The History Channel : Renewable Energy , Natural Environment Homes : Going Green Living – Solar Power , Wind , Biofuel & More : 2 Pack

In the young 21st Century, two realizations are dawning on the world’s population: we are hopelessly dependent on petroleum, which is only going to get more expensive; and global warming, caused mainly by our burning of fossil fuels, will impact civilization in ways that we’re only beginning to grasp. Stepping in to fight both of these massive problems are the rapidly evolving technologies that harness renewable energy. We will see how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. We’ll take an in-depth look at the most proven and reliable sources: solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power. From the experimental to the tried-and-true, renewable energy sources are overflowing with potential… just waiting to be exploited on a massive scale. And unlike fossil fuels, they’ll always be there. //Inspired by the popular home décor magazine, this episode of the A&E television series focuses on how the lines between the interiors and exteriors can sometimes be crossed or combined. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL shows that, if carried out correctly, there is no reason the inside of a home cannot be as lush and fragrant as the outside. First, there is a look inside the home of Seattle architect James Cutler. As a staunch environmentalist, Cutler designed his home using recycled wood and other natural products. The same concept was used in the home of designer Nick Berman, whose house was constructed using almost all natural materials. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL heads inside a water tower turned into an environmentally friendly home. There is also a discussion of some of the best natural products to accessorize a home, including bamboo flooring and art from famed environmental painter Dodd Holdsapple and natural sculptor Sally Trout.

The History Channel : Going Green 2 Pack : Renewable Energy , Enviromental Tech

Renewable Energy DVD

As fossil fuels become more scarce and expensive, there is greater emphasis on finding renewable resources.

?Which politicians are trying to spearhead renewable resource development and implementation?
?What can replace oil and other fossil fuels?
?See experimental and well-tested methods for harnessing renewable power.
Oil is becoming more expensive and more scarce. Its diminishing quantity affects millions on a personal and industrial level. Without oil and other fossil fuels many industries will shut down completely. What can be done?

Discover how air, water, and fire are being harnessed. See what is happening with solar, geothermal, and tidal power. From tried-and-true methods to those in the experimental stage, discover which ones may be utilized on a mass scale in the near future. Meet the scientists, politicians, and engineers that are at the forefront of research, development, and implementation. Learn what may be in store for the rest of the 21st Century.

Environmental Tech DVD

Green technologies are at the forefront of scientific research. They may tackle some of the most daunting challenges facing the world. See how scientists are attempting to deal with global warming, deforestation,

?See how algae is converted into fuel.
?What is carbon sequestration and bioremediation?
?Find out which “green” technologies are most likely to be used on a wide scale.
Carbon sequestration. Bioremediation. They are not just experimental processes. T
Hear from scientists and experts on their attempts solve global warming and deforestation. Learn what is being done to dispose of nuclear waste. Find out how we can supplement our diminishing natural resources. Experimental technologies like converting blue-green algaie into biofuel are discussed. See how natural environments are being used as engineering materials to prevent floods.

Solar Power for Sustainable Living: What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself Solar Route

