Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 7:00pm
The recent snow storms have dramatically reminded us of how dependent our modern lives are on energy: for heating, cooking, household water, light, the plethora of machines including telephones, computers and those that cleared the way so we could drive our big energy consuming vehicles to town!And even those of us using the woods around us and off the grid energy devices and our own body’s energy to
split and carry the firewood, are reminded.This snow is truly a beautiful reminder to be grateful for all of the energy we usually have available to us.
The sources of much of this energy—the bodies of plants and animals that lived and died eons ago—is now fossil fuels.But the contemporary volume of fossil fuels being burned is a major contributor to the emission of carbon dioxide that is the major cause of global climate disruption and warming.One answer to global warming is to replace and retrofit the current technologies that use fossil fuels with different ones that have comparable or better performance, but do not emit or emit much less carbon dioxide.These include wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and other sources.Some folks in Trinity—especially those living off the grid—already use alternative technologies.Here in Hayfork we have an expert on them. He has made his business energy, especially electricity both on and off the grid.He is Don Mulvey, and his business is Mulvey’s Electric Alternative Energy Inc.
Don will be presenting a ‘cornucopia’ of Energy Alternatives, including how to connect your alternative energy system to the grid.The Oxford Dictionary defines alternative energy as “energy fueled in ways that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment.”Good reasons to learn about and utilize alternative energy sources is not only for those who live beyond the grid, but also to help prevent and lessen global climate disruption; to provide adequately for the energy needs of a growing world-wide population; and to prepare for the on-going depletion of fossil fuels.
Lets give thanks to the folks in Trinity who worked at all hours, enduring the harsh weather conditions to get Trinity’s electric systems and roads functioning during and after the big snowstorms.
Do invite family, friends and anyone you think would be interested to this free, informative and timely presentation.
Northern Delights Hayfork, CA