The Awakening

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2016 was the second celebration of the Awakening, the communication with the Elements and Universe allowed by Fungi. The first one for me in 2010 was not as successful as in 2016 because the communication conduits were harder to amass the required connections. This year I achieved all my goals. Next, I’ll teach others. The first life on Earth was …

Sand Battery

Sand Batteries May Be an Energy Saver

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By Mark S. Kuhar, Editor of ROCK PRODUCTS Magazine A town in Finland is using sand sand batteries to provide home heating during winter. Sand batterie, you say? Tens of thousands of cubic meters of sand are heated from the generation of electricity with solar panels or wind turbines. Packed tightly in insulated silos, the sand can retain this heat …


Aptera Progress Webinar — June 2022

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On the heels of several notable supply chain agreements, a new round of fundraising, and a goal of ramping to full scale production in 2023, we’ll be hosting a live webinar and Q&A session on Tuesday, June 14th at 9:00am PT. Our Co-CEOs Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro will share details on our supply chain development, production ramp, and solar …

Bunge Residence LEED Certified Home in Cincinnati

What Do Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, IM Pei, Zaha Hadid and Annabelle Selldorf have in common with a Cincinnati LEED Platinum home?

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They were all influencers to the owners, Janet and Joe Bunge, whose design incorporates the aesthetics of all of these modernists. Janet took the lead on the project and through frequent meetings with the architect Mike Wentz and the design team at Aubrie Welsh Interiors, the home came to life. Blurring the lines between inside and outside is a major …


Bunge Residence Virtual Tour

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LEED Platinum, New Construction, Residence in Hyde Park, Cincinnati, OH WHAT: LEED Platinum, Bunge Residence WHERE: Virtual Tour of Hyde Park Residence WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 30, 2022; 11 am to Noon, photos link to registration page Modern massing is paired with natural materials to create a home that balances clean lines and open spaces with traditional materials. While the house is quite modern in appearance, …


Fostering Behavior Change Minute: Using Email to Change Behavior

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From Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Ph.D., Nancy Artz and Peter Cooke have utilized the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) email system to foster the adoption of sustainable behaviors by DEP staff.* Emails were sent to 420 employees encouraging their engagement in four household behaviors: 1) checking tire pressure, 2) installing high-efficiency light bulbs, 3) checking the efficiency of their refrigerator, and …


SonLight Power Installs Solar Array at Community Center & Church in Rural Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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This just in from Mark Fisher via Facebook, “4 years ago I passed the hat around, asking for some help to fund a solar project (via SonLight Power) in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria devastated the island. Almost a hundred of you chipped in and got the ball rolling, but there was a few set backs and just when we …