1387RE: [hreg] project ideas
- Jan 14, 2002Your list has been forwarded to one of the outstanding technical high
schools in Houston for their consideration.
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> From: Kim & Garth Travis [SMTP:gartht@...]
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> While it is interesting to look at the state of the art technology, to
> buy it is a rich man's world. I would love to see a high school course
> that teaches the basics of renewables. Things like the difference
> between thermal mass and insulation. Solar hot water, be it batch or
> panel style as a help mate to using fuel of some sort. How homes work
> and where most of the electricity [fuel] goes? How about solar cooking
> and how to fit it into a working person's life? Is using potable water
> to defecate in, environmentally responsible?
> It would be nice to be able to find the parts to build environmentally
> friendly systems, without having to hunt. It would be nice to see
> information available about the solutions that save the environment and
> money. Perhaps even discussions about questions like: Is it better for
> the environment to use bleach to clean a meat processing area, allowing
> chlorine to escape into the environment or is it better to use steam to
> disinfect, or does the source of the electricity for the steam, decide
> which is best?
> While I agree we need to do research to find alternatives, I think we
> need education, at this point more. Just my $.02 worth.
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