 2010 Permalink

      Absolutely fascinating. I love bees so much! This didn’t even go into the depth of how they do vector calculus based on where the sun is. They then give good pollen to the other bees. Followed by a DANCE to indicate to the others where the good pollen is. I was just marveling yesterday when I stepped outside into a sculpture garden with my friend and a bee came up to me, hovered for a moment as though saying hello, and saying “glad to have to you here”. In Denver I used to always have wasps land on me and hover around me while making orgonite…even when I moved houses…I don’t mind them…I am grateful for them.. Don’t disrespect them n they won’t hurt yah 🙂

      Gotta love how they are in tune with the hexagon too…there is a hexagon on the north pole of Saturn for those of you who don’t know 🙂 See post above

  • thedarkcleft 9:59 pm on December 16, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: bacteria, plastic, sustainability   

    Bacteria eats plastic 

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2008/05/27/its-in-the-bag-teenager-wins-science-fair-solves-massive-environmental-problem/

    “Burd’s strategy was simple: Since plastic does eventually degrade, it must be eaten by microorganisms. If those microorganisms, as well as the optimal conditions for their growth, could be identified, we could put them to work eating the plastic much faster than under normal conditions.
    With this goal in mind, he ground plastic bags into a powder and concocted a solution of household chemicals, yeast and tap water to encourage microbe growth. Then he added the plastic powder and let the microbes work their magic for three months. Finally, he tested the resulting bacterial culture on plastic bags, exposing one plastic sample to dead bacteria as a control.
    Sure enough, the plastic exposed to the live bacteria was 17 percent lighter than the control after six weeks. Once Burd examined the most effective strains of bacteria, he was able to isolate two types—Sphingomonas and Pseudomonas—as the plastic munchers. At 37 degrees and optimal bacterial concentration, the microbes had consumed 43 percent of a plastic sample within six weeks.”

     
    • deadindenver 10:05 pm on December 16, 2009 Permalink

    • thedarkcleft 10:14 pm on December 16, 2009 Permalink

      Time to start a sustainable plastic processing plant.

  • perpetuallyphil 9:02 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , sustainability,   

    public service annoucemnet 

     
  • perpetuallyphil 6:43 pm on August 29, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: LAVA, masdar city, sustainability, , UAE   

    they are actually building this 

    Among the most appealing features of the city is the incorporation of 100% renewable power sources such as solar and wind farms as well as plantation and research fields, ensuring an entirely self sustaining system. The city will be linked to Abu Dhabi’s international airport via a network of pre-existing roads and newly constructed magnetic public transportation routes. Entirely car free, Masdar City will easily accomodate pedestrians since there will be just a 200 meter distance between the city center and all forms of alternative, eco-friendly transportation, (including individual solar powered pods that drive commuters to their desired destinations).

    Its shaded walkways and narrow streets will provide relief from the extreme Abu Dhabi climate while also creating a pedestrian friendly environment. Pedestrians will be treated to interactive light poles, heat sensitive technology and water features that are all triggered by kinetic energy. Giant umbrellas mimicking the natural action of sunflowers will continuously shade Masdar City occupants during daylight hours, reserving any heat that they capture until nightfall so that it may be released into the plaza. Masdar City will also feature adjustable building facade angles that will deflect or make the most of solar glare along with wall surface materials embedded with energy that respond to changes in temperature. The main design inspiration of key buildings in the city centre is based on geographical landmarks like canyons, wadis and other points of visual interest found in nature. To complete the whole sustainable vision, roof gardens will integrate food production and the ultilization of organic food waste as well as water efficiency and energy generation.

    more

    and more

     
    • homad 9:12 pm on August 29, 2009 Permalink

      YESSSSS

    • waterling 4:14 am on September 1, 2009 Permalink

      this just adds to my extremely strong curiosity of this oil mecca. cheers to extreme diversification!

  • perpetuallyphil 9:52 pm on August 26, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , democracy unlimited, , , sustainability   

    Democracy Unlimited 

    these peeps are doing some cool stuff up here in Humboldt and elsewhere. glad to get to learn from them in my upcoming internship.

    Resist the dominant program

     
    • waterling 2:20 pm on August 27, 2009 Permalink

      fooook ya. lots of good stuff going on there it seems.
      i keep imagining populist uprisings in the redwood forest…a la robin hood and the sherwood forest?

