Modern Ways Green Energy Is Developing

Green energy is the key to the world’s health. We will be able to find renewable energy and still enjoy all of the benefits that energy gives us–without the world suffering in return. Renewable means we can make or harness more of it, which is the only way we are going to be able to sustain our current way of life. Renewable energy, ideally, will be gotten from something natural like the wind, water, or sun so we are not polluting.

Wind farms have started popping up everywhere. Making the wind work for you is an old idea, as we can see from windmills. Wind can move a lot at no effort on your part, making labor easier. Lately, wind turbines, which are a sort of modern day windmill structure, are being used to create energy.

Surprisingly, not everyone agrees with turbines. The silliest of all is the debate over whether or not they are pretty to look at. Some people do not want turbines on their land because they thing they are ugly. This argument is ignorant, selfish, and harmful to the future. A reasonable argument is that a turbine might disrupt the plant and animal life there. There is also validity in the fact that turbines require a lot of energy to get started whenever the wind dies. These are being worked on currently.

On a more personal level, people can make their houses green to reduce their own carbon footprint and lessen their dependence on oil. Solar panels for electricity and heat are the new wave to green living. They are put on your roof and collect sunlight during the day, which is transformed into heat and energy. Your house is powered without anything more than the sun.

There are flaws here, too. Firstly, these panels can be very pricey since they have to be installed professionally to work at all. Some cannot afford them outright, though in the long run the panels will pay for themselves by cutting your heating and electricity bills. The other problems is that there are pollutants and waste created in the making of each panel. Once we can find a more ecology-friendly way of making them, they may become mandatory because their benefit is so huge.

One way to go green is using energy from the ocean’s waves. Tidal energy has not been well-developed yet and it will be many years before we see it used to its full potential. It is a great source of green energy because the tides are reliable, unlike the wind, and have a massive amount of energy behind them. Once we can harness it correctly and without detriment, many environmental problems will be on the path to healing.

Another personal way to go green is to invest in a hybrid car. These will only continue to grow more and more environmentally friendly as our ways of getting clean, renewable energy get better. These cars run on part rechargeable battery, part gasoline. You use less gasoline than normal and harm the environment less by using electricity over petrol.

Not only is gas very expensive and harmful, but it bad politically because some countries have to rely on foreign gas, making tensions mount. It also causes a lot of pollution to get the gas in the first place. We will run out soon, so it is smart to start the transition as early as you can.

Meadowlark Economics: Sustainability, the Economy and the Environment

Is it possible for the economy and the environment to survive and thrive in harmony?

“Yes,” says Professor James Eggert in his new book, “Greenspan’s Anguish (Thoreau as Economic Prophet and Other Essays).”

“Ecology and economics have the same prefix, eco-, from the Greek oikos, which literally means ‘household.’ The original definition of economics therefore implied a careful stewardship of household resources, whereas ecology compels us to try to understand and appreciate the interrelationships within nature’s ‘household.’ I believe these two households are becoming more interdependent and their futures more and more intimately linked. When we fail to calculate ecological values or see the connections, we pave the way for losses that are unintended and unwanted,” Professor Eggert writes in his essay, “Meadowlark Economics.”

“Greenspan’s Anguish” contains 19 essays that explore the relationship between the economy and the environment, sustainability and our relationship to the universe.

In addition to “Meadowlark Economics,” which examines the value of the meadowlark, both as a symbol for what has gone wrong with our economy and as a symbol of what is essential to our existence, the book includes “Thoreau as Economic Prophet,” “Darwin’s Finches and Ford’s Mustangs,” “Then the Sun Came Up,” “Craftsmanship and Salvation,” and “The Coming Repair Age.”

“The author is an economist – but not one devoted to the prevailing theology of his profession. Economists mostly work with the dedication of beavers toward the great goal of More… now comes James Eggert, one of a small school of economists who has begun to think outside of the box… there are delightful discussions of meadowlarks, of the nature of capitalism, of ‘economist’ Henry David Thoreau, of craftsmanship and high jumping, of topsoil and the art of repair and many other things that constitute a joyful and complete life.” (From the Foreword by Bill McKibben).

“The author is a fine teacher of economics whose vision transcends his chosen discipline. This book will touch even those readers far removed from the dismal science.” (Alfred L. Malabre Jr. – former economics editor of “The Wall Street Journal”).

James Eggert is a writer and emeritus faculty member of the University of Wisconsin – Stout where he taught undergraduate students for 33 years. He also is the author of “What is Economics (fourth edition),” “Invitation to Economics,” “Low-Cost Earth Shelters,” “The Wonder of the Tao,” and “Meadowlark Economics.”

