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Sunday, May 13, 2007

GreenFair June 23-24

There is no need to go from apathy to despair about the environment and global warming. We just need to change our current thinking and apply some new technologies. When we launched The Green Project about a year ago, it amazed me how much money and energy the average consumer can save by buying better and more efficient products.

So, on June 23 and 24, we will rent a tent and display every Green product in our industry. We will also have seminars, a packet of household tips, cooking demos and a seminar or two. If NSTAR signs, we hopefully give away a few thousand fluorescent bulbs.

A few more odd Green facts

Human activities have caused some 500 bird species worldwide to go extinct over the past five millennia. The predominant cause of species loss is habitat destruction.

Polar bears and hippos have joined the ranks of species threatened with extinction from climate change, unregulated hunting and other man-made dangers. More than 16,000 species of animals and plants are at risk of disappearing.

Rainforests cover only 7% of the earth's land surface, but they contain more than half of the species on earth.

Since 1980, the earth has experienced 19 of its 20 hottest years on record, with 1998 the hottest and 2002 and 2003 tied for second.

Over the course of 50 years, a single tree can generate $31,250 of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycle $37,500 worth of water, and control $31,500 worth of soil erosion.

Approximately 100 million people in the U.S. are breathing air that is below the federal air quality standard because of microscopic soot from power plants, diesel-burning trucks, cars and factories.


  1. You do realize that there is no actual evidence of Man induced Global Warming. The ice caps on MARS are melting too... which might just indicate that the SUN has something to do with changes in our weather...

  2. John, I persobally do think we have a serious issue. Corporately, however, our goal behind Green is not the same as Greenpeaces or any other environmental movement.

    Our goal is to show people how to save money through using less energy period. We try to concentrate on win win...

    Use less energy, resources and save money