"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.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Thomas Henry Culhaneis back in Germany, thankful to the U.S. Embassy for providing a blessed 4 days working in "Eco-Palestine" with the kind, brilliant and
visionary planners, educators, engineers, scientists, environmental NGOs
and youth of the West Bank and Ramallah. Picture shows the first ARTI
style kitchen-waste to-clean-fuel biogas... digestor which we built by the
new eco-home demonstration unit in Bethlehem at the Palestinian
Wildlife Society along with Engineers without Borders.
Thomas Henry Culhane, after a wonderful morning commissioning the first Palestinian ARTI style biofuel unit, presented a Sunlinq 25 Watt foldable Solar Panel to Imad Atrash of the Palestinian Wildlife Society as a gift on behalf of Solar CITIES as Amer Rabayah from Engineers Without Borders looks on; EWB Palestine has built the first mode...l eco-home here in Bethlehem at PWS for all to see integrated sustainability solutions.