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!