"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Originally published in Home Power #112 April & May 2006 Written by Larry Schlusser PhD, Owner of Sun Frost
As we continue to develop the 460 Lucas Santa Rosa foreclosure property as a a green-retrofit eco-home demonstration model for "Joe the Plumber" and the rest of us average Americans who believe green is the new red white and blue, it helps ...to not have to re-invent the wheel (or the heliostat, or the macerating toilet or...). This site is excellent if you want to go for "extreme efficiency" (Pareto optimality in both engineering and economics) in you home.
Larry Schlusser lives not too far from Santa Rosa, so we hope we can get him down to the 460 Lucas green collar jobs training site eco-home and get his advice on how we might take things "to the next level", for the "other 90%".