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Osk Reddy

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We wish to bring to your notice that we the "Green Universe Environmental Services Society (GUESS)" head-quartered at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India was established in 1998. Since then we have been promoting various eco friendly concepts, pro-environmental initiatives and sustainable development projects. With our vast field-level practical experiences we have observed and noticed that the farmers of our country are facing severe crop loss issues due to wild boar & wild animal attacks, frequent natural calamities, global warming effects, non availability of labour, cost escalation and climate change issues. It is known fact that many of the wild animals have shifted their habitations from the forests to farm fields due to man-made mistakes such as severe deforestation and high level destruction in the forest areas. 

Due to the above situations the farmers who make 70% of the Indian community are leaving agriculture and migrating to the urban habitations in search of livelihoods resulting in many of the villages are becoming deserts and the population pressure is at high level in urban areas which is causing various social & economic issues. It is fact that the most of the countries are shifting towards naturals in all walks of life and the demand for natural products is ever increasing and it is time to throw light on promotion of different eco-friendly sustainable farming measures & concepts to the struggling farmer community.

Keeping in view the alarming situation faced by the farming community due to wild boar & animal attacks which is great concern to the society today we have come up with an eco-friendly, cost-effective sustainable solution of "Henna Bio Fence." It is non-grazing & pest-free because it is astringent & pungent in nature which can be an effective NPM measure, sustains for longer period hence it is perennial, drought tolerant because it can pass through severe climatic situations, creates additional man days through raising & post harvest measures and also generates income because the demand for natural dyes is ever increasing. Hence "Henna Bio Fence" can be an eco-friendly cost-effective sustainable solution in place of highly expensive solar, chain linked mesh & barbed wire fences and can act as income & employment generating measure.

Natural dyes are pro-environment and obtained from renewable resources with no health hazards are traditionally used since ages to impart color. There is renewed interest in the application of natural dyes throughout the world today, as eco-friendly norms become stringent and the awareness about protection and preservation of environment grows day by day. The entire world is facing the side effects of synthetic products and there has been increasing interest in natural dyes, as the public become aware of health issues, ecological and environmental problems related to the use of synthetic dyes. Henna as natural dye is being used in Textiles, Handlooms, Leather, Beauty & Health Care, Cosmetics and Tattoo Industries etc. 

Considering the above facts, concerns and in light of the multi beneficial advantages, as responsible NGO we have initiated this "Henna Bio Fence" project to help the struggling farmers. We request for financial collaboration to impart trainings, to create awareness, to transform the concept and to provide input cost to encourage an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost effective "Henna Bio Fence" to the farmers to protect the crops from wild boar & animal attacks and to improve their income levels. In addition to the crop protection measure there is lot of scope for employment generation through value addition and marketing. 

Henna Bio Fence is also useful as NPM, NTFP, SMC & NRM measures. The Decoction of henna leaves because of its strong chemical composition can be used as Bio Pesticide for all the crops which reduces the pest management expenditure for a longer period. It also controls the cross pollination issues between different crops. Henna Bio Fence in one meter width all along the periphery of the crop fields in multiple (6-8) rows with close spacing will become as thick & strong fence which completely arrests the wild boar and animal attacks. Reducing crop loss itself is great benefit to the farmers and as well to the nation and also there are many social & economic advantages in addition to the crop protection measure. 

Keeping in view the above facts, we request the International Organizations who are very much concern about environment & global warming effects for financial contributions from Carbon Trade Funds, Environment Protection Funds, Ecological Balancing Funds, Global Warming Budgets, CSR & CER initiatives to provide them an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost effective "Henna Bio Fence" for their farm fields to protect the crops from animal attacks and to improve the income levels of the farming community. Hence, we request your kind attention towards a noble cause of "Vruksho Rakshathi Rakshithaha" by providing them the input cost from different possible funds & measures to help the struggling farmers who are feeding our Nation. The detailed project report will be submitted after hearing from you. We await quick response in this regard to make this pro-environmental project successful. We are hereby providing the YouTube link of promo film on Henna Bio Fence for information.

Henna Bio Fence Video Link:

GUESS - Henna Bio Fence - English  : GUESS - Henna Bio Fence - English

GUESS - Henna Bio Fence - Telugu  : GUESS - Henna Bio Fence - Telugu  
Thanking You


Best Regards


OSK REDDY
Ph. No. 919494947894 / 919848028410
Mail:oskreddy@gmail.com/ oskreddy@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.guessfoundation.org
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Alex Chanson
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Genetically engineered viruses used to make an 11% efficient solar cell! Not even the best part! The same process was used to create a record breaking battery.

http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_belcher_using_nature_to_grow_batteries.html
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John Despujols

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The resulting $0.0579, or six cents, per kWh is less than half the average price of energy generated by new coal-fired power stations (12.8c/kWh) and significantly less than the typical price of thin film generated power (16.3c/kWh, both according to figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance).

http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/us--thin-film-solar-energy-sells-cheaper-than-coal-fired_100010043/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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I think they are betting on future thing film technology saving them more, These rates start in 2015 or so...  Remember that future solar is cheaper than today's solar..  And they could be taking a slight hit to move some inventory...
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The roof with solar panels seems to cover some windows from sunshine and mid-day heat. I wonder what "heated naturally through geothermal wells" means?
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Alex Chanson
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Starting a community centered around all things learned online. Post courses and comment on ideas!
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 A question of measures, and how the measures are applied ?
When or if America becomes “Totally Green”  what will that then say, or do to the rest of us, beyond the USA ?. Can monetary values really reflect true Green Values ?. If so (Yes) what effect will that have on economic values ?.

