Friday, February 6, 2009

wood stoves & office equipment

-- Quote of the Day --

“…New wood stove technology uses a secondary combustion system that burns off unused fuel, this is the secret. Old air tight stoves sat there and smoldered away and mostly the fuel would go up the chimney and if you were unlucky it would condense into creosote in the chimney and cause all sorts of issues from there. …So new stove technology means that you will use much less fuel, getting more BTUs out of each piece of wood …and polluting less. …Get your firewood in the spring, or the year before, let it dry over the summer - and don’t dampen those stoves down. …Get a thermometer, which will show you a range of temperatures you should be keeping your flue gas at in order to avoid creating creosote and pollution. ”
~ John Vere 11/20/08

This quote was taken from an interview on Conscious Discussions talk radio with John Vere, an environmental advocate, who explained how to burn wood as a fuel for winter heat more efficiently. Learn how to reduce emissions, burn wood efficiently, how to store and cure wood, the best woods to burn and more - simply click on they hyper-linked show title here, or look to the right of this page for a link to the show. Look for the archived interview on the right side of the Conscious Discussions - John's interview aired on Nov. 20, 2008.

-- Did You Know?? --

Did you know that it takes about a gallon of oil to make a new toner cartridge? Solid Ink printers are cartridge-free - no cartridge, no oil required! I just learned of this recently from one of my twitter-friends and was quite surprised that the daily operation of our office equipment plays a role on our dependence on fossil fuels! This is definitely something all of us should keep in mind when upgrading office equipment in the future.

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