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Move Your Money Movement and Community Banks

Check out the Move Your Money Movement website. Tell me what you think.



My family banks and gets our insurance from USAA. USAA is a member owned bank and insurance company. I would recommend all Evoke Agents investigate similiar institutions in their local area. There are many Co-Ops, credit unions, community and local banks all over the world.



Check out some of this links also:…

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Added by David Anderson on April 1, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Geothermal Energy For Remote Cities and Villages

Geothermal is a great way to bring power to off grid remote locations. This is an excellent way to bring renewable clean energy to the developing world.

Check out Ormat's remote geothermal products.


Added by David Anderson on March 31, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Wave Energy For Today and Tomorrow

Most major cities are near the ocean. Wave energy is a predictable source of renewable energy. Ocean Power Technologies is a company that has developed power buoys. I see wave energy as a great source of renewable energy for utility scale desalination and coastal communities. They don't have the eye sore issue of offshore wind.



Maybe in distant future they could even power offshore… Continue

Added by David Anderson on March 30, 2010 at 1:47am — 2 Comments

Take The Train America

Americans have a choice when they travel. I encourage all to look into taking the train when they travel. The train is more efficient than air or auto. In my opinion, the big savings come from taking cars and trucks off our congested roads. Rail is also the verge of moving from diesel to hydrogen fuel cell.… Continue

Added by David Anderson on March 28, 2010 at 2:29am — 1 Comment

The X Prize Wants You (mainly your ideas)

The X Prize is looking for a ideas involving entrepreneurial solutions to global poverty.


Follow the link to propose your prize:

Education & Global Development Prize Group


Added by David Anderson on March 27, 2010 at 1:39am — No Comments

Empower Women with Microfinance- Kiva.org

Micro-finance is a great way to empower women in the developing world. There is significant potential for micro-finance to enable women to challenge

and change gender inequalities at all levels of society. Economic power generally leads to equal human rights and equal property rights.



My family lends to women entrepreneurs through Kiva.org.



Kiva is a great organization that has lent millions all over the world. I have made over 40…
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Added by David Anderson on March 26, 2010 at 3:24am — 2 Comments

Plant a Tree This Arbor Day

Don't forget to plant a tree(s) this Arbor Day. I don't think I need to go into the benefits of trees but I will provide some links to great NGOs who actively plant trees.



ArborDay.org They also sell Fair Trade Shade Coffee

Alamo Forest Partnership Great local organization

actrees.org…

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Added by David Anderson on March 25, 2010 at 10:41pm — 3 Comments

Water Day 2020 Demonsration

San Antonio Texas is full of suburbs and sprawl. Residential water use is a big drain on our fresh water natural resource, the Edwards Aquifer.



Armed with data from the local water utility, we would put a sign in the yard of the house with the least water use in each subdivision. The sign would read, "Water Saver Winner for 2020". Each winner would receive a rebate on their water bill as an award. We would continue this from year to year, creating a friendly rivalry between… Continue

Added by David Anderson on March 25, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

National Geographic Water Issue

FYI. National Geographic is devoting an entire issue to water and all the issues surrounding it.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/water/water-animation

I recommend supporting National Geographic and their research and educational efforts.

Added by David Anderson on March 25, 2010 at 3:53am — 1 Comment

Edwards Aquifer Authority

The Edwards Aquifer, one

of the

major groundwater systems in Texas serving approximately 1.7 million

people. While the Edwards Aquifer serves as the primary source of

water to a growing region of south central Texas. Cities, towns, rural communities, and farm and

ranch lands all depend on the aquifer's water for household,

agricultural, industrial and recreational purposes. Management of this resource is essential…
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Added by David Anderson on March 25, 2010 at 3:45am — No Comments

Company Helps Make Desalination More Affordable

Company is reducing the cost of Desalination. A large percentage of the world's population lives near abundant supply of salt water. Energy Recovery, Inc. is engaged in developing, manufacturing and

selling energy recovery devices for selling in the seawater

desalination. There are two methods of producing drinking water from seawater:

thermal distillation and membrane or reverse osmosis desalination.

Thermal distillation involves heating seawater, capturing the vapor… Continue

Added by David Anderson on March 25, 2010 at 3:26am — 5 Comments

San Antonio Residents - Sign Up For CPS Windtricity

Those of you in the San Antonio area need to check out the CPS Windtricity program.



Windtricity



This is a great program to make Wind a part of your energy use. CPS currently gets around 30% of their power from coal. Lets try to replace that 30% with Wind.



Contact CPS to sign up or for any questions.



CPS phone at… Continue

Added by David Anderson on March 24, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments

External Combustion Engine- Cyclone Power Tech

Check out these engines. Let me know what you think of this technology and its possibilities in the developing world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFIbB97HcgY

http://www.cyclonepower.com

Thanks,

Added by David Anderson on March 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Solar Update

My solar installer , Standard Renewable Energy (SRE) called today and said I should have my 2.45 KW system in about three weeks. After the installation, the panels should provide about 30% of my home's energy.

Its a start.

I'll post photos of the system.

Added by David Anderson on March 24, 2010 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

2020

In 2020, Texas will have moved from coal to wind and solar. Well, we can dream.

Added by David Anderson on March 23, 2010 at 2:25am — No Comments

Easiest Solar Solution

The easiest way to power an everyday appliance is switching from from an electric dryer to a clothes drying rack. Our family purchased one some time back and have not used the electric clothes dryer for months.


Added by David Anderson on March 23, 2010 at 2:19am — 3 Comments

One Block Off The Grid- Group Solar Discounts

Check out this company that brings solar energy group discounts to individuals.

I used them for my 2.45 KW PV system.

Their website is: 1bog

Added by David Anderson on March 23, 2010 at 1:38am — No Comments

Food in 2020


In 2020, the food supply will be more decentralized. Farmers will generate their energy needs on-site from renewables. Cheap clean sustainable water supply remains the biggest hurdle for farmers now and in 2020. I think the answer will be good engineering solutions.

Check out this BLOG purtaining to water issues:

Aguanomics

Added by David Anderson on March 22, 2010 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Food Issues in San Antonio Texas

San Antonio does not face a shortage of food. Our issue is the cost of healthy food vs unhealthy. In San Antonio an apple is more expensive than candy. Those on the lower end of the socioeconomic scale find difficulty in paying for healthy meals.



This is an unfortunate side effect of the industrialization of the food supply.



Last year I started a family garden. I found that growing some of my own food was cost saving. It also provided some light exercise working in the… Continue

Added by David Anderson on March 22, 2010 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Planting the Future

Check out this interview with Wangari Maathai (2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner):

Planting The Future


I think the recent earthquake in Haiti makes this interview even more relevant.

Added by David Anderson on March 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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