Chapters in this book include: – What Exactly is solar Power and How Does it Work? – How to Figure Out if a Photovoltaic (PV) solar Energy System is Conducive for You – Get an Answer for 6 Questions! – DIY (Do It Yourself) PV solar System Installation – What You Ought To Know! – Where Can I Get FREE Help and Advice for DIY solar Panel Installation? – What Else Should I Keep in Mind Regarding DIY solar Panel Systems? – What is Residential solar Leasing About? – How are solar Roof Shingles (aka solar Tiles) Different from solar Panels? – How Do solar Pool Covers Work? NOTE: This book is written for those COMTEMPLATING getting a solar panel system if they don’t know enough about it yet. A good, basic understanding of what you need to know “before” diving into it is what you will learn in order to make an informed decision; especially if you are in the United States (or Canada). So if you are considering do it yourself solar panels for your home, or solar panel installation through a contractor, “Solar Power for Sustainable Living – What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself solar Route” is a great reference guide to make sure you’ve considered the most important avenues or prerequisites of getting into do-it-yourself solar panels before you get started and then realize that you should’ve considered these aspects first, which are very important in decision making. It is informative and detailed to give you a good understanding of how it all works and what’s really involved when it comes to obtaining a PV solar power system for sustainable living. Charts and illustrations are also included for easy reference. You’ll get information, terminology, advice, things you’d better be aware of or consider beforehand, education, valuable tips that’s going to literally help you, what exact items you’ll need to buy and what it cost, how to connect with other people doing the same thing that you are (which is huge), and much more. If you need to find out what the latest and up to date information is for what your state (in USA) is currently offering for rebates and incentives on using solar power for your home or office, there’s a reference conveniently provided for that. There’s also reference to a handy calculator that you can use to help estimate the size and cost of installing a PV system. For the US and CANADA, going by zip code, just in case you need to check out or prescreen solar contractors in your area to get an estimate or just to ask some questions, there’s a reference that provides that information as well. You’ll get surprise information that most people haven’t thought about before or are simply not aware of. “Solar Power for Sustainable Living – What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself solar Route” provides the kind of due diligence you need for sustainable living through a solar power system.

Solar Power for Sustainable Living (What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself Solar Route)

Chapters in this book include:

– What Exactly is solar Power and How Does it Work?
– How to Figure Out if a Photovoltaic (PV) solar Energy System is Conducive for You – Get an Answer for 6 Questions!
– DIY (Do It Yourself) PV solar System Installation – What You Ought To Know!
– Where Can I Get FREE Help and Advice for DIY solar Panel Installation?
– What Else Should I Keep in Mind Regarding DIY solar Panel Systems?
– What is Residential solar Leasing About?
– How are solar Roof Shingles (aka solar Tiles) Different from solar Panels?
– How Do solar Pool Covers Work?

NOTE: This book is written for those COMTEMPLATING getting a solar panel system if they don’t know enough about it yet. A good, basic understanding of what you need to know “before” diving into it is what you will learn in order to make an informed decision; especially if you are in the United States (or Canada).

So if you are considering do it yourself solar panels for your home, or solar panel installation through a contractor, “Solar Power for Sustainable Living – What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself solar Route” is a great reference guide to make sure you’ve considered the most important avenues or prerequisites of getting into do-it-yourself solar panels before you get started and then realize that you should’ve considered these aspects first, which are very important in decision making.

It is informative and detailed to give you a good understanding of how it all works and what’s really involved when it comes to obtaining a PV solar power system for sustainable living. Charts and illustrations are also included for easy reference.

You’ll get information, terminology, advice, things you’d better be aware of or consider beforehand, education, valuable tips that’s going to literally help you, what exact items you’ll need to buy and what it cost, how to connect with other people doing the same thing that you are (which is huge), and much more.

If you need to find out what the latest and up to date information is for what your state (in USA) is currently offering for rebates and incentives on using solar power for your home or office, there’s a reference conveniently provided for that.

There’s also reference to a handy calculator that you can use to help estimate the size and cost of installing a PV system.

For the US and CANADA, going by zip code, just in case you need to check out or prescreen solar contractors in your area to get an estimate or just to ask some questions, there’s a reference that provides that information as well.

You’ll get surprise information that most people haven’t thought about before or are simply not aware of. “Solar Power for Sustainable Living – What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself solar Route” provides the kind of due diligence you need for sustainable living through a solar power system.

