Hi my name is Robert Moses and I am apart of the business group at Growing Green. We have recently been doing research on how to help address global warming through green technology. The things we have today we still want them but need to find ways to produce them that don't hurt the environment as much. One of these products is the Nissan Leaf. The Nissan leaf is the first mass- produced full used battery electric car from Nissan. Driving a car like the Nissan leaf helps prevent pollution to the environment because it does not depend on gasoline which is derived from a non renewable resource. Also because it runs on electricity so we can use solar, wind , or hydro power to run them. The Nissan leaf is supposed to come out in 2011. The estimated price for it is around $32,780. I think that its expensive I definitely can't afford that but hopefully like cell phones or computers they will be more affordable as time goes on.
The Chevrolet Volt is also propelled by electricity and you can plug it into the wall or there is a special garage charger to recharge it. This is the first Chevrolet you can plug into the wall. The cost for the Volt is roughly around $41,000. Once again something that I can afford lol. The lithium ion battery pack costs by its self costs half the price of a new 2011 Chevy cruze car. I honestly think that people with money are going to be able to buy them but if they don't know about these type of cars then they won't buy them. It's up to the companies and people who know about these products to tell people about them and figure out ways to make it affordable for people who aren't rich. OK that's all I have for today Ill be back another day.
Hello Bloggers If you haven't read my Co-worker Abdi's blog here are some cool facts about Bill McKibben and ways to fight global warming. First off he organizes political actions on how you can help the climate crisis. Like you probably already read Bill has challenged the countries that pollute the most. Sadly enough America we, Yes we POLLUTE TO MUCH! But we are not alone in this crime. He has also challenged China and India too! He wants The Colleges and University's to participate in want he is calling "The Great Power Race"! Doesn't that sound fun? It's a great way to get our countries moving and our Governments focus on our survival. On his web Site you can put in your ideas on how we can STOP polluting. Here are a couple a ways you might already know but are important to DO!:
- Car pool
- try to STOP smoking
- Use PUBLIC transportation
- DON'T buy fruits or veggies that are sprayed with TOXIC chemicals AKA pesticides
- and last but definitely not the least PLANT trees, plants, flowers and crops, grow your own food!
Hi my name is Abdi Sheikh. Growing Green is excited about the Environmental Congress coming up in Nov. 13th and so we are researching the featured speaker Bill Mckibben. He is an environmentalist and a writer who wants to localize economies. He has been described as the world biggest green journalist and has published books such as The End of Nature,The Age of Missing Information,and a lot more .I read a letter talking about his action plan for this year.The action plan is about trying to solve the climate crisis, so he has challenged the United States, China, and India with A Great Power Race, where college and university campuses will compete to see who can come up with the most creative solutions to global warming. He said hopefully it will catch our governments attention to help decrease our impact on the environment.