Sunday, August 30, 2009

"AFRIgadget" One of Webdom's Best --Still Going Strong!

Check out this great Afrigadget!
For those who have no other alternative, this is a stove in Kinshasa in the African Congo. And yes, it works!
Need has always been the mother of invention. All across Africa, people are using technology to create solutions to everyday problems. Even Time Magazine gave credit where it was due, naming Afrigadget. com one of its 50 Coolest Websites in 2008. To see more, click the above link.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Green Funding Opportunities from The Department of Energy

Abbreviated message from Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy:

...President Obama has set clear goals for this bill: creating or protecting 3.5 million jobs over the next two years, while lifting our country out of this economic crisis and reducing our dependence on foreign oil. To achieve those aims, the Department of Energy has been given new resources and new responsibilities.

The Department of Energy will carry out this economic recovery plan with the highest level of speed, transparency, and accountability. I recently announced a sweeping reorganization of the way the Department awards grants and loans, so we can begin creating jobs as quickly and wisely as possible. We will also be posting the Department’s progress regularly.

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Peroxide "Miracles"? Who Knew?

This is a story circulating online from a housewife who claims Peroxide is safer and healthier than bleach. We've heard the stories, too and know that there is some truth to these claims, however we invite you to draw your own conclusions. Below,we offer an abbreviated version of the original text. We highly recommend you read the counter claims from our other resource (which servers as our disclaimer) as to the viability of these hydrogen peroxide cures. Click here.

This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a doctor's wife), She was over recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I was using to clean my toilet and countertops. This is what she told me... I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. Have you ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office? No!! Why? Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better! Peroxide came into popular use during and after WWI. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals. Please think about this...... 1. Take one capful and hold in your mouth for ten minutes daily, then spit it out. No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. 2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs. 3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
4. After rinsing your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria. 5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry. 6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide. 7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will. 8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue. 9. If you have a terrible toothache...etc (See more at the Truthorfiction link) It (peroxide) is in a dark bottle so it will not be degraded by UV. No home should be without it! With prices of most necessities rising, here's a way to save tons of money in a simple, healthy manner!

Art and Ecology Eke Out a Living at New York's WATERPOD

Made from wood water towers, art crates and a NYC Parks Department pier; metal railings from the Broadway set of “Equus;” and foliage-print wallpaper which decorates exteriors from the backdrop of “As the World Turns” (much of this donated by Materials for the Arts ) the Waterpod is pretty much an experiment within an experiment, out to show how artists can navigate anything , on land or sea...or even in the East River. To get NY Times Reporter, Melena Ryzik's 411 on this 3,000 square foot oasis in the asphalt jungle, click here.
Photography by Micheal Nagle, New York Times

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Recycling" Micheal J. Portrait Could Benefit Harlem Arts

A Harlem luxury car dealership, who allegedly owns the only portrait for which Micheal Jackson ever posed, is talking to auction houses about putting the art up for sale. Dancy-Power Automotive Group owns the painting entitled The Book, which depicts MJ in a fairy-tale like setting with a statue of Peter Pan in the background. It was created by Aussie artist Brett Livingstone Strong and originally sold for 2.1 million dollars in 1990. Dancy-Power plans to donate some of the proceeds of the sale of the portrait to the Harlem School of Arts.
Source: Art Info

Friday, August 21, 2009

Get a "Sustainable" MBA In Oregon

Now "Seattle's Best" includes more than coffee. City University of Seattle is offering an MBA in Sustainable Business.Their program was developed in partnership with key representatives from major companies to determine the exact skills needed in order to get hired and be successful on the job. It's unique in its blend of social justice, environmental responsibility and global citizenship; allowing its graduates to hit the business world armed with the skills needed to make decisions that are just and good for the environment. All of the instructors are experienced professionals who teach in class what they do for a living, which means students receive practical instruction that is relevant and immediately applicable where it matters most--in the real world. In addition, courses are offered online, providing maximum flexibility and convenience.
Source: City University of Seattle.