Net Zero housing has become increasingly more affordable for home owners. Check out this gallery to see a few examples of what it looks like to truly “go green” at home.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
At ReVenture we are always talking about dreaming big and going big. Our heroes are the likes of Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk. We look to work with and invest in people and companies that are going for it and changing the world. Normally our blog will be focused on the latest and best ideas in residential and commercial green tech. However, every once in a while an idea or business comes along that changes the conversation and pushes the envelope in our industry, and unless you were on a remote pacific island or under a rock the last few weeks, you probably heard something about Solar Roadways. This brave and determined company based in Northern Idaho believes that they have the technology and the system to replace the nation’s roadways with energy producing solar. Impossible you say? Yet another entrepreneurial pipe dream? Well many others told them those very things along the way. Yet today they are sitting on a working prototype, two federal highway research grants, and a wildly successful Indiegogo campaign that started out with a goal of raising 1 million and ended up shattering site records on the way to 2.2 million raised.
This has caused a flurry of media interest, and has also brought out the naysayers alongside the usual fossil fuel blogosphere spin about astronomical costs and infeasibility. Many have gone so far as to make claims of it costing tens of trillions without having a shred of data to back that up since the cost per panel is not even finalized and known by the company itself. (They should have that data by the end of this Summer)
What would this roadway do if it just replaced our federal interstate highway system and nothing else? It would produce three times the necessary electricity to power our nation, it would route all precipitation runoff to collection centers for purification and it would bring all power and data cables below ground. Each panel is heated, thus preventing snow and ice buildup and would make snow removal and equipment obsolete. In addition, each panel is infused with LED lights that can be configured to warn motorists of any upcoming obstruction and dangers. This is just a sample of the benefits and cost savings that this technology could provide. Scott & Juile Bursaw, owners of Solar Roadways, have not only been awarded two Federal Highway research grants, but they were also invited to the White House for the prestigious Makers Faire a few weeks ago.
On August 20th we will present a Google Hangout focusing on many new Green Tech companies and Solar Roadways will certainly be one of them. See you on August 20th!!
On July 23rd at 8pm EST, ReVenture Media will present the next in the Google Hangout Series centered on science, health, the environment and climate change. The topic for this 90 minute presentation and discussion will be the state of the climate movement. There will be nine scientist and activist panelists from around the Globe. The focus will center on current successes and achievements and what will be going on between now and the Climate March/ U.N. Climate talks taking place in New York City this September.
Future Hangouts include an exciting night on August 6th with a few big names in Climate Policy, and then on August 20th we will have a two hour special that will shine the spotlight on some promising start-up companies in the Green technology sector. You can get updates and watch the broadcasts live at http://www.reventuremedia.com
You will want to set up a personal Google+ page if you do not have one already, and add ReVenture Media to your circles.
Google Hangouts are an amazing way to present information and have live discussions. Many marketers and businesses are choosing to go with Hangouts over the traditional voice or video blog, as it allows far more interaction with your audience, is broadcast live and is recorded. We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!
What binds us together across our differences in religion or politics or economic theory is that when each one of us is cut, our blood flows red. Mine does and yours does too. Those who would try to appropriate God or family or country for their own narrow ends, who believe that religious faith is the property of one particular ideology, forget the width of God’s embrace, the healing power of a family’s arms, and the generosity of this country’s vision. God, family, and the nation belong to us all. And they belong to us all because of all that we share as human beings-the wonder that we experience when we look at the night sky; the gratitude that we know when we feel the heat of the sun; the sense of humor in the face of the unbearable and the persistence of suffering. And one more thing; The capacity to reach across our differences to offer a hand of healing
~Edward M. Kennedy
If you missed our special presentation, live one on one, Hangout with Dr. Carol George, you can find it here.