 Would say Generating all the electrical requirements from just Solar, be Green, or as the growth of Solar increased, would some Non-Green aspect be revealed ?.

 Perhaps it is a difference of cultures, but I am surprised how Americans appear to expect, complex changes to be taken up and implemented in America, the land of the free !. Americans appear to have high expectations of their Politicians, capacity to deliver ?
 In the UK, we are only slowly evolving into a consumer society. This though has been checked, to some extent, by Debt issues, and difficulties in obtaining Credit. Are the Domestic finance issues, the same in America ?. The issue here then becomes, how can the changes be implemented, on a large scale, in a Domestic (in our Homes) environment ?.  In the UK we have an emerging gulf, between the Haves and the Have-nots !. The Have-nots, do not have the capacity to absorb, the shock of change”, in that they lack the surplus value in income terms, to provide above basic needs !. Often the Have-nots, have no choice, but to continue to pay high rates for things, because they have no room for manoeuvre. They have to have it today, and they are required to pay for it now, and increasingly they are required to pay for it up front !   So often they end up paying over the odds for items !.

 We also appear to have a shrinking number of Haves, and an increasing number of Have-nots. These have-nots may lack the capacity to contribute to the State. They are also more likely to use Non-Green, out of necessity !.

These a just a few of my thoughts that come to mind on reading this item ! 
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 A group I Co-founded. Please visit our site.
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A sixteen-year-old Egyptian student, Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad from the Zahran Language School in Alexandria has identified a new low-cost catalyst which can generate biofuel by breaking down plastic waste.
To read more visite our blog: http://bit.ly/DanoneDTE050313PLACES
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Raymond Kent

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Lauren Campbell

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Can someone explain base load power to me? It has come up a lot recently with my advocacy work; trying to get a specific coal burning plant shut down in Indianapolis. I have heard some people preach about how important it is and others claiming that it's a myth and not needed. Can someone here, with knowledge on energy, please explain?
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Thank you everyone! That was very helpful and the diagrams that you provided +Ben Thomas, helped me visualize the process. I'm glad to hear commentary that neither degrades nor preaches about base load power. Sometimes, when advocating, one only hears the extreme; extreme yes or extreme no. I appreciate all of your help!
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Raymond Kent

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Suza Adam

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Submit your business proposal in clean technology at Viridis Africa 2013

On the 15th & 16th October 2013 the third Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking conference for the African continent is to be held in Johannesburg South Africa.

Called Viridis Africa, the event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates who are seeking funding to introduce clean technology solutions and services.

Principals who would present their business opportunities at this event would have the audience of numerous local and foreign investors, stratified according to their interest and investment criteria.

Investors would include venture capital, private equity, project and corporate finance outfits and others dedicated to the clean tech sector. They would also include North American, European funding agencies, major Asian industrial conglomerates, technology specific investment funds and major companies who seek strategic alliance and acquisitions.

The following are some of the clean tech sub-sectors in which principals may consider their company, initiative being presented:

Clean Energy Generation:
Wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, clean coal technologies

Storage:
Fuel cells, advanced batteries, hybrid systems

Infrastructure:
Management, transmission

Efficiency:
Building efficiency, smart grids, waste heat recovery

Water & waste water:
Water treatment, water conservation, waste water treatment, desalination

Recycling & waste:
Recycling, waste treatment, organic matter, plastics,

Presenters will have the opportunity to introduce their investment case to interested parties throughout the lifecycle of their business, i.e. from conceptual, early stage / startup through to established business.

The event will also introduce parties with complementary technologies and business models to one another to explore mutually beneficial opportunities.

In the main the conference and its exhibition will endeavour to bring about a vibrant “market trading place” for entrepreneurs and corporates to propose and conclude investment deals with funders.

Although the event is to be held once a year, it is designed to give the participants long term continuity vis a vis the provision of web-based interaction platforms, inducing social networks, virtual market place and other interactive features.

In addition it is intended to hold Viridis Africa within individual countries in Africa, as and when greater interest and support is gained in a particular country.

Please note that the deadline for your business proposal submission is 30 August 2013.

An executive business summary of your project/ company is required in order for us to match your initiative/company business proposal with the appropriate theme. Importantly you need to indicate the funds you seek and the principal terms for investors participation.

For more information please contact (code +27):
Suza Adam - 011 880 0364 - General, marketing/branding, investor relations, sponsorship, networking, digital media
Raz Cohen - 011 880 0374 – Corporate / project finance / venture capital, business plan development
Dr Andries van der Linde - 082 825 0985 – Energy generation; wind, solar (CSP) photovoltaic, hydro, geothermal, storage, infrastructure, efficiency


Visit www.viridisafrica.com for more information.

Contact suza.adam@spindlecommunications.com
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Alex Chanson
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A company has developed an app, where you can scan the bar code of each product and it comes up with ratings of the company and product via health, environment and society. Absolutely an amazing breakthrough that may displace business lobbying and put the power of knowledge back into the people's hands!

#socialgood   #knowledgeispower   

http://www.goodguide.com/
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Companies are increasingly influenced by the so-called consumerism
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I doubt anybody will outlaw coal burning, as it is fairly essential to survival without other resources or utilities available.
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