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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CBC News - Technology & Science - Garbage-to-biofuel plant launched in Edmonton

CBC News - Technology & Science - Garbage-to-biofuel plant launched in Edmonton

The city of Edmonton plans to build a plant that will convert household
 garbage to biofuel.The project is the first of its kind in the world, the city says.


To read more about this plan please click on the link above.You can
watch a one-minute video about this project by clicking on the following
link:
http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/garbage-to-biofuel-plant/16an8o90c

"By late 2011, once the plant is operational, 100,000 tonnes of garbage a year will be taken out of the landfill and turned into 36 million litres of ethanol."

"The biofuels facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking away from the roads 42,000 cars every year," said Roy Neehall, manager of the city's waste management branch.
 (source:http://sync.sympatico.ca/news/contentposting_cbc/garbage-to-biofuel_plant_launched_in_edmonton/f0990f58

With all the troubling news concerning the environmental impact of Alberta's
Oil Sands, it is nice to hear that the city managers of Edmonton have taken this
very positive step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions within our city!
The only troubling aspect of this situation to me is that a company in Montreal
has been given the go-ahead to build, own and operate this facility. Why doesn't
such a company exist in our province?

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed



Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia



A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed



Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama



Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -



Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.