I have been reading and hearing a lot of discussion lately about the very real potential for a serious economic collapse of the U.S. economy. This discussion is not coming from government, industry or the wealthy one percent. For them this is an inconvenient discussion, and does not work with their plans and positions of wealth and power.
On your appliance you will see the number of watts that each appliance uses. A washing machine creating its own hot water for example might 2000 watts. This is 2 kilowatts per hour.
Keep what you already own. Really? Can it be that easy? Yes! Just because the clothes currently in your closet weren’t eco-friendly to begin with doesn’t mean you should throw them out and start from scratch. Wearing what you already own requires no new materials, no water or energy to produce it, and no shipping. It’s the most green thing you can do.
Staying away from commercial energy drinks can only add to your long term energy. Doctors are now saying that a simple glass of water with lemon juice can do much to activate a sluggish system. This balances ph levels making protein absorption more efficient. This is real hydropower. Medical research has also shown that a tablespoon of peanut butter and a glass of water, as unsophisticated as it sounds, can provide longer lasting, better energy than a cup of coffee. All of this sounds a bit unsexy, I know, but more and more people are starting to realize the solution to the energy crisis in your body can be dealt with by a little common sense.
Although people think alternative energy is ‘new’ it really is not. We have used this energy source long before we even knew electricity. Just think about drying your washed clothes outside in the sun. In fact, many of us still use this method to dry clothes and there is nothing wrong with this. Drying your clothes this way will save a lot of electricity!
Compared to other energy platforms, hydropower is very efficient. Energy conversion rates are in the 80 to 90 percent range. The plants also have a long life as you can see with any dam, and maintenance costs are relatively low. Cost of energy production, thus, is lower or on par with other energy platforms including oil.
When considering solar as an alternative power source please consider a couple of factors besides cost. For one thing, we will always have the sun to supply our power. It’s not going to fluctuate with the economy or run out in the next 75 years like petroleum. It will be a consistent, sustainable, reliable source of energy from the first day you buy or make your solar panels all the way through till the last day.
There are now lots of raw food recipe ideas available in books, magazines and on the internet. Why not check out one or two of these and find something that works for you?