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1387RE: [hreg] project ideas

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  • Claude Foster
    Jan 14, 2002
      Your list has been forwarded to one of the outstanding technical high
      schools in Houston for their consideration.

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Kim & Garth Travis [SMTP:gartht@...]
      > Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 3:16 PM
      > To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [hreg] project ideas
      > 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.
      > Kim
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