"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.
Just purchased another Sunlinq 25 Watt foldable solar panel for the video shoot at National Geographic next week talking about our Solar CITIES goodwill ambassador work; this will replace the one we donated to the Palestinian Wildlife Society last week. Affordable Solar has the best deals on these CIGS cell units: $309 as opposed to $380 elsewhere. Everybody should have one on hand!