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Welcome back to my blog. I haven’t posted since the end of April, and, oh, how I missed posting and reading  comments and e-mails from my readers.  I was away to be with my dear Aunt Rose who became very ill and subsequently passed on at 94 years “young.”  I took some time off afterward for reflection and to spend time with my family.

Oh, how I miss her, though. She was quite a lady and great inspiration to me with her optimistic outlook on life. She had  a natural ability to tell jokes, getting the punchline perfect everytime. Her right leg was amputated 4 1/2 years years ago; however, she used a prosthetic leg after that to get around independently. Her favorite quip was, “I’m fine, as long as I have one leg to stand on,”  and then she would laugh. And, independent she was. She drove her car, taught her music students for both organ and piano, and volunteered to play the piano at her church and a nursing home once a month. Music was an integral part of her life. She lived to play her music everyday, and she played beautifully. She’d been playing since she was a very young girl.

As I was packing her things, I found the canvas shopping bags she regularly used in shopping for groceries and such. Ever concerned about the  environment and having a love for nature and this beautiful planet, she had an old-fashioned philosophy of “waste not, want not.” Plastic and paper bags were scarce in her little home. If only the earth’s general population had a speck of that mind-set. 

This last week-end, many well-known, dedicated celebrities shared their talent with the world while joining with Mr. Al Gore to express their message of concern about Global Warming for “Live Earth’ the Concerts for a Climate in Crisis.”  People everywhere were further encouraged to live an eco-friendly lifestyle for the sake of the environment and Planet Earth, our only home. I know that my Aunt Rose would wish that everyone be blessed with a long, happy life filled with music and love, while living “green” even into our 90’s, leaving a legacy of a safe, beautiful world behind for children everywhere. 

My aunt had a favorite little poem that I will leave you with. Print it out and hang it somewhere. It’s a great reminder for everyday life and all the wonderful blessings we have.

Have a great evening, and may God bless.

Donna

“We Thank Thee”

For the flowers that bloom about our feet;

For the song of bird and the hum of bee;

For all things fair we hear and see,

Father in heaven we thank Thee!

For the blue of the stream and the blue of the sky;

For the pleasant shade of branches high;

For the fragrant air and the cooling breeze;

For the beauty of the blooming trees,

Father in heaven we thank Thee!

For the mother-love and father -care,

For brothers strong and sisters fair;

For the love at home and here each day;

For guidance lest we go astray,

Father in heaven we thank Thee!

For this new morning with its light;

For rest and shelter of the night;

For health and food, for love and friends;

For everything His goodness sends,

Father in heaven we Thank Thee! –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Amen

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Al Gore just addressed Congress on the subject of Global Warming. He stated that new studies show that the Arctic ice cap was melting more rapidly that previous estimates and that it could completely disappear in as little as 34 years. “The problem is burning a hole at the top of the world in the ice cover…that is one of the principle ways our planet cools itself.” He said that “if it goes it won’t come back on any time scale relavent to the human species.” That is a very serious comment to ponder upon.

For a complete review of the former Vice President’s comments regarding Global Warming and the emissions of CO2’s and the counter arguments, go to www.MSNBC.com. There is a video and article, Gore Takes Warming Warnings to Congress.

As Gore said, the climate issue should not be a partisan or even a political issue. Do what you can to Live Green. It just makes good sense.

Have a great day,

Donna

Adopt solar: At www.fuelnews.info ,  view a great little video narrated by Actors Ed Begley, Jr.  and Morgan Freeman, and sign on for  Solar Energy for your home’s electricity needs today with NO  systems $ investment. Call us at 501-624-7500 for more information or questions. Please leave a message as to the best time to get back with you since we may be on the phone with someone else. We look forward to talking with you. You can start to Live Green for no cost to you.

 

“The sun can produce all the energy in one hour that the world needs for an entire year. Adopting Solar Energy just makes sense. It’s safe and smart. YOU really can make a difference in the life of future generations.”

“What we do to the planet, we do to ourselves.”

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Boy, the debate continues on Global Warming. “Experts” continue to give Al Gore a hard time.

Tell that to some citizens of Alaska. Wonder what reaction they’d give the “experts”? Way up North the permafrost is disappearing, leaving homes to sink into oblivion if the homes aren’t moved.

Even if they are moved, the citizens tell us, it won’t be long before they’d just have to move them again, or they’ll be forced to relocate to somewhere else. If you want further examples, go to www.weather.com/onedegree . It is an interesting web site. Alaska’s temperature in the far north has increased over 6 degrees according to the video. That’s making a huge difference in the environment for man and animals. Elsewhere in the world the changes  taking place are incredibly noticeable, from floods to drought. Go see for yourself. Send others there. The site is quite fair in its reporting.

More tomorrow…  Live Green!

God bless you,

Donna & Stephen

At www.fuelnews.info  ,  view a great little video narrated by Actors Ed Begley, Jr.  and Morgan Freeman, and sign on for  Solar Energy for your home’s electricity needs today with NO  systems $ investment. Call us at 501-624-7500 for more information or questions. Please leave a message as to the best time to get back with you since we may be on the phone with someone else. We look forward to talking with you. We can start to Live Green for no cost to us.

