Feb 17, 2017

Are U Contributing to YOUR STATE Using Too Much Water?

Ever thought about If Your State Uses More Water than Other States?

Which state do you think uses the most water? North Carolina? Texas? New York? We here's a good synopsis of which and what states do according to water usage. Water consumption, water quality, (Flint, Michigan water crisis that's been going on since 2014 and they still do not have clean drinking water - simply ridiculous - but that's another blog for a different day) and the supply of water are now going to be hot topics with a new President in office. Is he concerned as previous presidents? With all of these terrible conditions going on that seems to be easily solved or prevented - water availability is important to everyone (now)... as it should always had been. Here is a visual presentation of the information. You can judge for yourself where to go from there if you're in these state(s).  


As you can clearly see, the blue bubbles are the largest in California and Texas. Of course there's other states that have large consumption numbers (Florida, Illinois, and Michigan) but the main ones are for California and Texas which doesn't surprise me much for two reasons- they are highly populated areas and large amounts of area in comparison to other states they are the two larger states. On a side note: California is one of the advancing states that are said to be more "eco-friendly" and or "water conserving" Must be due to the drought and them realizing the VALUE of water. 

What surprised me is the water consumption being large in North Carolina - specifically Mecklengburg county which is Charlotte, NC. Being someone from North Carolina, I am surprised Charlotte
is even using as much water as they stated. Though to be on the opposite side, Charlotte is a growing city and a city that most people travel to that surrounding cities talk about. I think Charlotte being a growing city they are not as "water conscious" as other cities. Though this is an important topic for any city and any state, I think its important for growing cities to introduce and speak about the topic when people are dispersing in the new city. Something like a intro-package when someone moves into a new apartment or home sponsored by the city. But again, some things are hopeful thoughts...

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So are you ready to start thinking about saving water? It seriously takes simple steps, from changing the water faucet or replacing the toilet to use less water - simple changes can be made slowly and surely for the betterment of yourself and the world. We're going to always be here... Conserv-A-Store! 

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Feb 15, 2017

Clean Energy Investment (Part 2)


Diving right into it....

Let me give you a quick update from part one: 

Thanks to the Bloomberg New Energy Finance website, we came across some interesting news; something we've known about for years but not much has been done to bring it to life in the "mainstream" media. Well they have created a report complied a "...database of more than 100,000 deal and project records collected and maintained by over 100 analysts and researchers based in 15 locations worldwide" The main purpose and goal of this is to be able to track the transactions made by leading industry tycoons and be able to regurgitate that information as a trend once it emerges as such.

Moving forward, as we wish everyone has a forward moving and positive mind set about clean energy......

Whats in store for 2017 you wonder? Well Bloomberg pointed out that with the winning of the tempestuous Trump in the White House, the issue may not get the light or attention it needs since he's been "said" to not believe in global warming and the effects on the environment natural gases and the above. Which I'm quite in agreement with them; Trump doesn't look like one to actually care and tackle the issue head on. Further more, the Brexit the next European elections in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic most people have confidence in their elected choice that's better for the environment but like America the other one will probably win and leave us on the edge of our seat waiting and wandering. What's the best plan of action: Plan for the worst to come.

Globally, the interest rates are looking to jump sky high in 2017. Very low central bank rates are probably more than likely ending soon. Borrowing cost will rise and keep rising jeopardizing the competitiveness of renewable energy not being cost-efficient any longer. Why change and pay more than stay where you are and pay less- irregardless of global warming, we all know its about the green (money that is). 

The ship will still gladly sail. Damaged and with holes all over the ship: she still will sail. 

There's new rules to the game that Bloomberg goes into detail about like base-cost renewable power and leveling the cost out for all but the battle is no where near over. Looking ahead 2017 is predicted to be another record breaking year in the influx of renewable energy but it takes a lot of man power, money, and open-mindedness to pledge to make the change. 

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Feb 4, 2017

Clean Energy Investment (Part 1)

The Clean Energy Investment and What to Look For:

Alright so let's get down to business, a business that everyone needs or has been talking about: Clean Energy. Do you know what clean energy is or how it impacts you? Well here we go, let's dive in...

Thanks to the Bloomberg New Energy Finance website, we came across some interesting news; something we've known about for years but not much has been done to bring it to life in the "mainstream" media. Well they have created a report complied a "...database of more than 100,000 deal and project records collected and maintained by over 100 analysts and researchers based in 15 locations worldwide" 

The main purpose and goal of this is to be able to track the transactions made by leading industry tycoons and be able to regurgitate that information as a trend once it emerges as such.

When we're talking about clean energy, we mean when a large brand takes steps to make their business or factories more energy efficient using solar energy, wind energy, energy smart technology or others than fall into saving energy. 

For example, last year 2016, companies invested in solar and wind energy equally and energy smart technology the least. Sadly in total in 2015 there were 348.5 billion dollars worth of investments compared to 2016 which only showed 287.5 billion dollars in investments. 
So either more companies were interested in doing in 2015 than 2016 or the issue isn't a issue any longer for most companies to care to convert over. Bloomberg states that the cost of investing in clean energy isn't as expensive as it was in the previous years; I guess it's because more and more people are learning that it doesn't take a genius to use the wind or sun as a source of energy (it's been around for years guys). Many people know how it's the converting to stop using the negative gases or energy that people want it now instead of saving for later. I think since they stated China and Japan didn't spend nearly quite as much as of in 2016 is because they have ALREADY BEEN DOING IT so why would they need to continually invest in something they've been doing for years now. We've done damage for years and years and now America is trying to catch up and change things since it's getting worst by the minute. Had we pay attention to this in 2006, ten years ago maybe the billions of dollars now being spent wouldn't be so drastic. Luckily now that the money is being spent in the right places on renewable, solar, and wind energy we can actually have something to look forward to in the years to come. The wave is catching on and capturing the eyes of the right people and companies.  




