By David Popoff, LEED AP.
Earth's Water Cycle
Looking around you might think that there is abundance of usable water but out of the total global water supply only 2.5% is fresh water and 68% of that is in glaciers and ice caps.
The Earth’s Water Cycle provides a renewable source of fresh water but only to a limit. What will happen when we use more fresh water than the earth can provide? You can already see dramatic results like in the Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona areas where ground water levels have declines of between 300 to 500 feet.
Globally fresh water use statistics show that that about:-
- 70% of our fresh water supply used by agriculture.
- 20% for industry.
- 10% for domestic use.
Continue reading Earth’s Renewable Water Cycle and It’s Limits.
by David Popoff, Green Realtor®
Meet local “green” this weekend at the Wilton Go Green Festival that will be held at the Wilton Town Green and in the Wilton Library this Sunday May 5th, 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event showcases local businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who will share their ideas and products that are in keeping with the Wilton’s Go Green mission of educating the community about conservation and environmental sustainability.
David Popoff is a certified “Green Homes Specialist” Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Learn about…clean and renewable alternative energy choices, conserving our environment, organic and sustainable methods of gardening, safe organic products and services.
Experience…CT’s first electric car rally which stops @ Fairfield Warde H.S. (11:30 -12:00)
Recycle…electronics (9:00-1:00), eyeglasses, cell phones, clothing (Big Brothers and Sisters) Visit our web site for a list of suggested food donations for Operation Hope
Enjoy…music, free samples, touch a truck, face painting, and fun activities for the whole family
See…Student exhibits including “Trashy Fashions” elementary & high school student fashions using recycled materials. Songs, raps & skits about the environment
Participate in…a Q & A Session with our legislators on environmental issues. We welcome Congressman Himes, State Sen. McKinney & Reps Fawcett, Kupchick & Hwong (10:30 -11:30) Sen. Blumenthal may join the Q & A session
Listen to…music by the All Star Energy Band
And there’s a lot more!!!
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For more information (203) 256 3010 Mike Zembruski
The CHALLENGE HOME program from the U.S. Department of Energy represents a whole new level in home performance and lifestyle with outstanding levels of energy savings, building durability, home comfort and health.
DOE Challenge Homes are at least 40%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home and are verified by a qualified third-party.
The DOE Challenge Home offers a guideline for contractors to build the house of the future, the Zero Net-Energy Ready Home (ZNERH) using today’s building technology and science by incorporating:
by Lynn Hoffman
Do you have a dark bathroom, hallway, stairwell or closet that could use more light during the day but you want to save on your energy bill? Conventional skylights can be expensive to install, plus you will need sun protection control.
Tubular daylighting devices can provide as much pure natural light as a skylight without taking up as much space. They cost less than adding a new window or skylight. The devices are compact, flexible, and can be installed in almost any room, including rooms without direct roof access. Their dual lenses allow you to adjust lighting color and distribution to your needs. Continue reading Add Natural Daylight To Any Room
by David Popoff
With these easy to use smartphone app’s you can now stop Snail Mail Junk Mail with just a click.
PaperKarma stops unwanted paper mail by a click on your phone. Take photos of your unwanted paper junk mail that you want to stop, Free.
CatalogSpree will let you view current catalogs on line with over 350 stores available.
CatalogChoice.org is a paid service that will opt you out of catalogs, coupons, credit offers, circulars and more for$35 per year.
Other paperless tips.
Continue reading Stop Junk Snail Mail With These Apps