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St. Patrick’s Day, Leprechauns and Human Folly

Image courtesy of jpmpinmontreal on Flickr.

Image courtesy of jpmpinmontreal on Flickr.

So it’s the wearin’ of the green time again.  In the United States (which in the 18th century took a religious holiday and turned it into a green phenomenon) it’s when everyone claims Irish ancestry for the day.  Just look around and see all things Irish today: green bagels, green beer, green cupcakes and even a green Chicago River. Continue reading

Ancient Green Technology

???????????Today, we celebrate the earth and we think about all the ways we can help to cherish and protect it. We have come so far in our efforts to develop new ways of preserving our planet and with modern technology our carbon footprints are getting smaller every day, but the concepts that allow us to “go green” actually date back tens of thousands of years.

Green TechYou can learn all about “seven incredibly innovative uses of geothermal, water, wind and solar power from around the ancient world” in the fascinating article 7 Ancient Wonders of Green Design & Technology from WebEcoist.

As you celebrate today’s earth, remember the ancients who cared for and protected their planet and provided us with the blueprints to do the same.