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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Creating Self-Sufficient Communities Food Production Energy Efficiency and Resilient Neighborhoods



Off-grid Neighborhoods with renewable energy capabilities, water management and waste-to-resource systems generating surplus energy, water and food that enable self-reliant and resilient neighborhoods in your community.
Self-sufficient Neighborhoods with indoor vegetable, outdoor seasonal gardens and high-tech vertical farms, composted household waste generate their own energy from using a mixture of geothermal, solar, solar thermal, wind, and biomass distributed by a smart grid as well as a biogas plant will turn any non-compostable household waste into power and water.
Integrated Neighborhoods with High-yield Organic Food Production
Advanced Methods for Growing Food such as aquaponics, permaculture, food forests, and high-yield organic farming, grow more food with 90% less water. Organic food from vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, fish, eggs and chicken year round long as supplementing seasonal gardens fertilized by livestock waste.
Combined Heat and Power involves the recovery of otherwise-wasted thermal energy to produce useful thermal energy or electricity, configured either as a topping or bottoming cycle. It is a form of distributed generation, which is located at or near the energy-consuming facility, whereas conventional generation takes place in large centrally-located power plants. CHP’s inherent higher efficiency and elimination of transmission and distribution losses from the central power plant results in reduced primary energy use and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
CHP can be utilized in a variety of applications that have significant electric and thermal loads. Eighty-eight percent of existing CHP capacity is found in industrial applications, providing electricity and steam to energy-intensive industries such as chemicals, paper, refining, food processing, and metals manufacturing. CHP in commercial and institutional applications is currently 12 percent of existing capacity, providing electricity, steam, and hot water to hospitals, schools, university campuses, hotels, nursing homes, office buildings and apartment complexes.
Benefits to Your Community CHP reduces emissions of GHGs and other air pollutants by as much as 40 percent or more. It consumes essentially zero water resources in generating electricity and offers a low-cost approach to adding new electricity generation capacity. On-site electric generation reduces grid congestion and improves the reliability of the electricity distribution system and defers the need for investments in new central generating plants, transmission and distribution infrastructure, helping to minimize increases in electricity costs.
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Monday, June 27, 2016

American City and Country Destinations



East to West Southern City Breaks Texas Trails River Towns Rockies Pacific Coast and Route 66
Pennsylvania Kentucky Minnesota South Dakota and Seattle
Bucks County is one of the three original counties created by William Penn in 1682. Pennsbury Manor stands on the point of land formed by the Delaware River between Morrisville and Bristol. Painstaking research went into restoring the prim-fronted, three-storied, brick manor-house, rebuilt on the original foundations. Read More
Lehigh Valley Allentown was a rural village founded in 1762 by William Allen, Chief Justice of Colonial Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. By 1829 Allentown expanded from a small Pennsylvania Dutch village of farmers and tradesmen to a center of commerce. With the opening of the Lehigh Canal, many canal workers made their homes here. Read More
The Lehigh Valley Gave Birth to America’s Industrial Revolution
New Orleans Mobile Savannah Charleston Ashville and Charlotte
Mobile Alabama is located at the head of Mobile Bay and the Central Gulf Coast. Mobile was founded by the French in 1702. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, Britain and Spain; it became a part of the United States of America in 1813. Read More
Savannah was founded in 1733 on the Savannah River, it became the colonial capital and later the first state capital of Georgia. Its port was of strategic importance during both the American Revolution and the Civil War. Read More
Minnesota Illinois Memphis Mississippi and New Orleans
Minnesota means clear blue water from the Dakota language. Nearly 60 percent of the population lives in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the center of transportation, business, industry, education, government and an internationally renowned arts community. The remainder of the Land of 10,000 Lakes consists of western prairies, forests in the southeast and mining, forestry, and recreation in the North Woods. Read More
Illinois River Towns Scenic Vistas Tranquil Landscapes Historic Sites and Recreational Opportunities
The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway runs along the banks and bluffs of the Mississippi River, through quaint river towns and urban cities as it hugs the western border of Illinois for 550 miles. Experience an Illinois winery, brewery, farm, u-pick, or local farm to table restaurant.
Logistics Locations Costs Time and Personalized Travel Solutions
All Inclusive from US$ 149/person/day for groups consisting of 4 up to 20 persons: accommodations in double occupancy, sightseeing, transfers, meals and taxes. Minimum Itinerary: 7 nights/8 days.
Does not include tips and international air travel, where applicable.
Houston Austin San Antonio Dallas Grapevine Fort Worth Guthrie
Houston is the largest city in Texas and the US South as well as America's fourth-largest. A cosmopolitan destination and home to an energetic arts community, Houston was founded in 1836 near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and commander at the Battle of San Jacinto, 25 miles - 40 km - east of where the city was established. Read More
Austin, on the eastern edge of Texas Hill Country, is the state capital, the live music capital of the world, a center for film, home to the University of Texas and Formula 1's Circuit of the Americas raceway. The city’ parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming, boating and other outdoor pursuits as well as a ballet, world-class museums and a unique shopping experience. Read More
Illinois Missouri Oklahoma Kansas Texas New Mexico Arizona California
U.S. Route 66 also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America and the Mother Road, was one of the original highways in the United States. Established on November 11, 1926, it became one of the most famous roads in America, running from Chicago to Santa Monica California and covering 2448 miles – 3940 Km.
This Road served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and was instrumental in the growth of the communities through which it passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due its growing popularity.
Montana South Dakota Wyoming Utah and Colorado
Western History and Culture Montana has many unique guest ranches of different types: dude, working, or luxury resort ranches that offer a diverse array of activities from horseback riding to fly fishing, spa treatments to gourmet meals, hiking to rafting. Read More
Rapid City is centrally located to visit the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park and the Badlands. The historic downtown with notable buildings such as the 1914 First National Bank building at 7th and Main. Across the street you will find the 1911 Lions Head Fountain, which was once a watering station for horses. The West Historical District is residential in character; portions of 18 blocks contain examples of the city's finest late 19th century and early 20th century structures. Read More
Phoenix Palm Springs Los Angeles Sacramento Sonoma and Oregon
Phoenix is the cosmopolitan heart of Arizona, the soul of the American Southwest and where you will find sports venues, live music, rooftop lounges, museums, theaters and art galleries.
Downtown and its Cityscape two block entertainment district is also home to the Phoenix Convention Center and Arizona State University’s downtown campus; all served by one of the newest light rail systems in the nation. Read More
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