Monday, July 28, 2008
EMBODIED WATER OF COMMON FOODS
1 cup of lettuce > 11 litres
1 orange (100g) > 50 litres
1 apple (100g) > 70 litres
1 glass beer (250 ml) > 75 litres
1 glass wine (125 ml) > 120 litres
1 coffee (125 ml) > 140 litres
1 bag of potato crisps (200g) > 185 litres
1 glass milk (200 ml) > 200 litres
1 steak (230g) > 4660 litres
1 kilo of rice > 3400 litres
1 kilo of beef > 16 000 litres
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. --- (Andy Warhol)
Money is like manure, it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow. --- (Thornton Wilder)
Really good photos are here: http://www.sprinklaphotos.com/
Friday, July 25, 2008
THE WALLET TALKS LOUD AND CLEAR.
Car wash LINK
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Images taken from: http://www.faz.net
Diving into the crowd.
Communication made in Germany
Artwork in the German Kanzler's office. Can you imagine that in our president's office......
Obama supporter in Berlin
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This is a new Sustainability meet I found out about just today. I like it much more than the ones I have been to so far as it has the tiniest bit of a structure, hence allowing the meeting/gathering to be a lot more productive, informative and fun.
Let's see if we can set one up like that in the South Bay.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Even better is to not use the paper or print the paper on both sides. Use double sided printing on 50 pages and save one pound of CO2 to be released to the atmosphere. THAT"S easy!!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Barack Obama wears a FLAG PIN at all times. Even in the shower.
A tape exists of Michelle Obama saying the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE at a conference on PATRIOTISM.
Every weekend, Barack and Michelle take their daughters HUNTING.
Barack Obama is a PATRIOTIC AMERICAN. He has one HAND over his HEART at all times. He occasionally switches when one arm gets tired, which is almost never because he is STRONG.
Barack Obama has the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE tattooed on his stomach. It's upside-down, so he can read it while doing sit-ups.
There's only one artist on Barack Obama's iPod: FRANCIS SCOTT KEY.
Barack Obama is a DEVOUT CHRISTIAN. His favorite book is the BIBLE, which he has memorized. His name means HE WHO LOVES JESUS in the ancient language of Aramaic. He is PROUD that Jesus was an American.
Barack Obama goes to church every morning. He goes to church every afternoon. He goes to church every evening. He is IN CHURCH RIGHT NOW.
Barack Obama's new airplane includes a conference room, a kitchen, and a MEGACHURCH.
Barack Obama's skin is the color of AMERICAN SOIL.
Barack Obama buys AMERICAN STUFF. He owns a FORD, a BASEBALL TEAM, and a COMPUTER HE BUILT HIMSELF FROM AMERICAN PARTS. He travels mostly by FORKLIFT.
Barack Obama says that Americans cling to GUNS and RELIGION because they are AWESOME.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Website with lots of good info and hints:
I really have not much to add to this than to say, Watch it and then think about it.
Peace on earth
taking place from July 15 - 17 at the Moscone Center in San
Francisco. This event will focus on photovoltaics, solar thermal
technology, and solar architecture.
More than 10,000 people are expected to attend this event and over 200 companies are expected to participate in the exhibit hall.
A related Intersolar Europe 2008 conference recently took place in
Germany and featured more than 1,000 exhibitors and 52,000 visitors
from 140 countries.
For more information --
* Intersolar North America 2008 - home page
Taken from the "greenjoblist" Yahoo group.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The Northern California Chapter is the one I will join to learn more about LEED and how to get certified. http://www.usgbc-ncc.org/