 

“The sun can produce all the energy in one hour that the world needs for an entire year. Adopting Solar Energy just makes sense. It’s safe and smart. YOU really can make a difference in the life of future generations.”

“What we do to the planet, we do to ourselves.”

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Email Stephen & I at: adoptsolar@gmail.com

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It is so sad when a magnificent species like the polar bear that we have come to admire and respect for their strength and beauty are at risk because of the “debated” Global Warming. As it was reported today, their diet, in order to remain healthy, includes seals and other animals with a high fat content. Land animals do not have the same high fat content. Because of the lack of floating ice shelfs, they are having a problem getting around in the ocean. They have to swim so far to hunt without being able to rest periodically. Oh, “experts” tell us that they can eat the caribou and other animals from land. However, that’s not their normal diet. Mr. Al Gore reported on this when he first started lecturing with his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and it’s getting worse.  Those “experts” say that polar bears can eat land animals so it’s not an urgent matter even though they are competing for food with the grizzlies whose natural food source is the caribou. 

Sounds like the electric companies that have disclosed plans to build 150 more coal-fired plants to  “meet the growing electricity demand” in our nation.  Can you imagine? There are presently 1400 coal-fired plants operating nationwide that produce about half the nation’s electricity according to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Major CO2’s-greenhouse gas emissions- going into the atmosphere.

We are grateful for electricity.  However, we have the technology to use alternatives to coal source energy in this modern era. There’s solar energy power, wind power, etc... When are we going to stop debating the issue and simply realize we have to and can do something different regarding our energy sources for our home, planet earth, NOW?

That’s all for tonight. Live Green…Peace, Donna

At www.fuelnews.info   , view a great little video narrated by Actors Ed Begley, Jr.  and Morgan Freeman, and sign on for  Solar Energy for your home’s electricity needs today with NO  systems $ investment. Call us at 501-624-7500 for more information or questions. Please leave a message as to the best time to get back with you. We look forward to talking with you. We can start to Live Green for no cost to us.

 

“The sun can produce all the energy in one hour that the world needs for an entire year. Adopting Solar Energy just makes sense. It’s safe and smart. YOU really can make a difference in the life of future generations.”

“What we do to the planet, we do to ourselves.”

www.fuelnews.info

Email Me: adoptsolar@gmail.com

  

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Last night was quite an evening for many talented people one of which was the gentleman who directed the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, as well as songwriter Melissa Ethridge for the title song.  Many congratulations to them  and, especially, to Mr. Al Gore who has worked tirelessly for many years lecturing on the subject and is now receiving well-deserved recognition and applause.

Happy Feet, also, won for best animiated feature film. This was wonderful since it showed support for a film which showed the need of protecting the environment for the sake of precious wildlife very often left at the mercy of what man leaves behind.

Mr. Gore’s information in the documentary is “an inconvenient truth” since it means that with the knowledge of global warming comes responsibility. It means making some adjustments in our lives that is not always deemed convenient. We all live on this amazingly beautiful planet. We are not isolated from one another because  everyone of us calls it home. It’s the only one we have folks. What we do to the earth, we do to ourselves.

I pray that the earth may be as beautiful for future generations in years to come as it has been for us. Action must be taken now.  We can make a difference in the environment if we all work together. How? Start living “Green” today if you’re not already doing so. Go to www.oscar.com , as well as www.fuelnews.info, to view some of the affordable, simple ways you can be a part of the solution.

God bless you, Donna

At www.fuelnews.info, view another great little video narrated by Actors Ed Begley and Morgan Freeman, and sign on for  Solar Energy for your home’s electricity needs today without any $ investment. Call us at 501-624-7500 for more information or questions. Leave a message as to the best time to get back with you. Looking forward to talking with you.

 “The sun can produce all the energy in one hour that the world needs for an entire year. Adopting Solar Energy just makes sense. It’s safe and smart. YOU really can make a difference in the life of future generations.”

“What we do to the planet, we do to ourselves.”

www.fuelnews.info

E-mail Me at adoptsolar@gmail.com

 

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Did you see the article on MSN .com today about former Vice-President Al Gore? He is certainly receiving accolades from many celebrities for his efforts to disclose the problem of global warming and his documentary, An Inconvenient Truth

Yesterday I encouraged everyone, no matter what their political presuasion, to watch it and view it with an open mind.  I know there are still skeptics who deny it is happening. However, even for them, I ask the question: Is it really worth the debate? Even if you may say there is no global warming, doesn’t it just make sense to utilize alternative energy sources?

Utilize all the means we now have to conserve on energy. And, if solar has been out of reach because of the high costs, it needn’t be any longer. Please go to http://www.fuelnews.info/  to find out about a way to have solar energy for your home with no investment and no maintenance costs. It is now affordable for home owners!

Have a great day,

Donna

501-624-7500 for more information or questions.

 “The sun can produce all the energy in one hour that the world needs for an entire year. Adopting Solar Energy just makes sense. It’s safe and smart. YOU really can make a difference in the life of future generations.”

“What we do to the planet, we do to ourselves.”

Email Me: adoptsolar@gmail.com

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