Lebanon Connecticut is going ‘Green’!

Hey Florida, even Lebanon Connecticut is going Green!


Greenhouse at Lebanon farm producing power along with plants


Lebanon Connecticut is going ‘Green’!

With the help of

the Connecticut Democratic Party


President Obama’s style of Governing.




Employees, dignitaries and other guests gather at Pride’s Corner Farm on Waterman Road in Lebanon for an event to recognize the farm’s new 240-kilowatt solar array Friday, March 3, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Dayhttp://www.theday.com/local/20170303/greenhouse-at-lebanon-farm-producing-power-along-with-plants

Published March 03. 2017 12:55PM

By Judy Benson Day staff writer


Lebanon —

Even in the morning’s chilly breezes and barren late winter landscape, Friday’s bright sunshine wasn’t going to waste at Pride’s Corner Farm on Waterman Road.

“We’re getting 25 percent of the farm’s electricity needs from the solar panels,”

said Mark Sellew, owner of the 400-acre plant farm.

“They’re already hooked up to the grid.”

With local, state and federal lawmakers and other officials on hand, Sellew celebrated the recent installation of 725 solar panels atop a new open-sided greenhouse that will be busy this spring with 100 workers cleaning, tagging and packing 2,200 varieties of nursery plants for shipping to privately owned garden centers, wholesalers and landscape contractors throughout the Northeast.

Before cutting a silky green ribbon to mark the occasion, Sellew credited the partnership of federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, the Connecticut Farm Energy Program and the state Department of Agriculture, with helping make the project happen.

Sitting atop a two-acre concrete pad, the metal-frame greenhouse was built with a $600,000 USDA grant and $1.6 million of the farm’s own funds, Sellew said. The panels will produce 240 kilowatts of electricity, or about 296,600 kilowatts annually, said Eric Virkler, project manager for Earthlight, the Ellington-based company that designed the greenhouse and installed the panels.

While some of the power produced by the panels will be used for lights and conveyor belts inside the greenhouse, most will be sent to a nearby inverter building, where it will be distributed to the rest of the farm, Virkler said.

One of the unique aspects of the design, he said, is that half the roof is covered with polycarbonate sheets that allow light into the structure, while the other half are metal sheets that can support the weight of the panels.

Amanda Fargo-Johnson, program coordinator for the Connecticut Farm Energy Program, said the Pride’s Corner solar project is the second largest renewable energy project supported by the organization, but more are in the works. The energy program, part of the USDA, provided technical assistance for the project.

Among speakers at the brief ceremony was Emily Boushee, spokeswoman for Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. She praised the new greenhouse as a facility that will improve efficiency for workers by providing a shaded space protected from the rain, while also producing renewable power.

Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, said the project is one of many examples of how solar energy is growing in Connecticut.

“Connecticut is never going to drill for oil or mine coal, but we have a burgeoning solar industry,”

he said.





God help us to help Mother Earth


God help us to help Mother Earth


If one looks at the past month or so,

it looks as though

Caring for Mother Earth

will be set on the

‘Back Burner’

for around 16 years.


8 years because the Vultures


(Trumplethinskin and his pets),

Are in charge now.



8 years after that because their Hyena

(Pence and his hatchet Goonys),

is set up to follow.


Battered Beaches:


Matthew eroded nearly two million cubic feet of sand and dunes in a matter of hours. Estimates pieced together over the past four months indicate repairing that damage — replacing just the sand the hurricane eroded, not any previous critical erosion —

could cost nearly $50 million.

Another $32 million


may be spent to repair and protect State Road A1A north and south of Flagler Beach, not including an already planned federal project.

Restoring coastal erosion from Matthew could cost $50 million


Homes, motels, hotels and business that build along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean get what they deserve every year.


The taxpaying citizens pay for this every year!

The state of Florida, the towns along the coast of Florida and the Federal Government (FEMA), repair those beaches, roads and buildings, with our tax-money, every year!


only a small percentage of Floridians

were able to get any help

from, all of the above!



This is proof positive that humans


are helping fossil fuel


to destroy the ozone quicker than ever before.


Solar power mobile water purifier (in the media)


As seen in the media every time there is a disaster like a hurricane of tornado, Solar Power Water Purifiers give the distressed clean drinking water.

This little ministry with a little solar powered filtration system helps people get drinking water.

If this works and it has been working for years, why not bigger systems also running on solar power, provide every, water drinking creatures of God (plants and animals), clean, clear, safe, drinking water?


Since 2004, AMM has been bringing water purification systems to 40 countries worldwide with over 800 units deployed.  The Air Mobile Rescuer water purifier is an amazing, life saving tool, at a mere 20 pounds, it can produce up to 25 gallons of pure water every hour, which is enough drinking water for 500 people per day!  A very powerful ministry has grown from using this unit to help save lives and share God’s love and compassion with those in great need.

