Halloween Greetings from THE GOOD NEWS, 10-31-05!

THIS MONTH'S GOOD NEWS: World's Best Newsletter... +



FEATURE 1: The World's Best Newsletter
(not us, not yet)

The Water Conservation Department of Austin Texas, puts out the most cogent & useful newsletter we've yet seen, regarding water efficiency & living more in balance with the environment. Even if you don't live anywhere near Central Texas, THE GOOD NEWS thinks you'll find something concise & exciting in every issue of WATERWISE.

Recent topics include expert recommendations for:
> proper tree siting around your home (October 05')
> purchasing a yard-appropriate sprinkler (Aug/Sept 05')
> reducing the hidden costs of water waste (July 05')
> getting rid of mosquitoes (June 05')
> proper mulching (April/May 05')
> the best water efficient appliances & fixtures (et al)

And "mulch" more!
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    THE GOOD NEWS?
    Things keep getting better. More consumer resources, more information, and better products are showing up across the board, with the environment in mind. Lots of people are working to make it easy for you to make a positive difference & bask in the benefits, everyday. Good stuff!



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    LINKS SECTION

    LOTSA HOT BITS:
    "It's Getting Green In Here"

    ... Sustainable Economy on the Way
    (the following links must be cut & paste to follow up on)

    >>featuring - News from In & Around the US<<

    I. NEW YORK CITY:

    > Lectures
  • The New York Academy of Sciences is presenting an incredible series, pro economic sustainability. Recent guest was Amory Lovins!
    http://www.nyas.org/channels/index.asp?channelID=5

  • The NY Architectural League is doing a piece on "Critical Sustainability" (11/3).
    http://archleague.org/lectures.php?article=globalVSlocal

  • Climate Rescue is sponsoring "Climate Change and New York." Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Head of the NASA - Goddard Climate Impacts Group, will present @ Columbia University (11/17).
    http://www.www.climaterescue.org/

    > Green Buildings Increase Bottom Line Returns
    A new study ("Building Green: New Business Opportunities for NYC Manufacturers") finds that the construction of energy efficient, environmentally intelligent buildings is creating demand for NYC manufacturers.
    http://www.nyirn.org/



    II. NY STATE:

    > NY State Comptroller Endorses an Efficient, Green Economy ... in writing!
    http://nysosc3.osc.state.ny.us/osdc/renewableenergy.pdf

    > FLEET DISCOUNTS for Green-er Vehicles
    For businesses considering the purchase of natural gas, hybrid electric, or other alt. vehicles, the NY Private Fleet Alternative Fuels Program can cover up to 80% of the incremental costs of that vehicle.
    For more information, contact Mark Simon, NYC DOT at 212.487.6818 or msimon@dot.nyc.gov
    http://www.dot.nyc.gov/

    > Picture This -
    The ever-imminent Eastman/Kodak Company (Rochester, N.Y.) spent $25,000 in 2003 to improve one plant's efficiency. Annual energy cost savings are coming in at $52,000! No kidding. And that means thousands of tons LESS POLLUTION for all of us... good common sense!
    http://www.eere.energy.gov/industry/bestpractices/software.html



    III. TEXAS:

    > Renewables would save $4.7 billion in Texas and create 19,400 jobs
    (via Refocus Weekly)
    http://www.sparksdata.co.uk/refocus/fp_showdoc.asp?docid=83953493&accnum=1&topics=

    > "Houston Goes Green" (Houston Business Journal, 11-16-05)
    Presented as the answer to economic fallout from increased hurricane frequency & Rising Energy Costs, green building received an official endorsement via the US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY last month.

    Projected financial gains from a planned heat reduction program are as follows:
  • $81.8 million of energy savings in 1997 dollars
  • 734 megawatts of peak power avoided (62 percent from residential, 53 percent from office and 70 percent from retail).
  • 170,000 tons of annual carbon emission reductions

    Recommendations include: planting more trees, putting more green space on industrial roofs, using non-toxic fertilizers, & increasing building energy efficiency. . . That's also just good common sense!



    IV. MICHIGAN:

    > Ethanol Rising -
    US BioEnergy Corp. will build a 45 million gallon-producing Corn ethanol plant in the coming year. The approximate 16 million bushels of corn per year that will be needed as fuel inputs, will come from within a 60 mile radius of the site. Once operational, the plant will employ around 40 people.

    > Windy Future -
    "Consumers Energy" has reached supply purchase agreements for renewable energy with 5 independent developers. Their new "Green Generation" program will serve an estimated 30,000 residential customers with clean-er, renewable grid electricity.



    V. MINNESOTA:

    > Two percent Biodiesel fuel content is now mandated in Minnesota.
    http://www.mda.state.mn.us/biodiesel/b2/default.htm
    http://www.enn.com/aff.html?id=899



    VI. CAH-LEE-PHONE-YA

    > California Governor Signs 29 Environmental Bills.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/10/california_gove.php
    *special photo link below!



    VII. AROUND THE NATION:

    > Veggie Van Helps Katrina Victims
    http://www.veggievan.org/.

    > Pres. Clinton Endorses Frequent Use of Bio Diesel
    http://www.enn.com/aff.html?id=890

    > EXPOSED - US Oil Companies Could Easily Lower Fuel Costs with Ethanol
    http://www.consumerfed.org/pdfs/cfaethanol050505.pdf

    > Greenhouse Emissions Cut in Nine States
    http://enn.com/biz.html?id=1066
    http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30715FF355A0C778EDDA10894DD404482

    > Green Energy Corporations Seeing Investment Boost
    Invest now...
    http://www.enn.com/press.html?id=186
    http://www.wildershares.com/pdf/InvestorsBusinessDaily,%209.12.05.pdf
    http://www.bizjournals.com/

    > Re: Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    http://www.carbonmonoxidekills.com/

    > Federal Institutions Win Fuel Efficiency Awards
  • --> NASA's Motor Vehicle Efficiency Team
    (which uses large amounts of B20 and more than 20,000 gallons of B100 biofuels)
  • --> The US Marine Corps
    (which has attained a 27.5 percent conventional fuel reduction largely due to the annual use of nearly 1 million gallons of biodiesel)
    Wow! -- Look for the "closing the circle" link,
    http://www.ofee.gov/

    > Global Warming & Climate Change becoming lingua franca:
    http://jumpstartford.com/media_center/news_article/?id=1631

    > Bio Diesel Kids
    Clean School Bus program is Going & Growing. We salute you -
    http://www.eesi.org/index.html

    > THIS JUST IN: The US Department of Energy has released an official statement.
    The average cost of heating is going up in 2005/2006 -- as much as 48% in some sectors.
    People will inevitably become more cost conscious this winter, reducing demand & increasing efficiency.

    ... And Last But Not Least ...
    > More Concise News about the New Bush Energy Plan

    http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm?fileName=140903a.xml
    this link also provided below!



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    {Links Notes}
    Some of this month's links come to us from our Readers:
    * New York related info courtesy of Dean Zias
    * Michigan related info courtesy of John Sarver
    * Bio-Fuel related links courtesy of JoAnn Armenta
    * "Houston Goes Green" courtesy of Adams Kirkpatrick

    --> Thanks everyone!

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