Green! Sustainable! Energy Efficient! These are the words and phrases we see time and again in our home improvement stores. The environmentally conscious world we live in makes earth friendly green products desirable. The marketers know this and are sure to slap green and sustainable labels on everything as often as possible. Certainly, understanding the effect one has on the environment is a good thing. Conserving resources is a responsibility we all have. Plus, energy efficiency can save you money in monthly bills. Caveat Emptor. Let the green buyer beware. How can we sift through the propaganda and glittering generalities and find out what’s real and important?
The Capital of Montana is Helena, and the state flag is a blue background with the seal under “Montana.” The seal shows the beautiful scenery and what early pioneers did. A pick, shovel and plow depict the mining and farming history of the state. A sun is rising over the mountains and forests, and the Great Falls of the Missouri river can be seen.
We’ve heard that the supply of oil that we use for most of our energy needs is dwindling. We need to find a cleaner alternative that will last forever.
Build your own solar panels, and create a power supplier source and a method of generating you own energy needs. Some things that you will want to consider before building are the following. How are the solar panels going to be used? To supply all the energy needs of your home, or just as a partial offset from utility power? How much power you wish to generate will determine the size of the panels. If your solar panel frame is being built out of wood, you will need to have the following tools to build your own solar panels.
11. Assume you might be wrong! Monitor your decisions and actions to make sure the results are on track and no unintended consequences are showing up.
The primary question with hydropower is why we do not use it more. In some countries, such as Norway, it is the primary source of energy production. It is popular because it is a clean energy platform that produces no emissions, pollution, heat or fuel consumption. As long as the river runs, the hydropower plant should function. In places like Africa, this has not always been a sure thing.
The Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon thriller, “The River Wild” was made in 1994. Filming took place in several Montana locations, including the Kootenai River, Libby, the middle fork of the Flathead River, Kalispell and Glacier National Park.
What is sustainable living? It is do-able. One baby step after another. Each constructive action at your personal and family level will eventually have an impact in the community you live and the rest of the world.