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Attended a Green symposium . . . some promising technology.

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This month’s posting is about the 8th Pillar in Dr. Duke Johnson’s book, The Optimal Health Revolution, a healthy environment and good hygiene.   So, I attended a symposium on Green energy alternatives, etc.  sponsored by our Republican representative in congress.   He provided a forum and demonstration event for three different groups of “greenies”, my term, to come together and educate the public.  The first group are those who want us to decrease our dependence on foreign oil in order to increase national security.  The second group is developing new ways of producing energy because oil will eventually become scarce, or so the scientists tell us and with cap and trade on the horizon, energy prices will increaase.   The third group are the people who have bought into the whole carbon dioxide is a pollutant and burning anything is contributing to climate change theory.  

The best part of the whole  show was all the amazing technology moving forward with  energy saving.  The most impressive were the new LED lighting technologies which will replace the controversial flourescent bulbs. They come in all types of applications and can provide the full spectrum of light.  From a healthy environment perspective there isn’t any mercury to dispose of and  they may be a possible treatment for seasonal affective disorder. 

Coming in a close second is the polyurethane foam sprayed into attics and crawlspaces for insulation.   This particular company has found a formula without formaldehyde and has low VOC’s.  In other words it doesn’t give off inflammatory chemicals into your living space and pays for itself in energy savings.

The  third most impressive industry is electronic & computer recycling.  They take old computers and electronic hardware, take it apart and recycle it with absolute data security.    I can finally get rid of the old computer monitors in the attic, thus reducing clutter and contribution to a cleaner enviroment. 

That’s all for this post, since we are coming to the end of June, next month will be exploring a new Pillar from Dr. Duke’s book.  So, keep checking the blog and comments are welcome!

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Author: Laura Powell Like

Hi my name is Laura Powell Like. My career in nursing, healthy lifestyles and prevention of disease spans over 25 years. A graduate degree in Parent-Child nursing has helped me work in the field of womens health, raise 4 children of my own and study research concerning how to acheive a healthy lifestyle in the western culture. Currently I own a business and focus on mentoring other leaders as well as making recommendations to my clients about diet, supplementation, exercise and prevention of disease. I consult with experts and health practitioners who have the education and experience needed to fully answer my clients questions and concerns. This blog is about education, personal experience, and getting the word out. So enjoy, I welcome your comments and questions.

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