    • waterling 6:10 pm on August 27, 2009 Permalink

      reading about this then thinking about the role of civil society in general, we’re really lucky to live in america, despite all the problems it has going on, people can basically do what they want and fight against whatever systems they see as unjust, and really can change the way things operate when the passion is there. in sooo many other parts of the world people won’t even talk about politics or the dominating power (ie the multinational corporations crushing the local economies everywhere), let alone actually have an organized group to represent the majority of the people. por ejemplo, human rights groups and civil societies are banned from ethiopia. banned.

      that being said, don’t really know what to think about when civil society in Mali is so active to block a law that would state that ‘women are no longer required to obey their husbands, instead husbands and wives owe each other loyalty and protection.’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8223736.stm

    • perpetuallyphil 5:52 am on August 28, 2009 Permalink

      it IS amazing that we have the freedom to enact change in our country and even abroad as citizens of this country. positive things have happened so many times, and often it starts with just a handful of people and eventually tips over into widespread trends. we have come a long way, have a long way to go..
      the danger tho, is that in a lot of ways our power as citizens is really limited and becomes more so on a regular basis. we often have the illusion of freedom in this country, i think, and without some changes to the fundamentals of our society, idea sets and government, we will be chasing our own tail to eternity….

      that said, i am glad that are still avenues to persue and positivity to manifest. it starts local and next thing you know, its global. entonces, cambio es posible y riquisimo!
      smile power!
      (that mali shit is crazy, but its how democracy works. thats the key diff between it and representitive government, right taka?)

  • perpetuallyphil 8:20 pm on August 18, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , sustainability   

    greenhouse 

    more pics

    • Living exterior wall system (irrigated with recycled graywater/rainwater)
    • Green Roof with half comprised of a highly productive vegetable garden
    • Solar array that supplies almost all of the entire structure’s electrical needs
    • Radiant in-floor heat
    • Combination high efficiency hot water boiler that provides in-floor radiant heat and hot water
    • Central staircase doubles as a chimney to draw cooling breezes through the house
    • On-demand hot water (reduces water usage)
    • Recycled cotton and spray foam insulation
    • Low-flow fixtures
    • Non-toxic/Low VOC finishes
     
  • tallbridge 7:44 am on August 10, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , , , sustainability,   

    Transition Colorado @ Ning http://transi… 

    Transition Colorado @ Ning
    http://transitioncolorado.ning.com/

     
  • perpetuallyphil 7:30 am on July 22, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , sustainability,   

    “I do not want to talk about what you u… 

    “I do not want to talk about what you understand about this world. I want to know what you will do about it. I do not want to know what you hope. I want to know what you will work for. I do not want your sympathy for the needs of humanity. I want your muscle.” – Robert Fulghum

     
    • waterling 2:32 pm on July 22, 2009 Permalink

      I love that. reminds me of this poem:

      The Invitation

      It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
      I want to know what you ache for
      and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

      It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
      I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
      for love
      for your dream
      for the adventure of being alive.

      It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
      I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
      if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
      or have become shrivelled and closed
      from fear of further pain.

      I want to know if you can sit with pain
      mine or your own
      without moving to hide it
      or fade it
      or fix it.

      I want to know if you can be with joy
      mine or your own
      if you can dance with wildness
      and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
      without cautioning us
      to be careful
      to be realistic
      to remember the limitations of being human.

      It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
      is true.
      I want to know if you can
      disappoint another
      to be true to yourself.
      If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
      and not betray your own soul.
      If you can be faithless
      and therefore trustworthy.

      I want to know if you can see Beauty
      even when it is not pretty
      every day.
      And if you can source your own life
      from its presence.

      I want to know if you can live with failure
      yours and mine
      and still stand at the edge of the lake
      and shout to the silver of the full moon,
      “Yes.”

      It doesn’t interest me
      to know where you live or how much money you have.
      I want to know if you can get up
      after the night of grief and despair
      weary and bruised to the bone
      and do what needs to be done
      to feed the children.

      It doesn’t interest me who you know
      or how you came to be here.
      I want to know if you will stand
      in the centre of the fire
      with me
      and not shrink back.

      It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
      you have studied.
      I want to know what sustains you
      from the inside
      when all else falls away.

      I want to know if you can be alone
      with yourself
      and if you truly like the company you keep
      in the empty moments.

      -Oriah Mountain Dreamer

  • perpetuallyphil 4:54 am on July 10, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: hobbit, sus, sustainability   

    hobbits 

    dig it

     
  • absolutelylovely 1:46 pm on July 1, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: sustainability   

    bamboooooo bikes 

    read all about them!

     
  • aed623 11:07 pm on June 30, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , sustainability   

    design with nature 

    let’s hope this catches on

    “Ten leading designers have been commissioned to develop new uses for sustainably grown and harvested materials in order to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of conservation and design.”

    http://www.nature.org/design/

     
  • untamedyawp 4:32 pm on June 18, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , sustainability, urban revision, vertically vegetated buildings   

    urban revisionists 



    more holleruntz designs

     
    • thedarkcleft 8:52 pm on June 18, 2009 Permalink

      environmental and agricultural boner

  • perpetuallyphil 3:05 pm on March 12, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: Englert Environmental, , , , , sustainability,   

    awesome 

    combine this with the new obama tax credits for solar power and you have money coming back to you in just a few years (or less).

    ¨Englert Environmental has unveiled an integrated metal roofing system that can deliver much of the energy, heating and water needs of the average American home without tapping into local utility resources.
    The new rooftop system provides electric power, hot water heat and water for outdoor and indoor uses all in a single package.
    Englert’s UltraCOOL Energy Star and LEED compliant standing seam metal roof system is a pivotal component in providing electric power and thermal heat as well as rainwater for lawns and landscaping, vehicle cleaning and laundry and toilet flushing.
    Resource-saving technologies included with a single Englert standing seam metal roof include:

    + Englert’s SunNet solar standing seam roof with Building Integrated Photovoltaics using quarter-inch thick laminates that are virtually invisible and provide all the electric energy the average home requires year round.

