Monday, July 21, 2008

Great resource website

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Why use drinking water for flushing?

I don't mean to imply that we drink toilet water, well... actually I do. I mean, the same water that comes into the house for drinking is piped over to the toilet for flushing. Do you really need clean water for flushing?

This is an interesting idea. You really don't need to use clean water to flush.

I found this image here.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Rock Port, MO uses wind power - gets off the grid

This is a terrific story. Surely more towns would want to do this. Especially those with higher wind speeds.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Eat what you grow

Becky sent me this link. Wow. Incredible.

Monday, June 2, 2008

New spin on wind energy

This guy, Doug Selsam, has some really interesting ideas about designing for wind energy. He places multiple blades on a long shaft. Each blade increases the power available. See his website for more information.

CLICK HERE for his website.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Wildlife at work

I work in an industrial area of Minnetonka, MN; however, there's a small pond across from the parking lot. It's the view I have when I look out my office window (I love that).

Below are a couple of herons that make their home on the pond. Actually, they might be egrets. I don't know how to tell the difference.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Geese Are Multiplying

The geese around our work campus are fun to watch. However, I do get tired of all their poop in packing lot. I guess it's a small price to pay to get to have wildlife so close to our daily lives. Often, I have to stop my car while a mother goose and her goslings cross the road. They're pretty good at hurrying the goslings along when a vehicle approaches.