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New business, Renewable Ener-G Solutions Technology (REST), LLC was related to the EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) and WasteWise but ran into a dead end with the solid waste board. So I researched another avenue to assist with global warming. I will become an affiliate of an energy conservation consultant company.
What excites you about this campaign?
The group advocating proactive solutions for global warming and alternative energy and fuel, energy conservation and clean energy advocates.
What do you want to do to help?
The landfill gas (methane) as source of alternative fuel in Bloomington Indiana has hit a road block. I have found a clean energy affiliate company that will train and support me as an energy conservation consultant. I interested in contractual agreements with electrical engineers and general contractors in this business.
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I hope that your endeavors are bearing fruit. I am a Latin teacher up here in Kokomo and a renter (an old farmhouse a couple miles west of town). So there is little that I can see myself doing other than leaving as small an environmental footprint as possible. And of course encouraging my 14 year old daughter's appreciation of the environment (she's practically a radical tree-hugger already).
I am also a Roman archaeologist (or had trained to be one). So I have a definite appreciation of what the earth once was and an awareness of the cautions the past should have taught us all.
Live long and prosper "et vale",
Harvesting biogas from existing landfills is very important, but even more important is to stop cities from using landfills ASAP.
Landfills are an ecological disaster with no redeeming qualities and very poor gas yield per ton of waste buried.
We must get cities started with a comprehensive recycling and energy harvesting plan from each day's municipal waste, as it is generated.
Taking up huge areas of productive land to store solid waste that will not decompose for thousands of years is not sustainable!
Contact me if you wish to discuss more logical systems.
Larry M. Aden, email@example.com
I've been doing a bunch of research, and have found out that there are a bunch of ways we can all reduce our energy use (and therefore oil consumption) on an individual level.
I wrote a little blog entry on the subject... If you have the time, check it out... http://push.pickensplan.com/forum/topic/show?id=2187034%3ATopic%3A193424 Drop me a line and let me know what you think.
I'm trying to talk to as many people as I can in order to continue to add to my list of ideas as far as how to conserve more in my daily life (and also share what I've learned)... I believe that while we build and invest in large-scale solutions, we can also do a bunch of little things in the process.
I've heard we're still using gas from less than 10% of our available landfills... Landfill gas is a great thing... win-win-win... keep me posted as far as your progress.
I am a former Bloomington resident that earned an advanced at IU. I do not know what specifically is the local landfill. But general information may be available. See William Rathje, Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage, New York: Harpercollins, 1992. I got this information off Wikipedia. Unfortunately, he is retired. I don't know if any aspect of his projects continue.