    + A solar thermal system mounted under the Englert Solar standing seam roof which draws heat from the roof and transfers it to the home’s hot water system. The roof and thermal technology are self-regulating, preventing overheating and can even be used to heat roofs to rid them of snow and ice.

    + Three rainwater harvesting solutions that integrate Englert’s Kynar-coated standing seam roof, Englert LeafGuard and Gutter Tunnel leaf protection systems and three compact residential rainwater harvesting kits that capture 225, 400 and 1,700 gallons of water for non-potable uses including landscape irrigation, vehicle cleaning and non-potable household uses such as toilet flushing and laundering.
    The Englert Kynar-coated roof does not leach and Englert’s line of leaf protection systems including LeafGuard and Gutter Tunnel eliminate much of the debris that channels into conventional gutter systems before it reaches the filtering systems and containment tanks included in surface and underground rainwater harvesting systems.
    A single Englert Environmental-sponsored project utilizing all of its metal roofing, rainware and solar photovoltaic and thermal technologies can earn more than 15 U.S. Green Building Council LEED credits.
    Englert Environmental projects also qualify for federal renewable energy investment tax credits, state-specific financial incentives including rebates, incentives, grants and state credits, accelerated depreciation tax benefits, Renewable Energy Credits (REC’s) and net income from electric power purchase agreements.
    All of the roof-related technologies can be incorporated during new construction or as retrofits to existing homes and are perfect for light commercial applications as well.¨

     http://www.solardaily.com/reports/All_In_One_Solar_Electric_Thermal_And_Rainwater_Harvesting_999.html

     
  • perpetuallyphil 8:21 pm on March 2, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: bamboo, , , sustainability   

    four words 

    burning man, bamboo dome

    these planes are by one bucky- fuller:

    http://www.desertdomes.com/bamboo.html

    lets do it!!!! and some other sweet stuff too. there are tones of good planes to be found and bamboo is awesome and light and strong and pretty and and flexible and fun and neat.

     
  • untamedyawp 3:23 am on January 22, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , sustainability   

    i know how to save the economy 

    An Ontario company says it has secured $2 million from investors to open the first North American bio-processing plant for industrial hemp.

    Stonehedge Bio-Resources Inc., based in Stirling, Ont., north of Belleville, announced it plans to open a bio-refining facility this year.

    Hemp is the common name for the cannabis plant, which has fibrous roots, stalks and stems useful for producing a variety of products and seeds that are edible. The flowers, buds and leaves of some strains are used to produce drugs such as marijuana and hashish because they contain a psychoactive compound called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but industrial hemp is bred to produce very little THC.

    The Stonehedge plant would produce Hemcrete, a limestone building material similar to concrete that is considered to be more environmentally friendly.

    The company also expects to produce more than $17 million per year in renewable hemp fibre, wood-like chips, pellets, matting and seed products.

    Stonehedge Bio-Resources says it plans to start with five employees this year and employ up to 27 people by 2011.

    The company says the global renewable and bioproducts industry is expected to exceed $125 billion in revenues by 2010.

     
    • homad 6:49 am on January 22, 2009 Permalink

      I highly support this

    • deadindenver 8:07 am on January 29, 2009 Permalink

      Mark owns the website name – hempwillsavetheworld.com

      lets get it up and running under our parent umbrella co.

  • perpetuallyphil 2:59 am on December 25, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: clean coal, sust, sustainability   

    “clean coal” 

     
    • homad 3:29 am on December 25, 2008 Permalink

      haha, good find

    • absolutelylovely 4:43 am on December 25, 2008 Permalink

      “wind power is crazy looking.”

    • ositos 8:44 pm on December 27, 2008 Permalink

      Is this a joke? if not it’s still one of the most comical things I’ve seen.

  • perpetuallyphil 2:00 am on October 9, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: , domes, , self-sufficiency, sustainability   

    anyone got half a $mill? 

    lets relocate…

     
    • homad 5:07 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink

      21 acres. 10 buildings. ONLY 550,000!!!!! If anyone is considering….STOP considering and JUST DO IT!!! If my funds were not in another home and I could legally leave Texas I would take that in a second! Ima email this to everyone, I want someone I know to have this.

    • perpetuallyphil 7:36 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink

      maybe we could just get one of those sub-prime mortgage loans i have heard so much about….

    • adriuntz 12:20 am on October 10, 2008 Permalink

      those loans are sick…check out the stick man explains

    • katbur 1:35 am on October 10, 2008 Permalink

      The only problem is that you have to live in Florida! My parents are in Florida, I can’t do that. Well maybe with that much space I could cope 🙂

    • deadindenver 7:31 am on January 14, 2009 Permalink

      more yes now

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