Sunday, February 26, 2006

gb #15 greener NC

Chatham County, North Carolina is about 90 miles north and east of Concord, NC. Chatham, located on the Haw river and encompassing Lake Jordan, has become a hotbed for the use of more sustainable technologies in this state. Central Carolina Community College located in Pittsboro is associated with a number of programs of this nature including their own curriculum on sustainable agriculture. Piedmont Biofuels is a cooperative creating biodiesel fuel for its members from waste vegetable oil. Integrated Water Strategies is a company in Apex, NC designing water treatment systems that use plants to recycle wastewater on site. John Delafield runs a construction company called LandmarkSolar. He focuses on residential construction that utilizes passive and active solar energy transfer. The NC Powerdown group in near by Durham, North Carolina is working on its own energy decent plan modeled after the plan put together by Rob Hopkins of Transition Culture. The NC group says, “Based on the model laid out by the Kinsale Energy Descent Action Plan. The essential idea is to create actions and infrastructure locally that people interested in lowering their energy use can tap into.” My hope is that the greater Charlotte area will join this corridor of sustainable thinking here in North Carolina.

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