Check our next blog for part 2....







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Feb 2, 2017

More on the Circular Economy.....

How the Ellen MacArthur Foundation defines it:

A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles.
The video below explains and gives you an easy idea of what we mean by restorative and regenerative products.  
  







(Watch the video for an interesting spin on the information we are talking about in this blog...)


"There's a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. 'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works - designing products that can be 'made to be made again' and powering the system with renewable energy. It questions whether with creativity and innovation we can build a restorative economy."

Companies have to begin to think of everything as an asset to their company and the relationship they have with the consumer as not a one time buy, but giving a consumer a product that can last a lifetime and another lifetime. This process cannot be achieved over night. Granted, it will take some time and money before it's a real thing but like I've always said I rather spend more upfront to have something last me for a long time in the future. I think we all can agree with that. 

So now that you have a review of all the good stuff; we'd like to talk more about the EMF. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works in Education & Training, Business & Government, Insight & Analysis, and Communications to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. They have been around since 2006 making slow progressively fundamental steps to the growth of the circular economy. December of last year they even got Wal-Mart (one of the biggest corporations in America) to sign on for the Circular Economy Initiative. Yes, "WallyWorld" will be a part of this. Just imagine how huge this will be a couple of years to come where waste is no longer a term we use for things that are perfectly recyclable and reused. No wasted anything. Imagine that!

I mean we could go on and on about this but of course we want you to read it for yourself and see what you think. Head over to their page and comment to us what you think about all of this... 

https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/

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    Jan 12, 2017

    Circular Economy and The Next Big Thing to become a Billionaire

    Circular Economy: 

    what does it mean and how can it impact the world we live in


    Why hasn't this been a thing all along I ask? Out of natural common sense with all the waste one household creates; with all the plastic piling up in the ocean and rivers killing animals; and more importantly the "over crowding" of streets and neighborhood - I feel this is a thing that should of been adopted and enforced a long time ago when the production of waste and materials were going through their "boom".... But hey! I'm just a bottom dweller on the  food chain so who's going to listen to me?

    Having a circular economy means eliminating the concept of waste and realizing everything has a value. In short, quick, and simple terms: RECYCLE! Any and everything does have some capacity to be recycled and reused - anything that is and truth be told that these big corporations and companies know... it can save money and reduce waste. Instead of making landfills into trash mountains you can reuse and reuse and reuse something that took 5 dollars to make and it save you 30 extra dollars you would have spent in replacing that same 5 dollar item six different times you re-purchased it (small scale ratio but expand that into multi-million dollar things - get it? got it? good!) We can move the idea into effectiveness and out of efficiency that we have based everything on - quicker simple the better (NO NO NO) something a little work and effort can make a big difference (sounds like a quote that someone great said- but it's true!

    If we center every business around this idea and get people, businesses and consumers to accept this idea - by 2030 it is a 4.5 trillion reward! Now tell me you don't want a piece of that pie! Of course we have to change the way we think and everybody stop being so driven by profits and gains but I think these companies that pollute the air and then have to send trillions to fix oil spills can spend that same trillion and turn it into something that is actually good for all invested. 

    From the book "Waste to Wealth" by Accenture; "...the transition to a circular economy may be the biggest revolution and opportunity for how we organize production and consumption in our global economy in 250 years. Powered by advances in digital, it represents a huge opportunity for companies to create a circular advantage." My interest is peaked to read more about this topic and find our two things - how can it be done and how can I get in?

    The never ending circulatory cycle can help a "product" or "item" have an everlasting life. Reuse and reuse and reuse. Why continue to waste and add to landfills and add to deaths of sea animals. We should have been doing something about the wastefulness of America and Americans ideals a long time ago...

    Things will not and cannot be done unless we do this as a team and do it all together because they all go hand in hand. One place cannot be successful without the other helping the process along. This is great for everyone involved. Can't we see this a mile away or are we truly that blind?


    The 5 business models that Accenture suggest on how to change: 

    1. Circular Supply Chain - if a company needs products that are hard to find or destructive to the environment they have to pay a much higher price to get it and to use it. Products used should be renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. It forces them to think about what they use and the life it lives long after it have left the production line. MAKE THEM ACCOUNTABLE!

    2. Recovery and Recycling - have existing companies that know how to recycle and reuse the products that are needed to be re-made in some shape or form to live another life. 

    3. Product-Life Extension - Just because something is old or outdated as marketing and advertising on TV leads you to believe; it's not true. Your item or product may work just fine. You will stopped being hoaxed into the "new and improved" instead "how can we fix it and give it new life" Relationships and refurbishments will be the business. 

    4. Sharing Platform - 80% of things in your home are not used often - maybe once a month. Think about your items on a sharing platform - something like Uber- micro-entrepreneurs and renters can use what you have and return it; a new way to reuse, use to fullest capability, and save money- on a much larger scale

    5. Product as a Service - Make retailers and manufactures bore the price of ownership! That would be something right? performance will outlive volume. companies will create new opportunities to build relationships with their consumers to keep them treating the product "nicely" You agree?

    Things like this are possible. It's not just an idea anymore. Start-ups are running the world and making it a new place to thrive in. People are making use of what they have and how to save it without spending a breaking the bank to get what you need and what you want. It's not such a far fetch idea that it cannot be. Look at Uber. It's now a household name that we are coming more familiar with day in and day out. It's possible- Would you agree?

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