Green Solar People
James Cameron's vision of GREEN PEOPLE in the movie Avatar demonstrates the benefits of living in harmony with nature and staying connected with the sun.
Avatar is about human invaders
bent on destroying paradise with military forces commissioned by the stockholders to stop at nothing to secure profits by
obtaining Un-obtanium. Six-legged
rhinos and flying lizards may sound like science fiction but corporations that
remove indigenous people by destroying their home is real. Across the world people are
fighting to save their homes from corporate exploitation. Industrial loggers
have invaded Borneo. Forests were
destroyed and people were murdered for profit.
The Chevron Corporation is fighting a different kind of battle. Between 1964-1990 eighteen billion gallons of toxic oil were dumped inside Ecuador's rain forest and now Chevron is denying responsibility for the damage. This tragedy alone has an estimated damage 30 times that of the Exxon-Valdez spill. Companies, to big to fail, that act with impunity, must be stopped. We don’t have to travel across the galaxy to connect the dots; it’s happening right here on planet Earth, HOWEVER we also don’t have to allow the invasion to continue. Basic Human Needs (BHNs) are at least as important as the Gross National Product (GNP).
The alien world of Pandora may sound like a futuristic paradise, but the wonders of Avatar are with us today in our own backyards. If you are a green person it's time to take a stand. The Na’vis put an end to their invasion and we can too. Be a GREEN SOLAR PERSON and help us take back Pandora.
Hope to eventually see all you green people or blue-green people on this list..
James Cameron Although he had the best technology and the best artists working on his film, he kept realizing that nature offered up the best ideas. "Every time we came up with a great idea, nature had beat us," said Cameron. "Nature is better than the best visual artist on the planet."
Known for his research on global warming and his academy award winning
movie "An Inconvenient Truth". Did You ever wonder what the world would
be like if he had been our 43rd president?
Ed Bagley As an environmentalist and activist Ed is not waiting around for the government to take action. Ed is an actor but he is also a good lawyer who has a sense of social obligation. He is now working to make photovoltaic technology affordable for everyone..
Obama Finally a president who is not only intelligent but also a president
who is ethical enough to make the bold leadership decisions needed to help
society live in harmony with the world around them.
Leonardo Dicaprio "We're going to take a devastated community and help transform it as a prototype for the future…At the end of the day, we're all going to have to change the way we live, the way we burn and use fuel. ... We're trying to show the country and the world by example, town by town by town, how we can change the way we live and fight global warming."
Buckminster Fuller "Does humanity have a chance to survive lastingly and successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how?" Considering himself an average individual without special monetary means or academic degree, Bucky chose to devote his life to solving this survival issue.
Jimmy Carter established the Department of Energy upon becoming president and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, but he is best known as a key figure in the Habitat for Humanity project and the Solar Bank Bill that was voted down when Reagan took office.
Steve Spence is a the perhaps the greenest person in the Universe. He is actually greener than Al Gore. Steve has a background in electronics but his passion revolves around green networking. He is what you might call a green networking engineer with an insatiable desire to transform our world back into the Pandora it was meant to be... I'm talking about more than PV systems and solar heating systems and windmills. Steve is also into organic gardening, composting, bio fuels and even some very cool no energy clothes dryers. Cost effective green living for everyone is what Steve is all about.
Gary Reysa A Renaissance man with plans, tools and information about about renewable energy. Everything from changing a light bulb to building a solar home.
Nick Pine is an electrical engineer from Villanova University devoted to the development of cost effective PV solar applications. If you're trying to decide if a renewable application is worth the investment ask Nick and he'll help you with the calculations. Nick just received his certification as a Building Performance Inspector in Pennsylvania and he is ready to help you.
Harry E Thomason was a pioneering architectural engineer from North Carolina who came up with a revolutionary low cost method of using the entire surface area of a roof to harvest the sun's energy. Nick has some first hand information about Harry's invention so I'll let him tell you the story.
Thomas Alva Edison believed that using solar power made more sense than consuming non renewable resources to stay warm and generate power. Edison is best known for his invention of the light bulb and the phonograph and the carbon telephone and the kinescope. His early research in the development of the light bulb led to the development of the evacuated tube that laid the groundwork for the development of the transistor upon which today's electronic world is based.
Richard Heiliger is so green that he become invisible while standing in front of a pine tree. Richard is an accomplished woodworker, a genius when in comes to electronic applications and a hands on inventor when it comes to collecting heat from the sun.
Douglas Kalmer deigned and built his own earth sheltered solar home. He strives to be as energy independent as possible, grow his own food and leave no carbon footprint. Doug is an inspiration to the green people he's helping... everything from solar cookers, evacuated tubes and passive solar heating to just living in harmony with nature.
Carroll Hampleman does it all with mirrors. He concentrate the sun's heat with parabolic troughs and uses wiper motors from a local auto salvage to track the movement of the sun.
Scott Davis is the founder of the "Simply Solar" yahoo group. This group is about brainstorming and sharing ways to implement solar heating systems for average homeowner. Scott says "Hot air and water systems are the easiest so they naturally get the most focus, but discussion of PV solar electric systems is fine too. Be sure to visit Scott and his band of merry men, by clicking on his picture.
Jussta is what you might call an Earth Empath. She not only knows what's going on, but she feels it as well. Jussta says: "if you think the 60's were freaky you ain't seen nothing yet." ... Enough is enough! it's time to move forward, onward, upward, inward. Know who you are, acknowledge your essence and you will realize we are all one!"
Thinking globally and acting locally and translating ideas into practical applications that use more sustainable energy and less non-renewable resources is what George Plak is all about. Check out his home made mini solar farm.
Tap water, electricity and heating are staples of modern convenience. BUT all these things and more are available in places far from crowded cities... For this reason a small but growing number of Americans have ditched the comfort and convenience of their utilities and chosen instead to live off the grid unconnected to gas, water, phone and power networks, They grow or hunt on the land. In 2009 a documentary filmmaker Nick Rosen traveled around the United States visiting these unplugged Americans to find out what it means to live an off-the-grid life.
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