Tell Me What You See!

Tell Me What You See!

Author: Robert De Angelis I have spent years studying many aspects of our environment and the impacts of humans.  I am becoming more and more stressed out with the things I see regularly.  I often wonder how everyone perceives the things in our everyday lives.  How do we not see the obvious? To illustrate this, I put together a little…

Investing in a Brighter Future							Bob DeAngelis

Investing in a Brighter Future Bob DeAngelis

You know the climate is warming and you may even know why [the Greenhouse Effect due to man-made  emissions].  You know there’s an imbalance in nature because you’re experiencing wild extremes in weather and have watched at least several television specials about the extinction of plant and animal species.  Perhaps you shrug – what can you do anyway?  Well, there…

Freedom, Rights, and the Environment

Freedom, Rights, and the Environment

Author: Bob DeAngelis We are very fortunate to live in a country that values and protects our “freedom” .  But what does that mean as it relates to valuing and protecting our health and the environment?   Do people have a right to clean and safe air, water, and food?  Do future generations have the same rights?  Are there limits…

Heat Pumps and the Future of the “Grid”

Heat Pumps and the Future of the “Grid”

Author:  Robert DeAngelis As we transition away from fossil fuels, we will rely more heavily on renewable electricity and our electric grid.  We will migrate our cars and home heating systems to clean grid-supplied electricity.  Geothermal or air source heat pumps are the best current options for home heating.  You may wonder what impact will the added electrical usage have? …

Building for the Future – Low Carbon

Building for the Future – Low Carbon

By: Bob DeAngelis The Earth is facing a critical moment: climate change and the severe weather it causes are upon us.  Examples include the recent record highs on the West Coast: Portland at 116 F, Seattle at 108 F, Canada’s all time high at 121 F, and the devastating floods from torrential rains in Germany and Belgium causing many deaths.  …

Make it and take it!

By: Bob DeAngelis I believe we can fix some significant environmental issues by placing responsibility in the right place.  What I am proposing is a major change, but it is what is needed.  If you have a better idea, I would sincerely like to hear it.  The proposal for manufactured products is:  If you make it, you have to take…

Why NOT to Buy Bottled Water

By: Robert DeAngelis Why not?  It’s convenient.   Why not?  Because by purchasing bottled water we’re being hoodwinked, and at significant environmental cost.  Do you remember the folktale The Emperor’s New Clothes?   An Emperor gets duped into thinking he’s purchased magnificent clothes, which are only invisible to those who are stupid or incompetent.    As a result of a great con…

Three Steps to Sustainable Home Heating

By: Bob DeAngelis Photo credit: HeatSmart Westchester For much of history, we have burned things to heat our homes:  wood, oil and gas.  Now we know that burning fossil fuels contributes significantly to global warming as well as creating other forms of pollution.  So what option do we have? If I were building a new home, I would choose a…

Stepping Towards a Better Environment

By: Robert DeAngelis Let’s make the world a cleaner, safer and healthier place. Like Michael Jackson said many years ago, we need to look at the “man in the mirror.” Why blame someone else, or wait for others to drive change? If each of us steps up to our individual responsibility, we can collectively make a big difference, starting today….

Close Bitnami banner
Bitnami