Welcome to Green Ideas Co-op

the purposes of Green Ideas Co-op is to share Ideas, lets open the communication pathways get knowledge about Green System Development  out there and to the people so we can start making a difference.

What is Green System Development?

Green System Development is looking at the whole picture seeing how each system interacts with every other system. Finding ways to take what we currently call waste and looking at it as supply, input for other systems.

We welcome any comments you may have, all that we ask is that you are respectful of each other. With that in mind we will be able to foster the sharing of knowledge and the furthering of Green Ideas.

If you have a blog and are sharing green ideas you should use the #greenideascoop twitter hashtag to let every one know I may also link to your post if it is something I want to let more people about.

Going Green Is So Much Simpler Than Most People Think By Collin Rojas

An increasing number of people are now wanting to do their part to save the planet due to the worsening problems caused by global warming. Unfortunately, numerous people assume that going green is costly and time consuming. Read on to discover several immediate things you can do to get on on the path to living green.

Recycling is the top way to start. A lot of people continue to place glass and aluminum items in their normal garbage even though recycling is not that hard to do today. In the US, it’s not hard to locate a trash service that offers glass and aluminum recycling choices. Many people still continue to discard these items even though recycling bins are not hard to find. It merely takes a few minutes to wash off the cans and bottles before placing them into the recycle bin.

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How-to build a solar powered batch hot water heater using a stock tank — Homestead Survival

Homestead Survival. check out how to make this over at Homestead Servival

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Choices We Make Impact our Path in Life

October 5, 2011 by Owen Geiger

A brief tale of two home buyers… this really makes you think about things. check it out.

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Wind Testing of Earthbag Wall « Earthbag Building Blog

Breaking news. This just in from Brandon Ross, P.E. whose team has just completed an earthbag wind test in Florida. Text is from his preliminary report. Final results are expected to be published in a few months. Read more of this post

Free Range Worm Farm

In my last post I mentioned that I was going to put in a free range worm farm,.What is a free range worm farm you may ask. It is a worm farm that instead of having the worms in a container, you let them roam though your garden. One simple way to do this is to take a bucket and drill a bunch of holes in the bottom and sides from about half way down. You then dig a hole and put the bucket in, then put a bunch of greens (any kind of veggie clippings minus onions) in the bucket and put the worms around the outside of the bucket. Cover the compost so that light will not get in (worms hate the light) and put the lid back on. Keep the compost in the bucket and in time the worms will come in to the bucket and eat then take the nutrients out to the garden. I will be doing this soon and will show pictures and make a better explication of how I did it.

Started my new garden

This weekend I started on my garden here is a picture:

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Two leaves and a bud Jasmine Petal Green Tea

Two leaves and a bud Jasmine Petal Green Tea

http://www.twoleavesandabud.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/jasminepetalhigh-300x214.jpgSome Jasmine tea is simply tea leaves that have been harvested, prepared as green tea, and then jasmine flavor is added.

Higher quality Jasmine tea, like two leaves and a bud’s Jasmine Petal green tea, is harvested in April and May, and when June arrives, the tea is spread out for five nights and the Jasmine flowers that bloom that month are laid on top of the tea. Tea absorbs odors very easily, and so during the cool nights, the premium green tea is basking in the floral scent, building up a nuanced taste profile.

If you’ve never had this quality tea, it’s a revelation when you taste something like two leaves and a bud Jasmine Petal green tea. This is the sort of tea you taste as much with your nose as with your tongue, as its delicate, flowery Jasmine flower scent lingers over the cup.

Exclusively through 4/15/2011, use promotional code JASMINE2011 and receive 20% off Jasmine Petal green tea. Click here to order now.

CITYSPEEDTURBINE on the Behance Network

CitySpeedTurbineMiniDesignAward Winner 2009Alessandra Rapaccini and James SannaThe project stems from the idea of creating a modular wind turbine can produce energy through the movement of air masses produced by the passage of cars. This system conceived as a sequence of strings can be inserted into various urban settings in a very flexible and environmentally friendly. The energy produced by it will be used to power the LED lights that are located within the arch structure to provide street lighting at night. The mechanical energy generated in the blast generated by vehicles is retrieved by the blades and converted into electricity through a system of generators is then stored by a battery that will distribute the low-energy lighting system. The City speed turbines are a new way of seeing and applying the operation of wind turbines with a design less intrusive and a streamlining of the system-energy lighting for the city.

 

via CITYSPEEDTURBINE on the Behance Network.

Earthbag Building: A Small Earthbag Dome

Below is the link to a step-by-step description of how Kelly Hart’s first experimental earthbag dome was created. The interior diameter is 14 feet 4.3 meters.

This prototype dome could serve as a model for emergency shelters, cabins, studios, garden sheds, etc. It should work well in earthquake-prone areas and places subject to flooding, winds, and hurricanes. It could be used as quick housing for people made homeless by natural disasters, such as in Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and El Salvador.

via Earthbag Building: A Small Earthbag Dome.

As I was reading through this I was constantly reminded that anyone could do this just about anywhere. I am working on finding some land here in Amarillo TX to build something like this on and will post pics when I get going on it. If you try something please leave a comment and or send me an email also I love pictures.

Seth – Green Ideas Coop

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