November 17, 2010 • Energy Generation, Sustainability
by Rich Wilson
More and more people are beginning to focus on the practice of sustainability and the impact we have on the overall environment. A few years ago, I stumbled upon a discussion about Biodynamic Farming. Now most of us have heard of organic farming, but the practice of Biodynamic Farming goes way beyond the norm. Let me walk you through this.
From the Sustainable Table:
March 21st involves one more notable item – a cow horn packed with dung. Otherwise known as Preparation 500 to Biodynamic farmers worldwide, manure–filled cows’ horns are buried on the autumnal equinox and carefully unearthed exactly six months later on the spring equinox, the first day of spring. The manure is removed and stirred with water in a process called “dynamization”, which creates a vortex that cosmic energy can be funneled into. The homemade brew is then sprayed upon the fields to stimulate the soil, promote root activity and contribute to good bacteria growth. continue
Let’s start the day by playing a little word-association game.
When I say “Albert Einstein,” what comes to mind?
Let me guess. E=MC2? Quantum Physics? Photons? Or maybe Bad Hair Day?
Well, not me. When I think Einstein I think entrepreneurship. No, Einstein never started a multi-billion dollar company or landed on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine. But, when it came to invention and the practical application of creative thinking, Albert Einstein sure knew his stuff. continue
In the last few months Apple has introduced the world to the latest technology “must have” – the iPad. Before its release, it was rumored to revolutionize the way we read and consume media. Though it will probably take five or maybe ten years to see if this hypothesis is correct, one thing is for certain: in this increasingly electronic world, businesses are getting smarter, whether unconsciously or not, about being paperless. And perhaps this is not so much a change of the times as it is a statement on energy sustainability.
The up-side to these emerging technologies (besides the fact that they’re just really cool) is that they are making us smarter consumers. Even every day processes which we never think about, like powering our houses, cars and businesses are being examined for greater energy efficiency. continue