little green man

cheap oil?
convenience?
cool stuff?

how bout pollution?
how bout living things dying coz of it?
who cares?

check out tis video……

apo newsletter may 2010

i was interviewed at d latest apo newsletter regarding our recently concluded int’l. training course for energy auditors in new delhi, india last march 2010. it can b found at d 3rd page, last article of d 2nd column.

d may 2010 newsletter of d asian productivity organization of japan can be downloaded by following d link:

APO_News_05_2010

u can also visit d apo website & view d newsletter online: http://www.apo-tokyo.org/00apo_news.htm#online

Tree-Free or Recycled Paper

Tree free paper

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Did you know that using wood to make paper is a fairly recent innovation? Linen, straw and hemp were the primary material sources for paper throughout the centuries until the 1850¹s. Now, about half of all trees logged are turned into paper ­ over 12,000 square miles of forest in the US each year alone. At the same time, in the US, less than 1% of the total pulp produced is manufactured from non-wood, tree free alternatives. While purchasing tree-free paper makes the largest impact, consider choosing 100% recycled paper as an option.

Recycled paper products are widely available, and are considerably less damaging to the environment in production. The EPA has found that making paper from recycled materials results in 75% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution.

in d phils. tree-free paper r d ones made fr abaca fibers (fr d banana family dat yields d so-called manila hemp). tis r specialty papers usually used in invitations, etc. other asian countries use bamboo fibers…..d tallest grass….

in india ders an NGO recycling old clothes (those dat r no longer wearable), rags, textile wastes, etc. into tree-free paper.  f poor communities can produce tis tree-free paper den dey can save on paper costs as well as help save d trees….if every filipino use abaca paper den farmers can earn more money instead of d loggers (legal or illegal ones)…..

The Story of Cap & Trade

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The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed nowadays. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about Cap & Trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you.

The Story of Cap & Trade from Story of Stuff Project on Vimeo.

Top 10 Most Environmentally Friendly Nations

The 2010 Environmental Performance Index, which ranks 163 countries on 25 performance indicators tracked across ten policy categories covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality, has been released, and it’s worth looking at in closer detail for the aspiring expat or the eco-conscious traveler. These are the places with the most pristine environments, cleanest waters, most startling biodiversity and even some of the best public transportation or health– definitely things that should be on the top of any soon-to-be expat’s mind.

2see d list, just follow d link bellow:

http://www.expatify.com/news/top-10-most-environmentally-friendly-nations.html