Sunday, February 8, 2009

It is easy to make a difference every single day :)

-- Quote of the Day --

“…If a person has a couple of hours and they would like to give back a little to your community, look in the yellow pages and you can find food banks… the local library is always looking for someone to help; women’s centers… …any organization would be absolutely thrilled and grateful to receive monetary support, but if somebody did want to donate their time, any organization in your area… or if you have some type of personal connection with a particular organization. The other day I drove by a food bank and saw a line of people out front and thought, maybe I’ll drop in and see if they need some help.”
~ Carol Denbow 09/04/08

So often when we think of how we, as an individual, could possibly have an impact in the world we forget that small, daily actions are the key. I chose this quote of the day to encourage our readers to think small - think of something you can do today that only takes a few minutes of your time that will improve your community in some way.

This quote was taken from an interview that aired on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show back on Sept, 4th - 2008. Simply click on the hyper-linked show title, or look to the right for a link to find this interview.

-- Eco-News --

Hokkaido Green Energy Data Center Research Group is constructing a fairly unique and environmentally sustainable data center in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. The group is planning to make use of Hokkaido's cool climate to contribute to a drastic reduction of electricity consumption. According to Japan for Sustainability newsletter “ 44 percent of a data center's electricity is typically consumed by air-conditioning systems needed to keep computer servers cool”. This new data center will be taking advantage of lower outside temperatures in winter and using snow/ice energy stocked during the winter to cool IT devices in the summer. It is also considering using the heat from the exhaust of data centers for other heating purposes in winter – This combination of energy saving technologies could increase their savings by 50%.



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