“Greenspan’s Anguish” (copyright 2013; Green Dragon Books) is available through most local bookstores or at online booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Powell’s Books, Green Dragon Books.


Univera Review – Is Univera a Good Business Opportunity?

If you found this article, you are probably wondering if Univera is a scam or a good business opportunity. I have had many people asking me if they should get involved in Univera. In this Univera review we will have a look at the four pillars of network marketing and discover once and for all if Univera is a good business opportunity for you.

1. Univera Company

Univera is a health and wellness company founded in 1999 by YunHo Lee, a successful Korean businessman. He decided to start this company on a vision to bring the best of nature to the market. Univera was founded after Mr. Lee experienced the benefits of the Aloe Vera while he was not seeing any results with conventional medicine. Univera was developed as part of the ECONET, an ECOlogical and ECOnomic global NETwork of companies. It is a network marketing company with many products and millions of distributors worldwide.

2. Univera Products

The goal of ECONET was to develop products using pharmaceutical expertise to the world of natural products. Univera and Unigen (its Research and Development entity), created many products protected by more than 160 patents. The products revolve around four areas of helping the customer’s body: Nourish, Restore, Fortify and Vitalize. Some of the most noticeable products include Ageless Xtra, Essentials, Meta Green, Meta Berry or The Inthinity System.

3. Univera Business and Compensation Plan

As many people are looking to become healthier, starting a home based business in the health and wellness family is a good idea. For a small $40, there are 7 ways to make money with the Univera Business Opportunity: Retail Commissions, Unilevel Pay, Generation Pay, Xcelerate Your Drive, Blue Diamond Bonus, Incentives and Trips, Promotional Pay. The Univera compensation plan is built around a 4 level deep unilevel plan. A nice feature of the plan is the fact that new distributors will earn a higher percentage of commissions. A new distributor will be paid 15% on the first level and 5% on his downline. This is not bad and Univera is a great business opportunity overall.

4. Univera Sponsor Distributor

Now that we have seen that Univera is a good business by itself and that the Univera products are good, there is one more important point to look at. It is your potential upline sponsor. And this is critical. As in all network marketing companies, your business will grow when you find people to sponsor and help them do the same. To explode your business you must make sure that you find a sponsor that will teach you modern methods to find prospects using the Internet and not those old school methods of bugging friends and family.

Classifying Human Beings

The scientific study of living creatures seems to have begun with Aristotle, although early man probably experimented with breeding dogs for speed or size 16,000 years ago. In the 17th century, biology came to include the then known life sciences of zoology (the study of animals), botany (the study of plants) and taxonomy (the classification of living things).

In the 19th century, biology bean to fragment into other studies such as microbiology – biology through a microscope; genetics, the study of the inheritance of traits; biochemistry, the study of molecules in living things, et cetera. at the same time, different ways of studying living organisms were developed. Sciences like anthropology, the study of human beings; ecology, the study of the interaction between living things and their environment and ethology, the study of animal behaviour.

Biologists classify all living organisms according to a system first devised by Carolus Linnaeus in 1735. Linnaeus and other scientists divided all life forms into two kingdoms: plants and animals. Since then four other kingdoms have been added. These are Monera, Archaea, Protists, Fungi. Then, each kingdom is divided into two or more phyla (phylum, singular). Members of the same phylum are more closely related than to members of other phyla. Each phylum is then further sub-divided into more closely defined parts as follows: Class; Order; Family; Genus; Species. Many biologists further add to this list by classifying groups of species with sub- or super- as n sub-phylum or superfamily.

So, according to these conventions you and I are classified as follows:

KINGDOM: ANIMALS: organisms that use other organisms for food and that sometimes move rapidly

PHYLUM: CHORDATES: animals that are partially supported by a rod of cartilage or bone vertebrae and an internal skeleton

SUBPHYLUM: VERTEBRATES: chordates that have vertebrae, such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

CLASS: MAMMALS: vertebrates that have hair and suckle their young

ORDER: PRIMATES: mammals that use sight more than scent; have nails instead of claws on grasping hands and feet; are mostly active in daylight and have relatively large brains.

SUPERFAMILY: HOMINOIDS: primates that are tailless; generally large in size; can climb trees and have relatively flat faces; specifically the great apes, australopithecines and human beings

FAMILY: HOMINIDS: hominids that walk upright; have small canines and large brains; specifically the australopithecines and human beings

GENUS: HOMO: hominids with especially large brains, that speak and show other signs of culture; specifically: Homo habilis, Homo erectus and related species and Homo sapiens

SPECIES: Homo sapiens – modern human beings.