Water Purification

Since 2004, AMM has been bringing water purification systems to 40 countries worldwide with over 800 units deployed.  The Air Mobile Rescuer water purifier is an amazing, life saving tool, at a mere 20 pounds, it can produce up to 25 gallons of pure water every hour, which is enough drinking water for 500 people per day!  A very powerful ministry has grown from using this unit to help save lives and share God’s love and compassion with those in great need.

Air Mobile Rescuer





Solar power mobile water purifier


Florida can take your homes if?

Florida can take your homes if?

In this (Free Country),

the state of Florida and many others

can take your building at any time.

Because of this Florida State Congress,

that you keep voting into

“Power over You!”


If any Floridian wants to get off the

very expensive,


money guzzling,

Utility Controlled,

power Grid

The ‘Powers to be’

In the Florida Congress



will take your property!


The only way around this is to

First, change the laws.


Change the politicians

that make


keep the bad laws!


Rooftop Unit Efficiency


Why do I push ‘leaving the grid?

Back in the late 1980’s

I tried to get a Patten on a good workable energy plan.

Health and then family problems put a hold on that.


A good plan to think about

now that this government

is bringing the country back,

would be for a start

(New Home Building).

As long as you are building, buildings,

why not add solar panels to the roof,

ones that always follow the sun.

While you are at it


digging the ground for your new building,


why not dig a hole for a

(Hot-water storage tank)?

One more thing you might consider at the same time

is wiring the building for a solar transformer

to power as many appliances as possible

with your solar panels?

About the only thing that I can think of to not power with solar,

might be your Air Conditioners.


this might also be possible now?


They do make a 12 volt AC compressor.


If you added another tank

(top of tank 4′)

in the ground,


that holds water would be ground temperature

(about 55 degrees)

and believe it or not

this would cool your building.


The Climate Change Debate is Over


The Climate Change Debate is Over:

Seas and Temperatures Are Rising Dangerously

FlaglerLive | September 21, 2016


global warming world map history 1980-2015

Undeniable. Click on the image for larger view. (NOAA)

By Todd Larsen


Earlier this month, Hurricane Hermine caused storm surges that flooded the Florida coast, killed one person, and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses.

This is the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since 2005’s Category 3 Hurricane Wilma, but the Atlantic basin is no stranger tomajor storms. In fact, the Atlantic Ocean sees seven named storms per year now, up from an average of five just a few years ago. And storm intensity is increasing in the Pacific Ocean as well.

For decades, companies profiting from the fossil fuel economy have funded scientists, think tanks, and politicians that oppose the general consensus of scientists worldwide that humans are causing climate change.

Mountains of studies and models show that climate change is real, primarily caused by humans, and is already having major impacts on human civilization. But climate deniers have persuaded many to doubt climate change, slowing the critical transition to renewable energy and clean transportation technologies.

But now, the climate deniers have a real problem. The earth itself is providing overwhelming evidence that climate change is happening much sooner than predicted and already impacting our lives.

And it’s not just hurricanes.

other-wordsIn July, NASA provided data demonstrating that each of the first six months of 2016 were the hottest on record. July and August went on to break records for summer temperatures. These record temperatures couldn’t be explained away by El Nino weather patterns, but they can be by the increasing greenhouse gas effect.

So, too, can the massive rains that caused extensive flooding in Louisiana, killing 13 people and damaging or destroying over 60,000 homes.

All along the East Coast of the United States, cities are experiencing “sunny day flooding” where water inundates cities in the absence of storms. Rising seas, resulting from climate change, are already creating conditions where cities receive flood waters of one to two feet on a regular basis, causing significant damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure.

Rising seas are caused by rapidly melting ice. The Greenland ice sheet, one of the largest ice formations on earth, is losing ice at a rate of 270 gigatons of ice per year — the equivalent of 110 million Olympic-sized swimming pools per year.

This year, the arctic experienced the second-highest level of sea ice melt on record, which will impact the habitats of gulls and polar bears.

Increasing storms and storm intensity and rising sea levels have long been predicted by climate models and now appear to be coming true.

What does all this building evidence mean for climate deniers?

Clearly, it’s time to stop pretending climate change isn’t real, and recognize that it’s already having major impacts in the world. And the many corporations that tell the public they’re addressing climate change, while simultaneously funding climate-denying politicians, need to end their duplicitous practices.

Climate impacts are already harming the most vulnerable people in the United States. People of color, indigenous people, and the poor, who are least equipped to adapt to climate impacts are the most vocal advocates for stopping polluters.

We need to stop questioning the validity of climate science and instead rapidly scale up renewable energy, clean transportation, and sustainable agriculture and forestry, all while immediately investing in adaptation nationwide.

The debate is over — it’s time for climate deniers to concede defeat, and start becoming part of the solution.

Todd Larsen directs Green America’s corporate responsibility division.