Celebrating its 3rd year, Seattle Green Festival is an energetic weekend of eco-innovations and hands-on demonstrations focusing on putting green into daily routines. Held June 5 – 6, at the Washington State Convention Center, the festival will feature 175 speakers, 300 “screened for green” businesses, workshops, eco-fashion show, and great kids’ activities.
Do you see the sun? It's out there right now. Everyday. It comes up. It goes down. And in the middle it gives off enough energy in one minute to power the earth for an entire year. All we need to do is figure out how to harness that energy.
Enter solar power...
Solar Power has been around for decades but until recently was unable to compete with the fossil fuels as a viable, affordable option for the general public.
Food vs. Fuel
Does biodiesel production and use REALLY affect our food supply? What concerns are valid, and what lobbies are exploiting this subject? Were the high commodity prices in 2008 due to their use in biofuel production, or speculators manipulating the market? Soy is grown for cattle feed, and the oil is a byproduct. So isn’t using it for biodiesel environmentally sound?
Biodiesel Use in Aviation
Boeing is doing research and performing tests of biodiesel use in aviation. The Department of Defense is also doing research and performing tests in aviation use of biodiesel. What is the status and when can we expect to have our flight to New York fueled with biodiesel?
Want to brew your own biodiesel at home? Is it safe? What do you need? What about byproducts of the process? Where can I learn how to do it? Where do I get waste vegetable oil? What are the basics of biodiesel?