Carolyn I. Prevost
Topic: Turning food waste and poo into Money
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about a new Technology which could possible save the environment and money.
Thesis: Americans waste more than 251 million tons of municipal solid waste per year according to the United States Environmental. Protection agency http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/index.htm Last updated on 2/28/2014. It is time we start thing of better ways to deal with this issue and recycle.
The consumption habits of modern consumer lifestyles are causing a huge worldwide waste problem. Having overfilled local landfill capacities, many first world nations are now exporting their refuse to third world countries. This is having a devastating impact on ecosystems and cultures throughout the world. Some alternative energy companies are developing new ways to recycle waste by generating electricity from landfill waste and pollution. http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/technology/garbage-energy/.
Reason to Listen:
A new article was posted on take part.com September 26, 2014 by Taylor hill a take part associate and wildlife editor entitled “A new Technology turns food waste and Poo into Power” Saving the environment and Money. Immediately caught my attention. I have always been very enthusiastic about clean energy and recycling. It makes me very sad thinking about all the natural habitats being destroyed due to our destructive nature. According to Taylor “officials in the California community of Victor Valley on Friday unveiled the United States first carbon neutral wastewater treatment plant. Biogas produced from food waste and sewage powers the plant while keeping tons of garbage out of landfills. Officials at the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority expect the system to operate independent of the power grid by 2015, diverting more than 1,400...
Last updated on 2/28/2014
Last updates 09/28/2014
A California facility has become one of the world’s first carbon-neutral wastewater treatment plants. By Taylor Hill: Taylor Hill is Take Part’s associate environment and wildlife editor. September 26, 2014
From toilet to tap: Getting a taste for drinking recycled waste water By Kieron Monks, for CNN Updated 10:46 AM EDT, Thu May 1, 2014 http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/01/world/from-toilet-to-tap-water/
RP Siegel Article “Biomass Energy Pros and Cons” http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/05/biomass-energy-pros-cons/ May 4th 2012 RP Siegel, PE, is the President of Rain Mountain LLC. He is also the co-author of the eco-thriller Vapor Trails, the first in a series covering the human side of various sustainability issues including energy, food, and water in an exciting and entertaining format.
John Saw hill president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and the 12th President of New York University (NYU).
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/09/garbage-incinerators-waste-to-energy-california.html May 2010
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