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12 The Julian News Propane Service Alternative Energy "1 m - Our installation in . " in and can be v=ewed at  milemarker 33 old Hwy 80 (760) 767-5662 New Report Showcases CA Tribal Energy Development, Opportunities by Deb Courson California's Native American tribes manage 95 million acres of possibilities for new clean energy development, although there are some hurdles to getting the projects off the ground, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation's Tribal Lands Conservation Program. The report says solar, wind and geothermal have the biggest potential for California's tribal lands. The findings don't surprise Monique LaChappa, chairwoman of the Campo Kumeyaay Nation in Southern California, the first tribe to set up a wind farm. "But you have to remember, you also have to have everything that goes with starting a renewable energy project: transmission, the developers." She says changes in state and federal policy, tax law changes, and access to capital all are needed so that more tribes can develop resources. Similar points are echoed in the report. Tribal Lands Conservation Program Director Steve Torbit says federal maps of clean energy potential draw lines around almost every Indian property. "They were definitely given the worst of what was left, and now it's turned out to be, as far as renewable resources are concerned, some of the best that we have." Cristala Mussato-Allen is executive director of Native Workplace, a Texas-based nonprofit company that helps Native Americans get tining for "green" jobs and industries. She says tribes across the country are getting calls almost daily from outside firms, wanting to use Indian resources and land - when the tribes would rather be their own developers. continued on page 14 CUSTOM HOMES • DECK NG DOORS & WINDOWS • ELECTR CAL SERV CE HARDWOOD FLOORING • • GRAD NG • PA NTING • REMODEL NG • SEPTIC SYSTEMS • T LE WORK • WATER SYSTEMS • WELL DRILLING • General Contractor Genera/Contractor +,c, Over 35 Years Experience Lawrence Noble, Owner Julian Resident for 27 years State Lic. 602654 New Construction Room Additions Decks Remodels 760" 765" 2363 PO Box 1342 JULIAN, CA 92036 Painting Contractor 3mootb 3ailing • Exterior/Interior Specialist • Reliable - Over 20 Years Experience • Fully Licensed and Bonded • Power Washing • Free Estimates • No Deposit Required- Ever Lie # 792234 Serving All of San Diego County 760 504 1414 Congractor i[JlllJll iiiJl iiiiJl COMPJIW' 25 Years Lic. #B459249 .Custom Homes •Remodels .Additions • General Repairs FREE .... ++"++p ESTIMATES 1'76o705-o"t Air Conditioning and Heating HVAC ,00C,serviceHeating Borrego, Cuyamaca, Escondido, Julian, Ocotillo, Palomar Mountain, Ramona, Ranchita, Santa Ysabel, Warner Springs (760) 580 3528 Concrete. Foundations - Retaining Walls EIOK INC., 00lh. r =+ARTH I TALK0000 Questions & Answers About Our Environment Dear EarthTalk: I know that purchasing organic crib sheets, mattresses and baby clothes is better for the environment--but do they make any difference in terms of the baby's health? --B.B., Fairfield, CT It's true that conventional baby clothing and bedding-- conventional referring to that made with cotton grown using synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and bleached and dyed with yet more harsh chemicals--hasn't seemed to present a problem thus far for generations and generations of babies. But more awareness of chemical sensitivities has many environmentalists and public health advocates wondering if the clothes and bedding children are exposed to could be impacting their health negatively. Some 25 percent of the world's pesticides and 10 percent of insecticides go to cotton crops every year. In addition, petroleum scouring agents, softeners, brighteners, heavy metals, flame and soil retardants, ammonia and formaldehyde are used in the processing of cotton once it is harvested. Beyond the environmental impacts of this onslaught in the vicinity of production facilities, there is increasing concern that residues of some of these chemicals might rub off on baby. According i:!++?( +?/il i Έ +; ! ii!!'!i!; ......... :. +,+ + + ?: Some 25 percent of the world's pesticides and lO percent of insecticides go to cotton crops every year, leading many environmentalists and public health advocates to wonder if the cotton clothes and bedding children are exposed to could be negatively impacting their health. photo courtesy Getty Images to Rachel Birchler of Moot, a Pittsburgh-based organic children's clothing boutique, a baby's skin is more porous and thinner than that of an adult, and as such absorbs stuff more easily. "This means that children are at greater risk for pesticide- related health problems than adults," she says. Johnson & Johnson, one of the world's leading purveyors of baby products, states on its website that "a baby's skin is thinner, more fragile and less oily than an adult's" and is "less resistant to bacteria and harmful substances in the environment." Lotus Organics, which makes organic clothing for both babies and adults, reports that "millions of children in the U.S. receive up to 35 percent of their estimated lifetime dose of some carcinogenic pesticides by age five through food, contaminated drinking water, household use, and pesticide drift." So if organic cotton is so much better all around, why aren't we all swaddling our babies in it and wearing it ourselves? It's all about cost. Clothing and bedding made from organic cotton is typically more expensive than similar products made with conventional cotton. Consumers watching their spending are often unwilling to pay more for a t-shirt or pants that are just going to get spilled on and beaten up. But boosters for organic cotton say that paying less for conventional cotton items is penny wise and pound foolish. "Conventionally produced cotton material lasts 10-20 washes before it starts to break down," reports Mooi's Birchler. "An organic cotton material lasts for 100 washes or more before it begins to wear down." How could that be? "Conventionally produced cotton take so much abuse in production because it goes through scouring, bleaching, dying, softeners, formaldehyde spray, and flame and soil retardants before it is even shipped to be cut for patterns," she explains. Also, with more and more organic cotton products becoming available every day, from specialty shops to major retailers like WaI-Mart and Target, the price premium for going organic is starting to shrink. March 31, 2010 Rtn+0M B, LumNr & SuN00: 532 "B" Street P.O. Box 159, Ramona, CA 92065 (760) 789-0240 OPEN SUNDAYS! CONTACTS: Moot, www.; Johnson & Johnson,; Lotus Organics, www.lotusorganics. com. GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk c/o E/The Environmental Magazine P.O. Box 5098 Westport, CT 06881 e-mail: or submit it at: earthtalk/thisweek/ Warner FFA continued from page 11 Ranch and business partners like One-Stop Equipment." The Ranch sponsored the Equestrian competition and One-Stop Equipment provided the farm machinery, which was used by students during a variety of skill demonstrations. Freeman went on to say, "This was a collaborative event where many FFA advisors worked together to make this possible." Warner students, parents, and staff value the FFA and the efforts of Sherri Freeman. As the years go by, it is the experiences, such as those provided by the FFA, that enhance students' educational opportunities. Warner and the FFA; Committed to Excellence! 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