Going Green, A Day on an Organic Farm

A city dweller documents a day on a self-sustainable organic farm. He’s compelled to learn what he can use for his own home, yard and garden. He discovers key facts about solar hot water, healthy trees, heirloom Native American crops, green architecture and organic gardening.
This transcript of the award winning DVD, Day on the Organic Farm contains over 60 pages of information on green architecture, how the Native Americans foraged for food, understanding your trees, composting, “planting by the sisters,” organic farming, year-round solar energy, bee keeping and organic cooking.
One day each year, people get together to learn about the land we live on. For the DVD, we taped one of the events. No over-the-top budgets, just real people talking about real stuff, such as:
1. About Organic: Organic refers to the way agricultural products—food and fiber—are grown and processed. Organic food production is based on a system of farming. Find out more.
2. Understanding Trees: Are you having problems trying to find a special tree in your yard?
3. solar Energy: FACTS about solar ENERGY usage, systems and cost, plus other interesting facts about solar energy and much more, all discussed here. solar energy advantage.
4. Foraging by Native Americans: Foraging for edible wild plants was how everyone on this planet ate in prehistoric “hunter/gatherer” days. Today, seeking out edible wild plants for food is attracting more and more attention from gourmet cooks, raw food enthusiasts and anyone who is choosing to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle. Find out why and how.
5. Composting: To gardeners, compost is considered “black gold” because of its many benefits in the garden. Compost is a great material for garden soil. Guide to Composting. How to make and use compost. Includes troubleshooting.
6. Planting by the Sisters: Native peoples from different parts of North America have used a wide range of agricultural techniques. Perhaps the best known is the mixed planting of corn, beans and squash, a trio often referred to as the “three sisters.” Cultivating these companions in your school garden, a small patch near the building, a barrel or even indoors can inspire studies of Native American customs, nutrition and folklore. As students dig in, investigations of plant growth and relationships will also flourish. In a three sisters planting, the three partners benefit one another. Corn provides support for beans. Beans, like other legumes, have bacteria living on their roots that help them absorb nitrogen from the air and convert it to a form that plants can use. (Corn, which requires a lot of nitrogen to grow, benefits most.) The large, prickly squash leaves shade the soil, preventing weed growth and deterring animal pests. The three sisters also complement each other nutritionally.
7. Organic Farming: Organic farming has become one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture.
8. Green Architecture: On the aesthetic side of green architecture or sustainable design is the philosophy of designing a building that is in harmony with the natural features of the location.
9. Organic Cooking: If you have any interest at all in organic cooking, if you want to eat healthier and do your part to help the environment, or if you are interested in growing your own organic foods then this DVD was made just for you.
All proceeds of from sales go to help the nonprofit group The Gifted Learning Project (theglp.org).

The History Channel : Renewable Energy , Planet Green : Bill Nye the Science Guy Teaches Kids About Going Green : Educational 2 Pack

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In the young 21st Century, two realizations are dawning on the world’s population: we are hopelessly dependent on petroleum, which is only going to get more expensive; and global warming, caused mainly by our burning of fossil fuels, will impact civilization in ways that we’re only beginning to grasp. Stepping in to fight both of these massive problems are the rapidly evolving technologies that harness renewable energy. We will see how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. We’ll take an in-depth look at the most proven and reliable sources: solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power. From the experimental to the tried-and-true, renewable energy sources are overflowing with potential… just waiting to be exploited on a massive scale. And unlike fossil fuels, they’ll always be there. // Bill Nye: SAVE SOME GREEN while greening your home: 6 Episodes on 1 DVD
Let s face it, we all have stuff. Whether it s necessary or needless, our random accumulations have environmental and personal consequences. America s favorite Science Guy, Bill Nye, takes a closer look at the ramifications of the products peppering our everyday lives, from the foods we eat to the clothes we wear and even our choice in toothpaste. Nye goes into our bathrooms, attics, basements, garages and backyards to snoop in our stuff and show us the far-reaching effects our actions have on the rest of the planet. With easy-to-follow science, lighthearted demonstrations and expert interviews, Nye helps viewers get a grip on big topics and presents simple solutions to make our everyday lives greener. Find out how your bed harms polar bears and if your backyard grill is affecting gorillas. Yes, all of our stuff is examined – and every piece lives a secret double life.